(Closed) Did you have the remainder of your wedding cake on your 1st anniversary?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 16
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We still have the top tier fruitcake in the freezer 6 months after our first anniversary…

we were out of the country for the 1st year anniversary hence why the cake is still in the freezer

Post # 17
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We had a mud cake (that I made), and I froze a portion of the top tier for our 1st anniversary. However, moving across the country meant that it had to be thrown out, since it couldn’t stay frozen.

But the benefits of making your own cake meant I could just remake our top tier (with whipped ganache instead of fondant) and we had it for our anniversary, it was so, so good!

Post # 18
9884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We just did this — and it was shockingly still good.  A bit dry, but I was expecting it to be disastrously gross, so I was pleasantly surprised!  Of course, it’s nothing like it was fresh, but, hey, it was still decent cake!

Post # 19
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I originally wasn’t going to save the top tier because our baker told us we were getting a free small anniversary cake.  But something on our wedding day told me to take it home and freeze it.  I did, in 20 layers of alternating plastic and foil.  I’m glad I did it, because the baker closed up shop before our first anniversary.  Once thawed, it tasted better than I expected, but not nearly as good as it did when it was fresh.  And it had a slightly weird texture.

Post # 20
2842 posts
Sugar bee

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greenidlady:  No. For my first marriage we did save the cake, but when our first anniversary came around we completely forgot it was in the freezer. This time I don’t plan to bother saving it.

Post # 21
1908 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

We don’t plan on taking home our top layer. We don’t have the extra freezer space and we do get a fresh cake from our baker for our one year anniversary. So we’re just going to enjoy a fresh made cake a year later. A friend of mine did this and her anniversary cake was so cute! They made it to look very much like her wedding cake and then decorated it for their anniversary.

Post # 22
9645 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

We saved the top tier of our cake for our first wedding anniversary. It’s like huge though.. so it make make it like an extra 5 years.

Post # 23
6586 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Nope- that was one of the traditions that we passed on- because I couldn’t imagine it being good.

Post # 24
8943 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We moved across the country right after the wedding so we didn’t do this.  The caterer didn’t listen to me though and we ended up taking home the top tier anyway.  I gave it away to friends because I was sick of cake!

Post # 25
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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AccioShoes:  My parents still have theirs 24 years later. They’re thinking of eating it for their 25th anniversary. It is fruitcake, but thats pretty old…

Post # 26
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Westwood:  Could you awesome Bees share how to properly wrap the cake so that it’s still tasty?

Thanks in advance!

Post # 27
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

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Tigerlilybride:  Ours was regular cake, so it definitely shouldn’t be eaten at this point. But every time I find it in the back of the freezer and think about throwing it out, I just can’t do it! 

Post # 28
848 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our anniversary is coming up and we will attempt to eat it. I didn’t take proper care in wrapping it though, just put it in a tupperware container so it is probably super freezer burned. Before freezing though we both took a bite so we knew how it tasted. Our top tier was a different flavour than the part we cut during the reception.

Post # 29
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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greenidlady:  The tradition where I live is to save the top layer for the baptism celebration of your first child.  My best friend saved her top layer (apricot cake) and served it at the baptism party of her DD.  It was 6 years later and still just as good.

I’m getting my mom to make her fruit cake for the top layer so we can do the same thing 🙂

Post # 30
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I couldn’t eat our big wedding cake, but we didn’t bother saving any of the gluten-free groom’s cake for us to have.  I just didn’t think it would keep at all.  Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t think I even ate any during the wedding!

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