(Closed) Going to keep a cake tier for year anniversary?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Saving the smallest top tier for the first anniversary is tradition… My reception venue actually wrapped ours for us… Lots of plastic wrap, and then foil around it… And it’s in our freezer 🙂 So, it doesn’t cost money, you guys do it… My parents actually took care of it for us since we were leaving for our honeymoon right away… Maybe you can talk to you cake baker about having a very small top tier added to your cake… OR, you could preserve the top tier that you have now and order a sheet cake (that could be kept in the kitchen, no one would have to see it) to cut up for guests to ensure that there’s enough cake for everyone.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes I too plan to do this, tradition. My question for you ladies that have or plan to do this is: did u have to tell your caterer? Did they wrap it up for you to take at the end of the night? How did u manage? 

 

And if you’ve eaten your for your anniversary, how did it taste?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

H and I are doing this. Our venue coordinator saved the left over food and top tier of the cake and we picked it up the next day. We wrapped it up really tightly in cellohphane and foil. Not sure how it will taste since we haven’t gotten to the anniversary yet, but it better be good because it’s been tempting me for months!!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

We had a wedding pie, which obviously only had one tier lol, so we plan on buying a sugar pie from our venue on our one year anniversary instead! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I asked Fiance if he wanted to do this and he said no.  He does not want to eat 1 year old cake. Lol.  So since we have a 3 tiered cake and we won’t be saving the top tier, that means extra cake for some people!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, we’re keeping the top tier. Our venue will package it for us. Luckily, our baker will trade out our original cake for a new cake on our 1-year anniversary.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our bakery gave us a free small cake for our one-year anniversary, (it was small, but it was big enough for us to have more than one slice).  So what we did was save our cake’s top-tier, freeze it, and we ate that on our one-month anniversary.  Eating year-old cake just did not appeal to either of us!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A majority of the bakers in our area have an alternative to that tradition — they provide a free 6″ cake on your one year anniversary. We’re going to take our baker up on this. We have a side-by-side with an ice maker and there’s barely enough space for what we need in their, let alone a cake.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We live close to the bakery, so when we were given the option, we decided that we’d just come back and buy a new cake in the same flavors if we wanted.  No potential freezer burn, saves the space in the freezer, and just plain fresher.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our baker was a woman who does them from home… She asked me in our first meeting… Then my venue (who catered dinner, just not the cake) offered to wrap it all for me…

I doubt it’ll be good 🙂 But it’ll be fun to try!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Every cake baker I went to included the top tier for free and only counted the bottom two towards the cost we paid, so I don’t know if it will matter for your budget. Normally you double wrap it in plastic and foil and freeze it at home.

Edit to add: I was married once before and we saved the cake. It tasted just fine (actually, it tasted really darn good) a year later.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re baking our own 3-tier cake, and we’re still undecided if we’ll save 2 slices for our one-year anniversary: but we’re definitely not saving a whole tier.

 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re having cupcakes at our reception. We thought about doing one small topper with the same cake, but actually our bakery told us a year after the wedding we can come back and have a free topper in the same flavor for free! I’d take fresh over year-long frozen anyday.

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