(Closed) Eating the top tier of your wedding cake

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
47421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In the old days when wedding cake was fruitcake, it was common to save it .

These days, wedding cakes are usually normal cake in different flavors that don’t last nearly as well. I wouldn’t eat anything else that had been in my freezer for a year, so we  didn’t bother saving the cake.

Post # 4
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@julies1949:  ditto this. Why waste perfectly good cake by saving it for a year purely for the nostalgia factor? Yuck. enjoy it while you can. Buy a new tiny cake if that’s what you want for your 1-year~!


Post # 5
6261 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@smiles4jo:  It seems like the PP may not have gotten that you already have cake that has been frozen for 9 months. I would call your bakery and ask what they suggest

Post # 6
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We didn’t have to worry about it – part of our baker contract was getting a fresh mini cake baked for us for our anniversary!

Post # 7
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@smiles4jo:  If you must, I recommend defrosting it and soaking it in milk or condensed milk.  Freezing cake for that long usually sucks out all of the flavor and ruins the texture.  This trend is being tossed in favor of ordering a fresh cake made by the wedding cake baker for the first anniversary.

Post # 8
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We defrosted and ate ours on our 6 month wedding anniversary since it is on New Year’s Day. Our baker told us to wrap it in several layers of plastic wrap, a couple of layers of foil, and then double bag it in a ziplock bag. To defrost, I put it in the fridge the day before and the day of, I took it out and let it come to room temperature. It was almost as good as it was the day of our wedding. 

Regarding PP suggestion to soak it in milk, be careful about that since it may over saturate the cake and make it inedible. Call your baker if you’re unsure.

Crongratulations on your new house!

Post # 9
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If it was wrapped and stored well it should be fine!  My ex-husband and I froze our top layer and had it at the one year anniversary. It was just as good as the first time, maybe a touch more solid and not as fluffy, if that makes any sense.  But it still tasted great and you wouldn’t have known it was a year old if you hadn’t had it fresh!

It was wrapped tightly in two layers of plastic wrap (which I was suprised didn’t mess up the frosting!) and then aluminum foil and stored in a chest freezer.  We just just put it in the fridge a couple days before our anniversary to thaw.  Simple!

Hope yours turns out yummy too!

Post # 10
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we waited just over a month…it kept calling to us: eat me, eat me eaaaaaaaaaaaaat meeeeeee. So we did.


we’ll get a free mini cake from our baker for our one year anniversary so YAY CAKE!

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