Post # 1
hello bees. i guess technically im having a destination wedding, my fi and i are gettin married in my home state of texas, while we live in cali. i just put my order in for our cakes, and i started thinking. its traditional to keep the top tier of ones cake for the anniversary. how would a bride having a destination wedding do that? i dont think one may fly with food not purchased in the airport. have any other bees faced this dilemma ? what was your solution ?
Post # 3
@NaijaPuertoDorian: We got married in Florida(we live in AZ). We were gonna just overnight the cake to us the day we left. We put cake in freezer right after wedding and didn’t go back home until a few days later. Bought a tupperwear container with a tight seal and had foil wrapped cake put in that. Packaged it in a styrofoam beer cooler and packed in with dry ice. Went to get it overnighted via UPS…….they had to package cooler in another box making total weight of package 34 lbs….which would have cost $317 to overnight!!!!!
So we took the tupperware container with the frozen cake and put it in my rolling carryon. Told TSA it was our wedding cake and they gave us no problem. However I hear it depends on the TSA agent. Most airlines let you bring cakes and pies with you, but it can be subject to additional screening. Check with your airline and freeze it so it will travel well.
Our cake is in our freezer now.
Post # 4
i think you can do that, also, enquire at the cake shop whether they have boxes for delivery on flight. my mum just freeze the cake and put it in air tight container when she bought the cake she made to us last time
Post # 5
To be totally honest with you…
The Tradition of keeping the top layer of a Wedding Cake for a special event… First Year Anniversary – Baby Christening – or even one’s 25th Anniversary
ONLY TRULY worked when Wedding Cakes were fruitcakes laced with tons & tons of rum (brandy or cognac). Tasty cakes they were… and not at all like the fruitcakes you see in North America nowadays.
Since Weddings have done away almost completely with Fruit Cakes (circa 1970s or thereabouts) regular cake just does not keep for any length of time… not even if you freeze it. The cake goes stale, or it and the icing get freezer burn… and it really is only good for the compost heap.
BEST ADVICE… Take photographs of your Wedding Cake… and have a Bakery make you a replica small top layer whenever you want it for a Special Occasion down the road…
Hope this helps,
PS… You can GOOGLE or use the WBEE SEARCH Box to discover how many countless posts there are by disappointed Brides who thought they’d save the cake… only to be met with a HUGE smelly rock solid disaster !!