(Closed) Saving the top of the cake for the first anniversary?

posted 12 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We didn’t do this because my bakery said for free on our year anniversary they would remake the top layer of our cake for us. 🙂  Not even sure how you would go about saving a cake for a year & have it still taste good!

Post # 4
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

we did and it was yummy! i think the key is to get a tight seal on the whole thing. we did seran wrap + foil i think. also, if i would have known about it before we froze it, i would have cut our topper into 12 slices and sealed each of those slices separately and enjoyed a slice each month for a year after our wedding.

Post # 6
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’ve heard sucess and horror stories about this. We opted not to for a few reasons: A – The wedding was in Florida and we live in Cali – shipping the cake? No thanks. B – I wouldn’t eat anything that was in our freezer for a year, included things meant to be frozen, so why would I eat cake thats been there for a year?

But that was just our thought process.

Post # 7
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

We going to do this 🙂 I’m really set on this tradition.

Post # 8
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are going to do this as well. The FI’s mother loves the idea of this tradition and I do too as well. Many bakers do offer the fresh anniversary cake … but I like the idea of having the ACTUAL cake from our wedding day.

I really like the idea of cutting into 12 slices for each month!

P.S. Ask your baker for tips on how to freeze it. They should know the best way. The Fi’s mother has frozen cake before and if done correctly once it’s thaw it really was as moist as the day of!

Post # 9
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Noooooooo. Has anybody had cake that was frozen for even 3 months? it tastes foul I tell ya, no matter how much you wrap and protect it. I plan on taking our leftover wedding cake into the office tomorrow for my coworkers to devour. And I plan on buying a small version of our cake for us on our anniversary.

Post # 10
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We intended to do it but we were dying to have some cake. The day of the wedding we couldn’t have any so we didn’t want to wait and had some on our first month anniversary! It was delicious. We still have a lot left so we’ll try to save it for a year. I read plastic wrap is the way to go. Check out this article from TheNest.


Post # 11
3331 posts
Sugar bee

We ate the top of our cake on our 1 month anniversary.  We wanted to save it, but didn’t think it would still taste good a whole year later.  Plus, I never actually got to eat any cake at the wedding (I ate the bite when we cut it and then a bite of my cousin’s cake.  They took the cake at my place away while I was greeting guests!), so I really wanted to try it.

I bake so I’m planning on recreating our wedding cake for us on our 1st anniversary.  

Post # 12
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t have my heart set on this tradition, and we were moving after the wedding.  I didn’t want to deal with having to keep the cake frozen during our move, so we are going to have our baker recreate the top tier for our 1st anniversary.

Post # 13
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My family ate my top tier!!!! I was so mad! I loved my cake and wanted more! They saved some groom’s cake and we ate it a few months after the wedding at Christmastime.

I hear that when you save the top tier, it tastes like you would imagine year-old cake would taste. Which is to say, it’s easy for it to be dry and gross.

My husband and I are planning to get a new cake for ourselves on our 1st anniversary instead. I can’t wait! 

Post # 14
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We didn’t save te top tier of the cake – it was all eaten up on the day of the wedding!

Post # 15
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I actually really love the idea of cutting it up and eating a slice each month after marriage! Mmm.  Only problem … which flavor do you save? Lol.

Post # 16
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had a fake cake and only the top tier was real, so we didn’t plan on saving it.  But we’re planning on ordering one on our one year anniversary from the same local baker.  It was delicious and very affordable.  I’m still bummed that I never went back to our table to finish my piece.  I only got the part we cut.  My parents ate all the leftovers themselves–they were gone by the time we got back from our honeymoon!

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