Sunday, 24 July 2016

Mia's 1st Birthday Cake Smash

First of all - how is my baby girl 1 already? I feel like I gave birth a couple of months ago. She is now walking (well, running), jumping around and climbing everything! She also loves feeding herself, so I decided that we will do a cake smash for her birthday. She is obsessed with food, so I knew she was going to love every second of it.

I baked the cake myself and used the same bunting we had on Mia's actual birthday cake and made sure not to add too much sugar to the mixture, as I didn't want Mia to be on a sugar high all day. She was allover that cake, so she ate quite a lot. She was fine though and didn't have an upset tummy or anything.

I set it all up in the kitchen, using my old photography background from years ago (it was a bit wrinkly, but let's ignore that). It always comes in handy for photos. I had some of the decorations left from the actual birthday party and added a star light, a chevron box and quick diy bunting. It looked lovely! 

The cake stand is the stunning Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot Folk Cake Stand* (via Octer) and I completely blame it for my recent baking addiction :) haha. I just feel like it can't be empty, so I keep baking cakes. Oh... I have to stop! I need a cake dome for the stand, but the EB one is sold out everywhere, so I just have to wait. In the meantime, I have been browsing cake stands online in the hope of finding a dome to match the size of this, but no luck so far.

I am so in love with the photos from our DIY cake smash! I just have to re-edit them all, as it seems like they are a bit pixelated.



  1. Such precious photos and what a stunning shoot! I particularly love the photo where Mia is eating the cake, face first haha. A girl after my own heart.


  2. Oh my goodness she is the cutest!! Happy Birthday Mia :)

  3. You did such an amazing job with these pictures! She's so precious <3

    Coco | The Beauty Milk

  4. This is such a good idea, I can't wait until my little boy is born so I can do things like this :) She's super cute too!

    Gemma Louise

  5. Ah!! These photos are just so bloody gorgeous! She's stunning!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog


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