Best cakes for Cake Smash Session

Cake smash sessions are one of my favourites and I love it for being able to create outstanding portraits full of fun, cheeky smiles, and little personalities showing on the images I create. This is what I always focus on – emotions and reactions. At the end of the day a baby is the main subject and it’s for him or her all that fuss!

Creating these images and making sure your baby milestone stands out is preceded by consultation and choosing colours or theme for the shoot. Conversation covers the cake, because of course as I am a little colour coordinating freak!

Ever since I started doing them, I thought it is a very important part of the session and only wanted to co-work with the most talented bakers. The look is as much important as the taste! A person who could very well understands the whole concept and my number one for the first years of my cake smash sessions was Dominika in Hendon, London. Her attention to details in every design is just breath-taking! Whatever she is doing, she does it with love and passion. She is very determined, ambitious and was recognised for her outstanding creations at the many popular baking shows in London and Birmingham, from where she came back home with awards!

All that, and being generally lovely person was making me to order from her, even for the first few months after I moved to Milton Keynes! I know – crazy!

I can recommend her for any kind of cake orders to anyone who is willing to travel to North West London. You won’t regret it, I promise! Here is the link to her web siteI will also drop some links to her account on FB and IG, so that you can connect with her through social media.

After I moved,it took me some time until I found Karolina. She also is a perfectionist in every teeny tiny detail when it comes to her decorations and the taste of every single one I ordered from her was just insane! Babies love it, parents love it,and so do I! No wonder why I buy from her even when I fancy a short “coffee & cake” break with my friends.

Now, majority of cakes for my cake smash sessions in Milton Keynes are ordered from Slodka Pasja and you should visit this fan page to see how good Karolina is.

If for any reason you choose to bring your own cake for the cake smash session with My Beloved Photos - like one of the mums in the past who is a very talented baker herself - you are more than welcome to do it. Here is just a piece of advice I would like to give you before baking or ordering:

  •  Let me know the colours, shades, theme – I willmake it work with the set up
  • Taller is better than wider – children are moreattracted to play with small pieces and they look better in compliance withbaby size
  • 4-6 inch is big enough
  • Forget about chocolate cake – on the picturesit will look like dirt or poop!
  • Skip the red – when your baby gets dirty andcovered with the cream it looks like as blood
  • Ombre cakes – darker at the bottom, lightercolour on the top
  • Ombre cakes – darker at the bottom, lightercolour on the top
  • Avoid sugar icing as it’s difficult for smallhands to get through
  • Cream or buttercream for decoration on theoutside is best because little fingers can get into fondant easier
  • Some bakers can make the sponge layers airierand lighter so that a cake is easy for little fingers and mouth to eat. Somewill also use less sugar.

If you arethinking about booking your baby first birthday cake smash session and are in MK, Tring, Leighton Buzzard area get in touch and let’s start planning together.


Links for social media to Domi : FB and IG

Links to Slodka Pasja : FB

I’m Beata Szafer and I am a photographer in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire behind My Beloved Photos

One of my passions that gives me the greatest pleasure in life is creating everlasting memories. With and without a camera in hand :) If you like my style of photography, feel free to get in touch and share what you liked about them the most. By sharing your preferences and vision  I can personalize your session and capture your special moments, as you want them to be remembered.

Most of the time I work from home, where my small and cosy photography studio is based, however I don’t mind travelling for some stunning outdoor photoshoots around Milton Keynes. If you want to get to know me a little better, visit my photography blog.

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