Minimalism and hoarding were both secret to this lovely cake smash. I was secretly aghast when Beth told me she paid 50 cents per balloon. I haven’t actually personally bought balloons in a long time. I just remember them being something like $2 for a multi-pack when I was a child. (Surely, they still only cost that much?) But she told me she didn’t want her drawers overflowing with random coloured balloons that she’d never use. Just when I was feeling inspired by the minimalism, the top cupboard bursting with dozens of meters of muslin from a family wedding was popped open. The bunting was also from a previous event. But said ‘hoarding’ came in very handy! The kitchen was turned into an impromptu studio with the muslin softly diffusing the light from all the windows.
The little girls were asleep while I helped Beth pick a gorgeous array of full-headed, heavy roses and dainty little buds from her garden. I couldn’t stop marveling over how gorgeous they were! (Now that the drought is over, I really need to try growing roses again, I think!) Large, white cottage roses were the main decorations for the lightly frosted cakes ordered from a lovely Launceston cafe. Once the little darlings woke up, their excitement rose as soon as we put their tutus on them. They are quite fond of playing in the mud, so being allowed to wear their tutus was definitely a treat!
As one can imagine, the girls don’t get cake often/ever so it was highly entertaining to watch them when they were set loose with three. See if you can follow the story of their thoughts and impressions in the photos that follow! 😉