Devine Reith Photography | Cake Smash FAQ


|Cake Smash FAQ|

When should I schedule a cake smash session?

At least 4 weeks before your child's 1st or 2nd birthday.  This gives us time to discuss theme/colors for your child's session.  I also need to contact the baker 3 weeks before the session with your desired theme/colors for the cake.  Your package includes props and the cake.

What should my child wear?

Anything you would like!  Maybe something to match the theme or colors of your session?  For girls- tutu's with a onesie or rompers look really cute.  For boys- solid t's and jeans or button down with a tie and jeans look great.  You can add in hats or necklaces as well.  

What does the Cake Smash Package include?

1 hour-1 hour and 30 minute session.  Props: letter's ("O" "N" "E"), balloons, clear cake stand, flag banner, and of course... cake!  You can choose cupcake or round style. 

May I incorporate special props (favorite blankets, toys, meaningful items)? 

Yes please!  This will make your session unique to you and your family.  We'll discuss props after you fill out your questionnaire upon scheduling your session.

What if my child doesn't eat the cake?

This does happen.  Some children love the cake smash and dig right in.  Others are hesitant.  I recommend making a cupcake or small cake and introducing the cake smash idea before (a few days/weeks before) our session date.  This way, your child will be familiar with the process and will know that they can smash the cake.  Also, bring or have on hand puffs or cheerios so we can stuff them into the cake.  Your child will want to grab them out of the cake and eat it. 

Will I (mom or dad) get messy?

You definitely will!  You will have to show your child that he/she can eat the cake so you might have to take a bite yourself.  Yum!  Also, your child may stand up and walk or crawl around, so you will have to keep putting your child back into the designated space.  Your will get frosting on your clothes so don't wear anything you do not want to get ruined.  

Can I invite my family members to the session?

I like to keep the maximum family members at this session to two adults (not including myself or my assistant.)  Too many people trying to get your child to smile or talking will distract your child.  

How will we clean up?

I will bring paper towels, a garbage bag, and water to clean up.  I recommend changing your child right at the cake smash site.  Have wipes and a change of clothes ready to to go.