Why not feature baby's favorite food instead?
Sure, the cake smash is the traditional, messy way to finish a one-year photo session, but what if cake just isn't your (or bay's) thing? What if you want to do something else? Here are a few things we can try, instead of cake, to make baby's first-year session a total blast.
If baby is into blueberries — or raspberries, or strawberries — we can include those in a session instead!
How fun is this?! Instead of a cake smash, let's capture your baby's reaction to tasting lemon for the first time. So. Much. Fun!
I know, I know: donuts are pretty cake-adjacent, but serious, how cute is this setup? We can do cake with donuts, or just a big ol' stack on donuts without the cake.
There are so many super-messy options with ice cream instead of a cake! We can hand baby a giant cone, or turn her loose on a pint of Häagen-Dazs. Spoon? No spoon? Either way, this is one of my all-time favorites!
We can also try Cheerios, Lucky Charms, spaghetti, tacos, Cookie Monster — whatever baby's favorite food is! What's your favorite alternative to a cake smash?