(Closed) Defrosting my top tier! Will it be gross?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If it was wrapped really well, there is hope for it. I have heard some say their’s was still really good. If you had a heavier flavor (such as red velvet) it stands a better chance. You’ll have to take pics and tell us how it was!

Post # 4
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Like OctBride said, it depends how well it was wrapped, and in wait.

FWIW, we didn’t save our cake for our 1st anniversary, but we did eat it at Thanksgiving, 3 months later, and it was absolutely delicious. The fondant was a little stiff, but otherwise, tasted quite fine.

Post # 5
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours was only frozen for a month, so I don’t know what it would have been like after a year. But, I can tell you that it’s important to defrost slowly. Don’t just take it out of the freezer and put it on the counter to defrost. Let it spend at least a night, if not a whole day, in the fridge first, and then you can put it on the counter. 

If you have fondant, it may have gotten a little rubbery, but just pull it off! There’s some frosting on there underneath it, anyway, and you can always recover the cake with some fresh frosting if you want to. 

Hope it’s good 🙂

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine tasted awesome.  I was very wary about it, but it was wrapped REALLY well.

We had a lot left and didn’t eat it all, so we saved part for our second, but that really scared me.

Post # 8
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@ProfessorGirl:  I’m going to be defrosting mine soon too, so thanks for the tip. I’ll definitely make sure to put it in the fridge the day before.


@StuporDuck: Congrats on your first anniversary!

Post # 10
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ooh I’m curious too. We saved ours to eat on our anniversary but we have 11 months to go lol.

Post # 11
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@StuporDuck:  First of all, happy anniversary!  Secondly, this may be ridiculous, but I had no idea you were married.  Do I suck?  I’m sorry.  🙁  But, um, congratulations!!  We froze ours too and I am not reeeeally looking forward to defrosting that sucker in 10 more months, haha.

Post # 12
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I waited one year to eat the top tier the first time I got married, and the cake was honestly quite delicious. It really matters how well it was wrapped and that you defrost it properly. This time, the people who wrapped the cake did a terrible job, so we ate it one month later. It would not have lasted well through the entire year. We may just have a local baker make us a mini cake for our one year.

Post # 13
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ours was not wrapped very well until we got back from our honeymoon (a week after the wedding) and then I put it back in the freezer. Parts of it were great and parts of it not so great but it was not disgusting or anything. We both cut little pieces out of it and threw the remainder away.

Post # 14
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@StuporDuck:  First off, you are a hoot!  Second, the cake will more than likely be so-so. (Although, I wouldn’t know b/c I couldn’t resist the urge to eat it within the first month after our marriage). Third, congrats on your 1st anniversary! 

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