When Manny’s first birthday was approaching, his mom Adina spoke to me about her ideas for the celebration. “We’re a vegan family, and I really would like to celebrate his birthday with something healthy that reflects our values,” she explained to me.

We came up with the idea of a watermelon “cake” smash, instead of the traditional sugary cake smash!

Adina ordered a gorgeous 3-tiered melon “cake” which was decorated with pineapples and blueberries to celebrate Manny’s birthday!

Manny loved eating the cake! He was content to sit on my white background and enjoy his lunch, and even managed to topple the entire cake on its side!

“I’d love to start a revolution,” Adina says. “I want everyone to feed their babies healthy foods and to celebrate birthdays with natural cakes!”

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