What are you doing with your cake afterwards?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re still going to freeze maybe one or two cupcakes and eat them on the honeymoon, lol. Or maybe on the plane to our new home. Definitely was never down with the idea of eating 52 week old cake. Even if it was frozen. 

Post # 4
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Bainise2013:  How far away is your destination?  If it were me, I’d probably bring along a good sturdy box and at least make the attempt to bring it back with me.

If that didn’t work, I’d either try to surprise my husband on our anniversary by asking someone to re-create the layer, or make sure to keep the topper or a different element of the cake to add to a new cake/dessert.

Post # 5
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My mother owns a bakery and what some brides are doing, and what I will do is they dont save the top layer. At the reception serve the whole cake and 1 year later have your baker make a replica of your 1st layer. 

Post # 6
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I thought I read somewhere Sandals will box up a slice for you to take on the plane home… I’d kind of like to do this, just because it’s such a tradition. 🙂

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Instead of having a cupcake again, I would re-create the meal you had at home!

Like the first night of our honeymoon we had Mofongo, and I’d try to cook it on our first anniversary!

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We will be there for another week after the wedding so we will most likely just eat the leftovers! We are moving a few months after the wedding so I don’t like the idea of flying several hours with a piece of cake then move several hours away with the same piece of cake and eat it a year later… seems like too much freezing and thawing to me haha!

Post # 9
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Overjoyed:  +1. Um, what? People eat stale cake? I’d be a little concerned about any cake with enough preservatives to be edible after a YEAR. I will give away any extra and if no one wants it then it will be tossed in the garbage. We are doing cupcakes anyway and I won’t order too many.

Post # 10
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Bainise2013:  I didn’t want to have to try and travel back on the plane with wedding cake. I had too many other things to carry back and the cake wasn’t a big priority to save.

After the wedding was over I had the cake delivered to the front desk staff…..they were thrilled to get it!

Post # 11
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mr. Darling and I are cake nuts.  We cannot wait to dig into that cake and we’re buying a huge one for our small(ish) wedding.  The goal is just to eat as much as possible.

  • Eat a slice or three at reception
  • Have our DOC make sure that we can get a few slices for the hotel room immediately following reception
  • Cut up a layer at the day after brunch
  • Eat more that night 
  • Pack a tupperware container for the following day (2nd day after wedding) and haul that shit on Delta airlines and pig out in first class.

No crumb will be left behind.

Post # 12
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@skippydarling:  haha! I think that’s exactly what FI has in mind!

Post # 16
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

the tradition was the freeze the top layer and eat it on your one year anniversary. 

nowadays, cake places usually just remake the top layer or a very small cake for the bride and groom on their 1 year anniversary.  could cost about $30 depending where you live.

for your 1 year, just call a local cake place and have them make a cake if this is what you want to do.  don’t feel you have to follow every tradition.

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