Super smash mothers
SOME might say it is a waste of a perfectly good treat, but members of a local mothers’ group said a cake smash photography session held recently was the perfect way to mark a milestone and celebrate their friendship.
The trend, which started in the USA, typically involves a young child making a mess of a cake.
The sessions are photographed and occur around the time of the child’s first birthday.
Eleven juniors from members of a local mothers’ group had the chance on April 1 to smash their own cake.
Mother Tamara Lee Brotherston said a mountain of preparation went into the day but it “was over in a flash”.
“We all managed to get the cakes to the park safely and have a quick photo before the mess began. There was mess everywhere,” she said.
“Some sat nicely eating, shovelling icing into their mouths; some started crying and crawling off after mum, but it was that natural behaviour that we wanted to capture.”
While held to mark a first birthday, Ms Brotherston said it was also a celebration of the group itself.
“We’ve all been a massive part of each others’ lives, catching up nearly every week for the last 11 months, creating our own private Atwell mothers’ group Facebook page to stay in contact easily,” she said.
Members of the group are from Atwell, Aubin Grove and Wandi.
Three babies enjoy taking part in a cake smash.
The mothers in cake smash photography day.