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,” she said.
“It all happened so fast and there was mess everywhere.
“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 group itself.
“Such a beautiful group of girls that all love catching up and seeing bubs so frequently is truly something special to have in your life,” she said.
“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; everyone is involved and able to be a part and support each other..”
Members of the group are from Atwell, Aubin Grove and Wandi.