The Rainbow Connection: Cut the Cake!

Cake cutting is an incredibly bizarre tradition. Where did we come up with that one, seriously? As if there is anything less necessary than a second person helping to cut a cake. Honestly, adding a second person actually makes cake cutting MORE difficult. But it is a tradition, and one I was excited about because I love cake, and our cake was awesome and I couldn’t wait to show it off.

Mr. Cannon and I didn’t really talk about it beforehand. I assumed he would smash some cake on me because that seems like a pretty Mr. Cannon move, so I was prepared for anything.


As you can tell from this picture, we had no idea how this whole cake cutting business was supposed to go. Mr. Cannon started trying to cut the cake himself, and then I remembered I was supposed to help.


So, I threw my hand on top to “help” him cut it. Contrary to popular belief, most individuals are capable of slicing a cake without assistance. So I really just kind of held his hand as he sliced.


I got a plate ready as he removed the slice. This might be bad luck. Maybe I was supposed to still be helping. I don’t know.


Mr. Cannon proudly displayed the rainbow insides, much to the delight of the crowd around. Everyone in our social circle still talks about how impressive this moment was.


I fed Mr. Cannon (with my hand, because I am classy) and he fed me as well. Maybe we were supposed to do this simultaneously? I don’t know. We took turns. AND he didn’t smash cake on me, much to my surprise.


But he did get Cherry Bomb! She was not amused, but everyone else thought this was quite hilarious.


She forgave him when he let her have some frosting to eat. The rainbow cake was a huge hit and everyone wanted a piece with the rainbow insides. People who got the plain cake when the rainbow cake ran out were very disappointed.


But those who got rainbow cake were happy.


Okay, those who got lots of frosting but no rainbow were happy, too. What can I say? People like cake.

Cherry Bomb still likes to leaf through our wedding album and talk about how great the rainbow cake is. I can’t blame her. It was pretty great.

Was your cake a showstopper, too?

All Photos by Mary Wyar Photography


Mrs. Cannon

Toledo, OH
Wedding Date:
September 2011
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  1. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:55 pm

    That rainbow cake is amazing!!

  2. Member
    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:34 pm

    Huge wow factor with the cake! I love how all the colors just pop.

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