Saving the cake?

posted 11 months ago in Traditions
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

This is a fruitcake tradition as it lasted. I’m for getting the same baker, to make a small version of your cake for an anniversary or christening. As long as it’s same flavours and icing. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

ladyvk :  Same with ours! Our cake was made for something like 75 guests…we only had about 40 attend…and there wasn’t a shred of the cake left! 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

We didn’t save any of ours. Ours was a fairly small cake (small-ish wedding, about 50 guests) and there was only a little bit left which my husband and brother ate for breakfast the next morning LOL! We didn’t plan to save any, I am weird with leftovers as it is, let alone a year old cake haha.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Our bakery completely screwed up our cake (wrong cake flavor and it was dry), wrong fillings, awful decorations, so we didn’t even eat it on our wedding day, let alone try to save it for a year (which I think is gross considering all eggs, butter, etc. that’s in there with nothing preserving it.). So now when we go away for our anniversary, we order a cake to share. It’s nice to have an excuse to share cake anyway! 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

We saved the top tier… and then completely forgot about it. Twenty years later, it is STILL sitting in the chest freezer! It has become kind of a joke now, and neither of us wants to be the one to chuck it, but I guarantee no one will ever eat it!

Post # 21
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

echomomm :  That is awesome! 😂 Never throw it away.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper

orangeblossomhoney :  we saved the top and it still tasted awesome on our first anniversary. One of my husband’s best friends is a kick-ass fancy cake designer so the cake was important to us. I don’t think it had an part in our enduring marriage however lol. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

We saved the top tier and I was very wary of eating it but it was delicious. We shared it with our families at a family dinner and everyone loved it! 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

orangeblossomhoney :  I’m a germaphobe who probably wouldn’t even eat a piece of cake that was a month old so no way am I saving any of the cake to eat a year later. Blech! 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We saved the top layer and actually forgot about it on our 1 year anniversary, so didn’t end up eating it until like a year and a half after our wedding. It actually wasn’t too bad!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

orangeblossomhoney :  I have had a frozen cupcake before that was pretty good, but for some reason a cake did not sound appetizing. I imagine it being a ice burned block.

It also seemed logistically tough since we were all in hotels without a freezer, although i am sure if i asked that the hotel would have kept it somewhere for me. 

Anyway, we ate the rest of our cake at like 4am on our wedding night LOL 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We ended up saving our top tier. Our baker instructed the catering staff on how to wrap it up. I’m not sure why it would be gross unless the cake was not preserved correctly and spoiled. If you have the freezer space, I think it’s a fun idea.

Post # 28
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2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We saved the top of our cake and really enjoyed eating it for a couple years on our anniversary. 

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper

jellybellynelly :  

It might be disgusting if it was frozen American cupcakes or something , but it is actually from the  days where wedding cakes were heavy with preserved fruit and absolutely  soaked in brandy  or the like and thus able to be kept for ages. 

Traditionally the top was saved for the first child’s Christening cake.  Here  is an interesting  link 

https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/225982/cutting-and-preserving-cake

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We saved a piece of our cake. However knowing my husband, he won’t want to eat year old cake. As for me, I’ll probably have a bite for the tradition.

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