Walking on Sunshine: Cutting the Cake

Before I knew it I was getting tapped on the shoulder and being told that it was time to cut the cake. Already? Our reception was flying by.


Our cake cutting song came on: Silly Love Songs from Glee. Both Mr. Gazelle and I were excited about cutting the cake.


We started hamming it up for the camera.





Finally we got serious and cut the cake.


Our cake was made by Sweet Thea. The bottom layer was chocolate cake with chocolate and raspberry fillings. The middle layer was a white cake with passion fruit filling. The top layer was red velvet, however we saved the top tier for later and did not serve it to our guests.

We played nice with the cake. Mr. Gazelle didn’t want me to get any icing on his really nice suit.



Oh man, was our cake delicious!! It was so pretty, too. It turned out exactly as I had imagined it.



While the cake was being platted up in the kitchen we had a few more toasts.


My dad had everyone laughing during his toast.



My parents have been married for almost forty-three years so he passed along a few words of wisdom for a long and happy marriage to Mr. Gazelle and I.



With all of the toasts complete Mr. Gazelle and I wanted to say a few thank yous. The majority of our guests had traveled really far to come celebrate and it meant a lot to us. It was a very close tie between our guests from Texas, Ontario and Kentucky as for who was from the furthest away.


We also really wanted to thank my mom for all of her hard work. She put so much effort in to the gorgeous bridesmaids’ dresses! I’m not sure what we were saying here, but this picture cracks me up!


And with that, it was time to enjoy some cake! Yes, we totally had two plates of cake each. Too bad I was still too full to really enjoy it! Luckily we still had a few slices left over to enjoy the next day.


How much did you love your wedding cake? I sure loved ours, including all of our cake cutting moments.

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

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Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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  1. Member
    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:49 am

    Your cake is beautiful! So dainty and gorgeous.

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    luv2puppies 145 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:13 am

    Love the cake! May I ask: how wide was the bottom layer? I’m trying to use a 12.5″ cake stand and didn’t know if a 12″ cake would look right. Thanks!

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    Jezika 1199 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:29 am

    Looks like you had the most amazing time and a gorgeous cake! Also, there appears to be a rabbit on your arm in one of the photos ;) Cute

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:29 am

    I have to say, your photographer was so good at capturing every single moment! I love the one showcasing the cake with the sliver missing & you two in the background!

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    Jordan Wilson, Guest @ 10:35 am

    Awesome… I just love the cakes.
    And this post gives me more information to know about the wedding cakes.
    Cute images used. Great Work Ms. Gazelle.

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:45 am

    Your cake is gorgeous! Love how much fun you had cutting into it :)

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    Mrs. Coyote 1480 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:00 pm

    Your cake is soooo beautiful and those flavors sound freakin’ delicious!! YUM!

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    Ms. Gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:26 pm

    @luv2puppies: I’m not sure how wide our bottom layer of cake was! The cake was a pretty tight fit on the platter but I double checked it with our baker to make sure there wouldn’t be an issue. I think you’d probably be okay with a 12″ cake on a 12.5″ platter but maybe see what your cake maker says?

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    Ms. Gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:27 pm

    @Jezika: Ah yes, my niece gave me a rabbit sticker to wear!

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    gonnabeMrsHH 466 posts, Helper bee @ 12:59 pm

    Love the first picture with that adorable little girl :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 2891 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:35 pm

    Love the hamming it up faces!

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    Mrs. Turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:49 pm

    Agree with @Miss Dragon: you look like you’re having so much fun!!

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    Mrs. Parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:26 pm

    I love, love, LOVE all of your expressions, Mrs. G! You all look like you are having way too much fun! And that little girl in the first picture – she kills me she’s so cute!

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    Mrs. Armadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 7:57 pm

    Where did you get your cake stand from? I’ve been trying to find one like that everywhere!

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