Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2019 - -
I’ve heard that people save and freeze the top of their wedding cake to break out and eat at the 1 year anniversary, but I don’t know anyone who has done it successfully. My sister ended up throwing hers away during a move, and another friend’s cake freezer burned. So has anyone done this and it worked out? Not worked out? Is saving the cake totally ridiculous or worth it? Tips on storage? I have so many questions haha.
Post # 2
absinthevintage : This is an old tradtion that harks back to the days when wedding cakes were fruitcakes preserved in brandy. Today’s cakes are not worth trying to save. Many bakers will make you a small cake for your anniversary.
Think of it this way- would you eat anything else that had been in your freezer for a year?
Post # 3
We did! It was delicious! We didn’t even want to but our wedding planner did it and we kept it in the freezer for the whole year. We took it to a restaurant and they put it on a plate with fresh strawberries and it was so good! Couldn’t tell at all that it wasn’t a brand new cake. We were really happy it ended up that way. It was very special for us to enjoy again, brought back all the memories!
Post # 4
I saved the top tier and it worked out really well. (Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t, but I ate it a little over a year later on the day the divorce was finalized and it was delicious, lol) I first wrapped it in aluminum foil, then plastic wrap, then another layer of aluminum foil and then a ziplock bag. Just try to keep as much air out of it as possible and it should be fine! Good luck! absinthevintage :
Post # 5
Yes! I successfully saved a piece of cake! I wrapped it in two layers of plastic wrap and two layers of tin foil and kept it on an undisturbed shelf in the freezer. The night before our anniversary, I put the wrapped cake in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. No freezer burn and it still tasted great. It got a bit squished, but not too badly.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
We didn’t do it because I think the tradition is kind of gross. Food made with that much egg and milk isn’t meant to be sitting around for a year. Instead, we’ve made a tradition out of getting a new cake each year.
Post # 7
I froze my professionally-made top tier (frosted/filled with buttercream), and my BFF’s top tier from the cake I made her as well (buttercream frosting with strawberry filling). Both turned out great after a year. Pop it in the freezer for about an hour to firm up the frosting, then wrap as snugly as possible with several layers of clingfilm, then several layers of tinfoil. I think I put mine in a freezer ziploc bag as well. When ready to defrost, unwrap everything except the clingfilm and defrost overnight in the fridge.
Post # 8
absinthevintage : we saved it successfully and it was delicious. I think the best thing you can do is wrap it up very well so no freezer smell gets to it.
Post # 9
absinthevintage : We saved ours and it was delicious! We actually considered saving the other half of the cake top to eat on our 2 year.
The cake was wrapped by our venue. It was wrapped in Saran Wrap, then in foil, then in a cake box, and we kept it in the freezer.
Post # 10
First of all I could never hold on to a delicious cake for a week let alone a year. Lol. Our bakery included an anniversary cake with our wedding cake. She made us a mini version. It served 8 I believe.
Post # 11
We saved ours and it worked out well. Like others we did several layers of cling wrap and tin foil. We then put it in a Tupperware container. Let it thaw and it was good to go.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2017 - City, State
We did and it was great! We had half at six months and the rest on our first anniversary. We plastic wrapped it like crazy, then aluminum foil, and then double zip-lock bagged it. Unwrapping that thing took forever but once it thawed, it tasted just as good and the texture was fine too!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
absinthevintage : I had several people who did this tell me it tasted horrible. So I (my fiance isn’t that into sweets) ate on the cake the whole week after our wedding. Our cake was so good I didn’t want to waste it.
Post # 14
I’m such a germaphobe. I couldn’t do it! Lol. So gross to me!
Post # 15
I wouldn’t eat anything that had been frozen for a year but I’m sure that if you were very meticulous with wrapping the cake and storing you could avoid freezer burn.