'Why should babies have all the fun?': adult cake smashes are a thing

Jackie Slinkard celebrates her 30th birthday with an adult cake smash.
Jackie Slinkard celebrates her 30th birthday with an adult cake smash. Photo: Facebook/AJ's expressions

The cake smash is traditionally the domain of babies - a yummy, messy, fun way to celebrate a first birthday. But why should bubs have all the fun?

That's precisely what mother-of-two Jackie Slinkard thought as she prepared to mark her 30th birthday. Slinkard and her friend, photographer Amiee Berry, decided to shake up the traditional cake smash, making it adult-sized - with champagne, of course.

"It's a new milestone that deserves to be celebrated," Berry told ABC news of the photo shoot. "Often turning 30 has a negative connotation. But Jackie wanted to depict this new phase of her life."

Dressed in a tutu, pearls and a crown, the birthday girl looks like she's having the time of her life.

And she's not the only one. A quick peek at social media suggests that the adult cake smash has become somewhat of a trend - for people of all ages.
Take a look at some of these creative #adultcakesmash photo shoots. And if cake isn't your thing - you can always take a leaf out of this bub's book and go with tacos instead. 

Had a little fun tonight with @aricherphoto 🎂#cakesmash #adultcakesmash

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Happy Birthday to this 'lil guy!! . It's Jason's Birthday today, so we celebrated in style with a traditional Cake Smash!! . . Sadly we're both sick, so we'll be celebrating with lots of tissues and flu meds, but don't you worry! He got awesome bday gifts, gets homemade breakfast & homemade cake today, and we're ending today with an amazing deep dish pizza-!! . . . . . . . #CakeSmash #Birthday #AdultCakeSmash #BirthdayCakeSmash #AdultOnesie #onesie #rubberDuckie #BirthdayCake #balloons #HappyBirthday #BDay #SouthBend #DTSB #Michiana #DeepDish #DeepDishPizza #sick #Portrait #ProfessionalPortrait #SouthBendPhotographer #southbendphotography #child #Yellow #AndItWasAllYellow #AndItWasCalledYellow

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