Post # 1
So, my anniversary is on Monday. One whole stinking year. What have I learned in this year? So far, I’ve learned:
- What ever can go wrong has gone wrong this year
- Despite the hiccups in the year, my partner is my best support system around, and I wouldn’t trade him for the world because we’ve made the best of a huge pile of lemons, and we did it together
- I’ve learned not to be terrified of him walking in our room at 2:00AM when he comes home from work; he is my husband, and not a robber!
I have not yet learned however, what my top tier of my wedding cake will taste like on our anniversary, after being trapped in my freezer for an entire year. Anyone want to tell me how theirs was? And also what you learned in your first year of marriage? 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
Thanks, ladies! I’m not a big icing eater anyway, so I’ll be scraping all that off regardless.
Looking forward to my 1st anniversary tomorrow!
Post # 8
@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 # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I remember one of the other bee bloggers posting about this with extensive pictures. Let me see if I can find it!
ETA: Here it is! This is from Mrs. Corn:
Mrs. Lemon had some THREE years later:
Post # 10
Ooh I’m curious too. We saved ours to eat on our anniversary but we have 11 months to go lol.
Post # 11
@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
- 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
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
@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!
Post # 15
@Juliepants: No, you don’t totally suck. I was more of a lurker when I first joined weddingbee. I joined RIGHT at the time when the snarky people were snarking up the boards, so I was a little wary of posting. My post count doesn’t reflect the 2 years I’ve been around. But the wedding was amazing! Maybe I should do a re-cap.
@Mrs. Mink: Hey, thanks! That’s really helpful! Perhaps I should use the “search” function, eh?
@VAwife: Thanks for the well-wishes!
Post # 16
@melisslp: Hey, thanks! And by the way, you were one of the first bees to help me with any aspect of my wedding. I was snooping around for a bracelet, and you had some really good suggestions. I’ve always remembered that, so I wanted to thank you, and wish you a happy anniversary of helping me accesorize.