Saving the top tier of your cake for a year???

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Did you/will you eat your cake after a year????
    Yes, it was great! : (20 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, it tasted like year old cake.. : (13 votes)
    12 %
    No, how sick is that? : (59 votes)
    53 %
    I like cake. Old cake, new cake, I like cake. : (20 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsRichard:  I am so glad you asked this but I opened my freezer this week and thought the same thing lol 

    Post # 4
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Did it… don’t reccomend it.  Instead if I was getting married I would ask the bakery to make me a new small cake on my own year anniversary.

    Post # 5
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh dear. Ours is in the freezer… if saving it another 7 months will make it gross…then that gives us an excuse to eat it this weekend, right?! hehe

    Post # 6
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    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Our baker is sending us a tiny anniversary cake on our anniversary. We live 1,200 miles away from where we had our original cake, so it’s out of the question for us to bring it home to freeze it.

    Cake does not stay good forever. It will probably be freezer burned. Don’t expect it to taste like like it did the day of.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Lol DH and I saved ours too… my parents did it and said it was pretty much just like eating regular cake.

    Our anniversary is coming up March 2. I’ll let you know how it is? Haha.

     

     

    Post # 8
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    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We did and it was actualy pretty good minus the outer icing.

    Post # 9
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    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I did. It was okay. It grossed my husband out, but he had 1 bite anyway. We were just a little hesitant because we had lost power for a number if days (Sandy). It was in my Mom’s freezer, but she made sure she kept it in a cooler and constantly bought ice. 

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I don’t think we’re going to save ours. I think we’ll just have our baker make a replica of the top tier for our anniversary instead. My mom froze some cake from her and my dad’s 25th anniversary party and we tried some a year later and it wasn’t the same. I think the texture was what grossed me out more than anything.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We had a DW so we weren’t able to save our top tier. We are heading to Mexico for our one year wedding anniversary and we were able to send our resort a picture of our cake & they are going to re-create the top tier for us.

    Post # 12
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am an Encore Bride, and an Older Bee (over 50)

    So maybe I can shed some light on this tradition

    This is an old fashioned tradition, based on a different time (and cake)

    It really doesn’t translate well to modern times, and your basic White Cake with Buttercream Icing

    My First Wedding (circa 1980) we had a traditional Wedding Cake for the time which was Fruit Cake… heavily laced with Rum (or other heavy liquor like Cognac)… then covered in Royal Icing.

    After the Wedding the tradition was to save the top layer for the Christening of the first Baby or a Milestone Anniversary.

    One would wrap the cake tightly in Saran (or Wax Paper), then in Tin Foil, and then put it into a cake box or Tupperware Container before slipping it all into the Freezer

    (Altho I do know some people who just stored it in their Fridge equally as well.  In so much as the Cake is full of alcohol… if stored in the fridge, one would cut-off the Royal Icing… as it tended to pick up some flavours off the air in the fridge over time… and voila perfectly preserved Fruit Cake… 5, 10 or more years later)

    My First Hubby &  I stored both the top layer from our Wedding Cake along with quite a few individually cut & wrapped pieces.  And everything kept quite well.  We served the top layer at the Christening of Baby # 1.  And we still had some “spare’ individual pieces floating around 10+ years after we married… and all was well.

    To be honest, I’ve never heard anyone have much success with regular Cake & Buttercream Icing even a year out from the Wedding.  White Cake, Pound Cake etc, with Buttercream or Fondant Icing which is now what most WCakes is made from is just too fragile to list any sort of time in a Fridge or Freezer.

    There are lots of disappointmenting stories here on WBee to that effect.

    IF that is what you opted for, you might want to look at having a Baker make you a “similar cake” to the Original to mark the future milestone.

    Hope this helps,

    PS… I didn’t vote because I’d have 2 completely opposite situations… one that worked really well… and one I was smart enough to realize doing so wasn’t realistic

     

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had ours, and it actually tasted amazing! You have to prep it correctly pre-freeze however, and it HAS to stay frozen the entire time until you go to eat it. Thawing then re-freezing it will ruin in.

    I worked with a woman who made wedding cakes on the side for years. Her advice was:

    1. Freeze the cake inside the cake box your venue put the top layer in. This is ESSENTIAL.

    2. Freeze the cake completely.

    3. After a few days and the cake is frozen solid, wrap the box in the following layers: Newspaper, plastic wrap, foil, newspaper. 

    My mom kept ours in the freezer in their garage, and it kept quite nicely! We were thrilled with how tasty the cake still was. 

    Hope others find this advice useful!

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    When I was a kid I loved to try to make my birthday cakes last all year by putting them in the freezer (with danger! poison! labels so my sister wouldn’t get it, obviously) and taking teeny tiny bites every once in a while. As I remember the cake was fantastic for the 9 – 10 months it lasted. Unfortunately, unless we plan to spend our first anniversary with my parents it will be logistically impossible to save the top tier of our cake. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I didn’t know about this tradition…and even now..after I found out about it..I wouldn’t do it…I wouldn’t be able to force myself eating it after one year..

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We live 8.5 hours from where we had our wedding (got married in my hometown, moved away) Due to the distance we opted to skip it.  Logistically it would have been annoying and we don’t have much for freezer space anyway!

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