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DIY First Birthday Cake Smash

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


It was a couple of weeks ago now that we did Indiana's cake smash, and with only 1 week to go until her birthday, I thought it was time to share them with you! I would have loved to do a professional one but it would have worked out SO expensive. So in the end we did it completely 'DIY' and I'm so pleased with the results, especially considering Indiana just doesn't sit still haha. 

Jack is the baker in this household so he was in charge of the cake. I bought a cupcake mould from Ebay as that's the design we were going for. It turned out pretty well, and it was even topped with pink icing and a pink ribbon.

Her outfit was something I thought about for a while. I wanted something that looked super cute, but also something that symbolised her turning 1. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know how much I love My First Years. I found the 'first birthday' vest and instantly fell in love, so that was sorted. The pink frillys are something I've had my eye on for ages now! They're from my favourite place The Bow Boutique are are SO cute and girly. I completed her outfit with a pink bow from The Bow Boutique as well.


We just used a plain wall in the living room (luckily we have laminate flooring too which is a must!). I took some of her bunting from her room to decorate the wall, and then just blew up some pink balloon... so simple!

Then it was time to let her loose with the cake. As soon as she saw it she wanted to touch it and we needn't have worried about her crawling off haha. Her face was a picture and it wasn't long before she got stuck in. She didn't eat much of the cake itself but I'm surprised she wasn't sick after all the icing she ate! Jack was photographer too, using his Bridge camera.

I would totally recommend doing a cake smash for a first, or even other birthdays. The pictures are something we'll treasure forever and as we did it ourselves we can keep them all, and then decide what ones we want to print. To be honest I think doing it ourselves was much more fun, and she completed the shoot with a nice warm bubbly bath, her favourite!









Did you do a cake smash?
Emily xx

11 comments :

  1. Awww I love it!!! I'm still deciding whetehr or not to do it for Baby London.. it looks so cute but the mess might kill me! hahah x

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  2. Aw so cute!! Looks like she had a great time. I'm still deciding whether to do one for Baby M's birthday. It's a great idea but I also think 'waste of good cake' and 'aaarrgghhh the mess'. My mum's baking a carrot cake for the weekend before his birthday so might do it then with that. Or we might just eat the cake ;) xx

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  3. Hurray! What fun! We did a cake smash, but we did it with a live webcam set up with our families who live far away... and the other camera I had set up recording cut out... so we don't actually have any photos. Oops. Digs enjoyed his though, but it wasn't very dramatic. I put tangerine slices inside (which he loves) and he just sat and ate them all haha. xx

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  4. This is lovely. The pictures turned out great! :) Her outfit is just perfect! The cake looks so yummy!! It's so fun doing a cake smash isn't it? The bath is a must afterwards! xxx

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  5. Love her outfit. Can't believe she's almost 1!! Lovely pics x

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  6. Lovely photos we had a cake smash for Sophia's birthday but I am rubbish at taking pics so paid someone to take than but your pics are fab. Hope she has an amazing first birthday in a few days xx

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  7. I love a good cake smash! Might even do one for my own birthday. Definitely celebrated it in style #binkylinky

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  8. So cute! I wouldn't be brave enough to do one myself! Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

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  9. I love a cake smash and this is perfect. Nice and relaxed at home is a much better way to go :)

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  10. This looks so much fun! I'm lactose intolerant, and when I was one mummy wasn't exactly sure what I had, so avoided the cake smash. Fab photos! #binjylinky

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  11. Aww bless, I really want to do this with Baby Bear, my husband would probably have a heart attack with all the mess though, lol x

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