January is a tough time of year in West Chester, PA for an outdoor cake smash. Piper was lucky enough to go on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for her first birthday. A “cake smash” is such a fun way to get some great photos! We took her down to the beach and let her go to town with her own cake on a towel. She loved the cake and the setting was perfect. The entire time she was enjoying her cake, the seagulls were looking at it longingly. We decided to give them the leftovers. They may have enjoyed the cake more than Piper. If you are thinking about doing a “cake smash” with your baby, the best way to get great photos is to get your baby out of the high chair. Let them get messy on a blanket or outside in the grass with a nice backdrop!