Atwell mothers’ group marks milestone in smashing good fashion

Atwell mothers’ group marks milestone in smashing good fashion
Atwell mothers’ group marks milestone in smashing good fashion

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.