Golf Themed Cake Smash
This little guy came in to celebrate his first birthday with a cake smash and one year milestone session. Daddy is a big golfer, so a golf themed cake smash was requested. This was a first, so it was fun to create a brand new set. Mom wanted a backdrop that looked like a golf course, but had a child like quality – as if it were out of a children’s book. I decided to create my own backdrop on a roll of seamless paper. I had not used chalk pastels since I was in elementary school art class, and I definitely felt like a little kid again as I drew and smeared the chalk with my hands. And, I looked like an elementary school kids too, covered in chalk by the time I was done.
To make the cake smash even more special, his mom made the golf ball cake! She was so worried that it didn’t turn out perfect, but I think that it makes it so much more meaningful. It was almost as if Ben did not want to destroy what his mom had worked so hard to make. He was one of the cleanest cake smashers I have ever had. He gently nibbled away at the cake remaining relatively clean and only leaving a few crumbs on the ground. But his smile and laughter showed us just how much he was enjoying himself. And I know I surely enjoyed capturing this special moment for such a sweet one year old!