- On December 8, 2015
Australian-Norwegian couple Mark & Therese contacted me about a gift voucher they had gotten when their first daughter Mahlin was born. They decided to use it for her 1st birthday cake smash on the beach only minutes from their Gold Coast apartment!
Imagine my surprise when they told me her name was the same as mine (only spelled differently with a very clever h in it to make sure the Aussies pronounce it correctly)! And not only did they give her a Norwegian name, they have also been speaking Norwegian to her since birth. They are now hoping she will pick up some English too when she starts day care!
Scandinavian blonde Therese baked the cake for Mahlin’s cake smash session, and it was a delicious sponge cake with fresh cream and raspberries on top. This was the first time Mahlin had eaten cake, and it didn’t take long before we realised that the berries was her favourite part of it!
Therese & Mark chose this part of the beach because they had previously had their gender reveal photos taken there when Therese was 20 weeks pregnant with Mahlin.
Mahlin had a great time smashing the cake. First went the berries, then a bit of cream, then a more substantial piece of the sponge, and then she wanted to share it with the seagulls! When she decided she was finished she tried to topple the cake over on the blanket it was set on. The seagulls eventually got a taste of the cake, and Mahlin got a quick rinse off in the water before calling it a day!
All in all she had a great time, there were lots of smiles and giggles and no tears!
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