Saving the cake?

posted 11 months ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper

We never bothered with it. Years later still happily married. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

The thought of eating a year old frozen chunk of cake seemed gross to us as well. We didn’t bother saving any. 

However, the bakery that made our cake has a pretty long history, and will likely be in business for many, many years to come. I plan on surprising my hubby with a cake from them again for one of our anniversaries. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Also didnt’ save any, not that I think we would’ve had a choice because our cake was GONE by the end of the night (barely got a taste lol).

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This tradition is a holdover from the days when wedding cakes were fruitcakes soaked in, and preserved with, brandy.

I would never eat anything that had been in my freezer for a year. Many bakeries will make a small version of your wedding cake on your anniversary.

Given that you don’t really like cake, toss this one in the _____ bucket.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Yes I agree that this is a fruitcake tradition!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

Many years ago there were real cakes like down below served at the weddings where I’m from, but at some weddings the cake has been dropped, so now it’s all in little portions, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to save much.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We saved our top layer and it was as delicious a year later as it was the day of the wedding. I would love to have a piece now…………

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

this Tradition is sooo disgusting lol. I like the idea of having the same baker make a mini cake for your anniversary but there is no way I’m eating year old cake lol

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

With the right kind of cake I would have done that, meaning a heavy fruit cake. Those stay great unfrozen for months and frozen they easily last a year. But we had a sponge cake with an apple cream filling. You can’t really freeze that kind of thing. We shared out the remains for breakfast with some friends the morning after.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I saved mine mostly bc my wedding planner packed it up for us without us asking. We tasted it a year later on our anniversary….and it tasted like cardboard. Couldn’t even identify which flavor it was supposed to be. So we dumped it.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I saved it. I wrapped it and wrapped it and made sure there were layers upon layers upon layers.

I took it out, we put it in the fridge to thaw and then when we ate it it was a white nasty mess that tasted nothing like our cake. Alas! It was fun to unwrap though and go back through memory lane. 

I think the idea of getting an anni cake sounds much more appealing. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

I saved the top tier from my first marriage, wrapped well in the freezer. We ate it a year later. It tasted fine and no one died.

And I’m going to do it again this time. We already ordered our cake large enough for the top tier to not be served, and advised the caterer we will be saving it. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

We probably won’t save ours just because if I know there’s cake in the house, I’m eating the cake. No way is it lasting a year.

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