I had so much fun setting up, picking out her outfit and doing this birthday and cake smash photoshoot. I'm still in shock that she's one already.
I chose to take her photos in our living room and covered the fireplace to make a back drop. This was the only area that was an option.
I used sheer curtain panels from IKEA that I already had over a sheet. I made these fabric buntings from cute fabric I bought at Joann's.
I placed a gold plastic tablecloth down to protect the floors.
After taking photos with her birthday outfit I took some before she got the cake. In this she is wearing my grandmother's pearls.
She wasn't so sure about the cake at first, then she took a few handfuls. She only ate a little and was done.
I made the cake myself with 6x3 inch cake pans. I made a simple frosting recipe and used it lightly on the cake. I'm not much of a cake designer but I needed to keep this at low cost so making it myself was the best option.
I placed it on a handmade ceramic cake stand made by Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics. The ONE cake topper was made using my Silhouette machine.
I took so many photos and some with my camera and a few on my phone. It took me about an hour to do the photoshoot. She went straight to the tub after it was over and the dog might of helped cleaned the crumbs.
The dress is from Target along with the headband. The diaper cover we already had from another outfit. I must of spent under $50 for everything.
This was my first time doing a ":cake smash", some people don't understand it or wait until the actual party to do the cake. I really wanted to get good photos and she had less distraction then during the party.
I'm working on the birthday party blog post to share next.