Post # 1
I just went to my cake tasting today, and we ended up picking 3 flavors with our favorite (red velvet) in the largest tier, our second favorite in the middle tier, and our third favorite in the top tier. But now that we’re home, we thought: aren’t we supposed to keep the top tier to eat a year later? This would mean we gave ourselves our least favorite out of the three!
What did or are you going to do with your cake? Also, do the bakeries account for that? Because our baker said that if we end up having less than 75 guests, we’d only have two tiers.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I am an encore bride and on my first wedding I saved the top tier. Two months into the marriage I could no longer handle the room it took up in our fridge. So we thawed it out and tried to eat it. It was NOT good. I don’t know if it was because we didn’t freeze it right, or the cake was stale but I was very dissapointed. I wish we had just eaten it on the day-off or had guests take it home.
I think you can still have the 3 tiers that you wanted. This gives your guests the option for 2nd servings or to take home at the end of the night. As a guest I know I would appreciate it! 🙂
P.S. Maybe you can negotiate a free 1-year anniversary mini-cake from your baker, instead of saving the top tier.
Post # 4
FH & I are not doing this. We just don’t think it’ll taste good, and we don’t have room in our freezer. We may save one small piece, but I doubt it.
A funny story about this: My sister and her ex-husband did this. But they forgot to add an extra top layer, so the layer that they saved was 40% of the whole cake! Because of that, everyone’s piece of cake at their wedding was like 1/2 an inch thick. After the wedding, he made a huge ordeal about wrapping the cake and freezing it the right way and everything. My parents had it in their freezer for almost a year and when they thawed it out, they said it looked so disgusting, he took one bite and she didn’t even try it.
That story is so ridiculous, it makes me laugh every time.
Post # 5
We are not going to save the top layer, however on our 1 year anniversary the bakery will provide us with a duplicate top layer of any flavor of our choosing.
Post # 6
We’re having 3 tiers to serve 80 guests – any less any we’d have 2 tiers. That assumes we serve all 3.. The baker throws in a pre-boxed mini cake for our anniversary so we don’t have to worry about it. There are good and bad ways to freeze things for long term storage – I think you have to wrap the cake with plastic wrap so it doesn’t get freezer burn. I imagine fondant freezes better than buttercream, but I’m sure you could ask your baker.
Post # 7
Ours is in the freezer. But it’s a VERY traditional fruit cake with fondant icing so I think it’ll be ok keeping. At any rate if it doesn’t then it doesn’t.
Post # 8
We are keeping the top tier in the freezer, I really love this tradition. However, our baker will also be shipping us an Anniversary mini-cake on our 1-year of marriage, just in case!
Post # 9
i would talk to your baker about it. we saved our top tier, i didn’t think about it before hand but they gave it to us and my mom stuck it in her freezer (she has a huge freezer) and i’m glad she did. even if it’s not very yummy, it’ll be fun to have that memory.
Post # 10
No we aren’t saving it. Our bakery does this awesome idea, where you call on your one year anniversary and they bake you your top tier so it’s fresh to eat.
Post # 11
I have a hard time eating left over food. Keeping a piece of cake for a year and then actually eating it does not sound like a plan to me.
Post # 12
We are not saving the top tier of our cake. Honestly Year Old freezer burned cake sounds horrible to me. Our baker makes a mini cake for couples at their one year anniversary.
Post # 13
No way…. even the idea sounds gross to me. Blech.
Post # 14
Our anniversary was a week ago and our year-old cake was GREAT. We wrapped it in wax paper and then in foil and just kept it at the back of our freezer all year. Our baker took into consideration that the top tier would not be served to guests but I’d just double-check with yours.
Post # 15
Yes to saving it, but not for a year. We’ll probably down the top tier at our one month anniverssary, or at the very latest our 6 month.
Post # 16
Blech, no way! I’ve heard frozen cake is pretty gross. I’ll just buy a box of Betty Crocker and make us some cupcakes or something 🙂