This is my friend, Julie.
She turned 30 today!
Happy birthday Julie!
Like most adults, we get a bit anxious about being another year older and slowly kiss our youth goodbye. I embraced 30 with my first year into motherhood, Julie decided to do a cake smash. She saw these photos circulating online of awesome women celebrating with these photo shoot. I can hear her saying, "THIS IS A THING?!?!?!?!" with a light bulb going off.
When we got to planning, I wanted her to filter 5 things that she for sure would want in the photos which was cake, alcohol, a party hat/crown, number balloons and confetti. As I sit here now, I realized I forgot the confetti (Sorry Julie <3). She also for sure wanted a tutu so I guess that can be the number 5.
I made the cake and I have crazy respect to the people who do it professionally. My cousin is a pastry chef and we usually don't have to worry about cakes for birthdays in our family. I decided to use a funfetti mix however, I made the frosting from scratch and I can say with confidence that ish was super sweet and delicious as hell.
BUT THE STACK! How does one stack it high without it getting crazy wobbly? I mean, maybe I should have trimmed the tops... that's probably it, but I made sure to put a bamboo skewer down the middle and reminded Julie to not pierce her hand. Let's not get blood on my awesome frosting.
I baked the cakes in 3" pans and stacked 5, the 6th one would have definitely knocked the whole thing over, but Julie still called dibs to eat it before she took several swigs of pink champagne.
You can tell she enjoyed it.
DONUT GROW UP!!!! Okay, I'll stop.
This is when it got really fun. I took the photos and it's definitely way different than taking photos of my daughter or anything with my cellphone for that matter. (Can I also take a moment to give major props to professional photographers?) However, I also felt that once the unicorn costume came on is when her personality really started to shine.
See what I mean? She's magical!