Aya's first birthday [family photography]

There is nothing better than a good cake smash.

It always starts a little slow, with the birthday girl or boy not quite sure why, for the first year of his/her life mum and dad haven't really been keen on the whole playing-with-your-food idea, but now there's suddenly a cake infront of them and everyone's telling them to smash it. Once they realise the green light means go however, the feeling of cake smooshing through fingers couldn't be more satisfying. And so the messy fun begins.