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Kade’s First Birthday + Smash Cake

Although it is a little late, I wanted to share with you, in honour of this awesome little man’s 2nd birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KADE!! His first birthday treats and cake smash session.  I have been honoured to make some very special treats and hand painted canvases for this guy’s room since he came into our lives.  It is lucky that his birthday is in the middle of the summer when he, his mom Kristin and dad Jason are usually back in the valley for a visit.  For his first birthday we carried on the nautical theme that we started with his nursery art and baby shower cookies.  The cupcakes were white chocolate with passionfruit buttercream and white modelling chocolate toppers.

Red, Yellow and Blue nautical cupcake toppers

For his birthday Kristin asked if I could paint her old childhood rocking horse to suit her modern little man.  She wanted it to be gender neutral incase a little girl comes along in the future and also wanted it to fit into their house, like it could be another piece of furniture.  Hopefully the neutral colour tones and geometric style will stand the test of time.  Wear and tear from a very busy little man on the other hand, I cannot guarantee.Geographic painted rocking horse

Kristin and Jason got married exactly one year and one day before this special guy showed up and they had they has the wonderfully talented Ria Hasen photograph their wedding.  So it only seemed fitting that they would asked her to do a smash cake session for Kade.  I was so excited to make this blue ombre cake, even though it didn’t last very long, it was a special one and the photos are just priceless!

Gradient of blue non perils on cakeFirst birthday ombre smash cakeSmash cake pics for first birthday



Check out Ria’s beautiful work – RIA HANSEN PHOTOGRAPHY 


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