Preparing for a Baby Cake Smash Photo Session

Preparing for a Baby Cake Smash Photo Session

Gatineau Baby Photographer

Preparing for a Baby Cake Smash Photo Session


I wanted to write an article to help parents in preparing for a baby cake smash photo session.  It’s really pretty simple.  You need to bring a cute outfit for their portrait session, an outfit for their cake smash photo session and a smash cake to be eaten and smashed by baby.  Due to allergy issues, I don’t provide a cake for my cake smash sessions.  It’s just too risky because so many babies are allergic to so many things these days.  I don’t want to be responsible for a baby having an allergic reaction to something that I gave them to eat.  This is why it’s the parents’ responsibility to bring their own smash cake to the cake smash photo session.

You can bring pretty much any cake that you want for your baby’s cake smash photo session.  However, I request that you talk with me to figure out the colours.  Why? Because I need to colour co-ordinate my backdrop to the cake colours. And I can give tips of what will and won’t work in photos.  (Example:  chocolate cakes tend to look like poo all over your child in photos, so avoid chocolate.)  Please just don’t make the cake too high because it will be too tall and cover too much of your baby during the photo session, not to mention being a little intimidating for baby who has probably never eaten a cake before.

What Does a Smash Cake Look Like?

Some people wonder what the smash cake should look like.  Over the years, my clients have brought various kinds of pretty cakes for their baby’s cake smash session.  Check out some of the various pretty smash cakes, which can come in lots of shapes and colours:


There’s the ever popular giant cupcake.


There’s the stacked ombre cake, which is all over Pinterest.


You can stack doughnuts on top of each other.


There’s the naked cake, which is very popular on Pinterest. The icing on this was made with whipped cream and mashed raspberries to get the pink colour.


You can order a custom fancy cake made by a professional baker (Carla’s Cakes made this one.)


You can have a bright coloured cake.

Book a Cake Smash Session

I shoot cake smash photo sessions in my home in L’Ange-Gardien, QC (just 20 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.)  Contact me today to book your baby’s cake smash photo session.

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