Post # 1
My FI mentioned that he wants to keep a cake tier for our first anniversary. This would’ve been helpful to know before we decided and budgeted on a two-tier cake. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone did this? It really hadn’t even crossed my mind and I don’t even know what the “preserving” process is, the costs, and who would do it.
Could we save two slices? I really don’t want to get an extra tier just to save for a year from now. Did anyone do this?
Post # 3
Saving the smallest top tier for the first anniversary is tradition… My reception venue actually wrapped ours for us… Lots of plastic wrap, and then foil around it… And it’s in our freezer 🙂 So, it doesn’t cost money, you guys do it… My parents actually took care of it for us since we were leaving for our honeymoon right away… Maybe you can talk to you cake baker about having a very small top tier added to your cake… OR, you could preserve the top tier that you have now and order a sheet cake (that could be kept in the kitchen, no one would have to see it) to cut up for guests to ensure that there’s enough cake for everyone.
Post # 4
Yes I too plan to do this, tradition. My question for you ladies that have or plan to do this is: did u have to tell your caterer? Did they wrap it up for you to take at the end of the night? How did u manage?
And if you’ve eaten your for your anniversary, how did it taste?
Post # 5
@Jenlon: We’re going to be doing cupcakes and/or cake pops, since the cake wouldn’t be able to serve everyone, anyway.
I, personally, just don’t see the point in doing this, and I’m usually all for tradition. None of my friends did this, so I’m clueless to it. FI’s brother did, so that’s why he knows about it.
Post # 6
H and I are doing this. Our venue coordinator saved the left over food and top tier of the cake and we picked it up the next day. We wrapped it up really tightly in cellohphane and foil. Not sure how it will taste since we haven’t gotten to the anniversary yet, but it better be good because it’s been tempting me for months!!
Post # 7
We had a wedding pie, which obviously only had one tier lol, so we plan on buying a sugar pie from our venue on our one year anniversary instead! 🙂
Post # 8
I asked FI if he wanted to do this and he said no. He does not want to eat 1 year old cake. Lol. So since we have a 3 tiered cake and we won’t be saving the top tier, that means extra cake for some people!
Post # 9
Yes, we’re keeping the top tier. Our venue will package it for us. Luckily, our baker will trade out our original cake for a new cake on our 1-year anniversary.
Post # 10
Our bakery gave us a free small cake for our one-year anniversary, (it was small, but it was big enough for us to have more than one slice). So what we did was save our cake’s top-tier, freeze it, and we ate that on our one-month anniversary. Eating year-old cake just did not appeal to either of us!
Post # 11
A majority of the bakers in our area have an alternative to that tradition — they provide a free 6″ cake on your one year anniversary. We’re going to take our baker up on this. We have a side-by-side with an ice maker and there’s barely enough space for what we need in their, let alone a cake.
Post # 12
We live close to the bakery, so when we were given the option, we decided that we’d just come back and buy a new cake in the same flavors if we wanted. No potential freezer burn, saves the space in the freezer, and just plain fresher.
Post # 13
Our baker was a woman who does them from home… She asked me in our first meeting… Then my venue (who catered dinner, just not the cake) offered to wrap it all for me…
I doubt it’ll be good 🙂 But it’ll be fun to try!
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Every cake baker I went to included the top tier for free and only counted the bottom two towards the cost we paid, so I don’t know if it will matter for your budget. Normally you double wrap it in plastic and foil and freeze it at home.
Edit to add: I was married once before and we saved the cake. It tasted just fine (actually, it tasted really darn good) a year later.
Post # 15
We’re baking our own 3-tier cake, and we’re still undecided if we’ll save 2 slices for our one-year anniversary: but we’re definitely not saving a whole tier.
Post # 16
We’re having cupcakes at our reception. We thought about doing one small topper with the same cake, but actually our bakery told us a year after the wedding we can come back and have a free topper in the same flavor for free! I’d take fresh over year-long frozen anyday.