31 December 2013

Jeremy's Cake Smash Cake

Hi Everyone

Right before ending 2013, I am so happy that my last cake was actually made for my son. I was nervously for months as Jeremy reached 11 months. I am told to do the cake smashing photo shoot a month before their first birthday.

You see; I am not ready to say goodbye to his birth year not to mention to his babyhood. I felt this milestone has a significance of it (I believe I say this on every milestone). However, this particular milestone is for me to make something for him instead of him showing me his new skills to me.

I had this obsession of what to create this masterpiece that I can be proud of when I look back when he is older. In the end, I tried to keep everything simple. After all, it’s HIM I want to capture in the photo not MY cake.

My friend Claire came to help me. I had this feeling that I can’t capture all these fancy messy cake smashing fun. I have a feeling that Jeremy doesn’t know how to smash. I am right sort of. Jeremy likes his cleanness and after pulled the handmade gum paste sneaker out and put into his mouth. He became disinterested to the cake. At the end, Claire joined the cake smashing fun and smeared some icing to his onsie and gave him a chunk of cake to eat. Well, we as adults certainly had a great time to make a mess.

By the end of the day, I still have a perfect sized cake. I only had to cut away a little slice where he smashed; then gave to Claire half of the cake to show my appreciation (Claire is a fan. During the smashing time, she kept saying it’s delicious). I kept a quarter for our teatime. When Daddy Paul took out of the rubbish that night, he said: even the cake scrapes smell heavenly (I really want to tell him that I don’t have any leftovers to see what he would do).

I adapted a favorite vanilla cake and cream cheese frosting of mine to eliminate the sugar and make them more suitable for our little ones. Guess what! I now prefer the new version over the old one.

This 7” Vanilla Layer Cake was frosted with tinted Ombre Cream Cheese; lovely fondant polka dots and gum paste baby sneaker.

I am going to try another smash cake for Jeremy on his first birthday party. I hope this time he will have more experiences and enjoy some messy time when he is allowed to.

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking
Beth xoxo

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