05/18/2016 04:36 EDT | Updated 05/18/2016 04:59 EDT

Cake Smash Photography: Mom Has Her Own Photo Shoot And It's Epic

One mom is proving that cake smashes are even better for adults.

Minnesota mom, Serina Brueggeman took the birthday photo shoot to the next level using glitter, champagne and a healthy dose of humour.

"I wanted to do something to show that turning 40 doesn't mean you can't still be sassy," the mom-of-two told The Stir. "You can still totally be cute and do something fun and lighthearted to celebrate.”

What resulted was a hilarious series of photos taken by her friend, local photographer Rachel Farganis.

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In the images, Brueggeman is decked out in a frilly white-and-gold tutu and a T-shirt that reads "forty."

On Facebook, photographer Farganis wrote: "Cake smashes are all about the little details. The perfect cake. The (epic) chalkboard sign. The little feet (and perfect shoes). The glittery crown and fluffy tutu. The subtle glow from the candle(s) ... and, of course, the bubbles from that first glass of champagne. You only turn 40 once."

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Cakes smashes became a hot parenting trend in 2014, reports. If you're unfamiliar with this fad, it's when a one-year-old is given a cake to destroy, or "smash," in front of guests at their birthday party. What results is one adorable mess and some truly memorable photos.

Because Farganis specializes in baby and family photography, she was able to channel the joy of cake smashes in epic fashion for Brueggeman's birthday.

"The experience of working with one-year-olds definitely helped when directing [Brueggeman on] what to do," the Saint Paul-based photographer told Scary Mommy. "I tried to mirror the fun that comes along with placing a kid in front of a cake and letting them go to town on it."

Farganis also admitted that she "hadn't laughed that hard at a photo shoot in a long time."

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The "cake smash to end all cake smashes," as dubbed by Farganis, has now gone viral, with one photo receiving more than 5,000 likes and 5,000 shares on Facebook.

In the comments, many users praised Brueggeman for her brilliant birthday idea and Farganis for taking such memorable photos.

"This is amazing!" one commenter wrote. "Best adult cake smash ever, right down to the middle finger!"

Another joked, "Best photo ever!!!!!! It would only be better if you cried."

This isn't the first time we've seen a mom put her own spin on the cake smash trend. Last month, a Texas mom-of-two celebrated her 30th birthday with a similar photo shoot.


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