I want to do a smash cake photoshoot for Olive's first birthday, and I really want a simple, beautiful, and delicious (that means no fondant) cake. Luckily my friend who's an amazingly talented baker has agreed to bake the cake. I actually need two cakes -- one for the photoshoot and another for her little party -- so I can have a little fun by getting two completely different cakes.

These are the images I sent to my friend for inspiration!

I love the ombre look, and I particularly like how the ombre effect is duplicated both inside and outside the pink swirl cake here.


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More ombre above. The cakes below are so much fun with the simple addition of rainbow sprinkles.


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These sweet, ruffly cakes are easy to make, and make for great smash cake pictures!


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Simple white cakes just need a little rainbow pop to make them stand out.


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After seeing the rainbow inspired photoshoot I posted about last night, a rainbow cake is definitely a contender!


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Of course I have to consider a bee themed cake since Olive's name is Olive Bee!


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Which cake is your favorite? Are you planning on having a smash cake at your LO's first birthday party?