I have had a dreadful experience in the past with cake smash. Two softboxes with same flash power - Getting under exposed image Though after a long gap I was approached by a friend to have his son's cake smash captured. Well, this time I was strong enough to give it a tough fight (perhaps too emotional?). Collected few benchmark cake smash pics. Invested quite enough on decors. Chose dresses and cake for the kid. And I think this time I see a H U G E improvement. These are the differences between my past and this time: 1. Decors - Quantity, size proportions and an organized arrangement 2. Generous flash power 3. Right distance between subject and backdrop to maintain targetted exposure on both 4. Post production - Was underestimated earlier. This time did enough frequency seperation, added blue mildly on highlights, selective sharpness etc. 5. Very important step - Rehearsal / Practice with complete setup (my daughter became the subject) Share your comments pl.