A Cake Smash is a relatively recent type of photographic shoot that originally seems to have come over from the US. Around the time of a toddler's first birthday, typically a few weeks before, the little one is presented with a birthday cake and then allowed to destroy it. The whole process is photographed of course, and then one of the images can be chosen to be used as a birthday invite. A nice little addition to this shoot is to add a nice bubble bath at the end and get some lovely shots as they splash around and get clean.

Kara here enjoyed the whole event but did need a little persuasion to get messy.