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Camilla and Madison’s Cake Smash

For Camilla and Madison’s first birthday, the amazingly talented Amelia from Cherry On Top Photography generously gifted a cake smash session for the girls. It was the best day ever for the girls having their first taste of cake and icing!! They definitely love cake just like mummy!!

I am soooo IN LOVE with these beautiful photos that have captured the girls perfectly! In all the photos it is Camilla (left) and Madison (right). Amelia captured their personalities perfectly and the photos were the first time they had ever sat on their bottom (they only ever sat with W shaped legs before this!).

If you are in Sydney, especially in the Hills District area, I highly recommend Cherry On Top Photography! As you can see, Amelia’s photos are gorgeous, she is a natural with the babies and it was such a fun, smooth running and enjoyable session!




PS. I used the same backdrop for the girls birthday party and smash cake. It is a hula hoop I bought from Kmart, wrapped ribbon around it and I tied the ONE balloon & some fake greens onto it with fishing line. I cut up a bouquet of fake flowers and glued them on with a hot glue gun to change it up for the smash cake and to go with the pink floral theme. I was going to unravel it all for the boys to play with the hula hoop but now I’m keeping the frame as is and changing the middle number for the girls birthday each year! 💖💖

As much as I love making cakes for my boys, I am over the moon to make OTT girly girl cakes for my girls! The cakes I made for the girls’ smash cake session were using my Perfect Buttercream Icing and Eggless Vanilla Cake recipes. For the buttercream I used 5 different colours & piping nozzles – it pipes beautifully especially using the tricky russian icing tips! The cakes were eggless as the girls had been getting a localised reaction from egg around their mouths – their mouths get red for about an hour then it disappears. I know some people can be allergic/not allergic to eggs cooked in different ways but the girls hadn’t tried cake before (let alone cake with egg in it) so I didn’t want to take that risk with these precious photos taken! 

Baking/ Cake/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Eggless Vanilla Cake

This is my eggless vanilla cake recipe based on my Crunchy Lemon Muffin & Doughnut Muffin recipes (which can be made eggless too!) They are super light and fluffy, great by itself or iced with my Perfect Buttercream Icing. I made these for the girls’ 1st birthday smash cakes as they showed signs of an egg allergy & I didn’t want to risk any flare ups during their cake smash session!

3 layers of Eggless Vanilla Cake iced with Perfect Buttercream Icing

Cake Smash with Cherry On Top Photography

Eggless Vanilla Cake

Print Recipe
Cooking Time: 35 minutes


  • 300 grams self raising flour
  • 150 grams white sugar
  • 75 grams butter
  • 230 grams milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract



METHOD (Thermomix):


Preheat oven to 160 degrees.


Add all ingredients into the bowl - mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.


Spoon batter into lined cake tin(s).


Bake for 35-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean (depends on the size of the cake tin).


METHOD (Non Thermomix):


Preheat oven to 160 degrees.


Melt butter.


Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined.


Spoon batter into lined cake tin(s).


Bake for 35-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean (depends on the size of the cake tin).


The mixture makes 1 x 22cm+ cakes, 2 x 12cm cakes or 12 x muffin sized cakes.