Hawkily Ever After: How Sweet It Is

This may sound silly, but the part of the reception that gave me the most pause was the cutting of the cake. No, it had nothing to do with the fact that we had no idea what we were doing or that we hadn’t practiced or even discussed how we would cut it. The concern I felt had everything to do with the dreaded cake smashing.



Mr. Hawk fancies himself quite the jokester. For the entire 14 months of our engagement, he promised that he was going to smear cake and icing all over my face, and I promised that if he did, there would be hell to pay. Thankfully, Mr. Hawk got the message, but the uncertainty in my face says it all.


The “I don’t know what I’m doing” face





The “I’m watching you” face


The “don’t you even think about it” eyes


The “get this icing off my finger” look



No smearing! Success!

I’ve never really understood the whole cake-smashing tradition. After all, who wants to pay hundreds of dollars on hair and makeup to be covered in icing?

What’s your take on cake smashing?

All photos by Valerie Demo Photography


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Richmond, VA
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  1. Member
    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 6:50 pm

    Gorgeous cake! We weren’t fans of the cake smashing either. Me, because I didn’t want my makeup messed up, and him because he was concerned it would make him break out.

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    missp_bee 176 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:16 pm

    Where on earth did you get your cake/cupcake chandelier? I have been looking high and low like a crazy lady and cannot find one anywhere. We are also doing cupcakes with a small cutting cake and I am in dire need of something that can accomodate both.

  3. hawk Member
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:18 am

    @pokerbunny: We used Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe in Richmond. They make the BEST cupcakes, hands down.

    @MissP_Bee: We actually rented them from our cupcake vendor. I’m not sure where sure purchased them, but they are very helpful at the shop. I’m sure you could Pearl’s and they would let you know where they were purchased. Good luck!

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    x0jlynn03 3400 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:52 am

    I told him he can get a little on my face, but he has strict zone he can get it on.. below my eyes and not past my cheeks.. I figure it’s easy enough to dab away frosting from those areas (nose, chin etc). If it messes up my eye make up or hair I’d kill him though. So as long as he stays in that region, it’s fine.

  5. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 1:16 pm

    Wow GORGEOUS! I love everything about these photos.

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