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Minnie Mouse Cake Smash – 1st birthday

1st Birthday Cake Smash Themes for Girls – Minnie Mouse

We loved Elena’s Minnie Mouse cake smash session!  To get started, we took a few photos in her new dress on a white background. This always helps the child get warmed up to the photographer, the flashing lights, and the camera.  Next, it’s time to smash some the cake!  Elena didn’t mind getting messy and remained happy during the entire session.  After the cake smash, we brought in the warm baby bath tub.

Building custom themed sets is one of our favorite parts of cake smash photography.  Each design concept is a challenge and it’s so rewarding to create what our moms have only pictured in their minds!  To see the look on their faces when they walk into the studio is always fun.

Cake Smash Set Design by Gilmore Studios

The Minnie Mouse dress and ears are from Party City. The checkered floor was hand painted (it’s the same floor as the Mad Hatter set we are building).  We also created the “ONE” lettering (check out the tutorial!)  The rest of the props were created right here in the studio.  We made puff balls out of tissue paper and found the balloons on Amazon.  The cake was made by French’s Cupcake Bakery in Costa Mesa.

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Minnie Mouse Cake Smash Prop Tutorial


Gilmore Studios is a first birthday cake smash photographer also specializing in maternitynewbornchildren, family, and wedding photography in Orange County, CA. 

Please Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area. Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in studio & natural light photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles.

Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your 2019 photography sessions. Cake smash sessions are $250 and by reservation only. All birthday cake smash sets are custom built to your theme or color scheme and include a yummy cake from French’s Cupcake Bakery. Let us create your Minnie Mouse Cake Smash theme or choose from any of our previous themes seen here.

Meet the Gilmores:

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team that serves Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. We specialize in fine wedding photography, family portraits, and newborn photography. Our studio has been in business since 2002.

Fun Facts:

PLace we call home:

Newport Beach

Number of kids:

3 boys

Years in business:

Since 2002

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