Saving the top of the cake?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
47407 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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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
189 posts
Blushing bee

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
1706 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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!  

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Post # 5
375 posts
Helper bee

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
3834 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
828 posts
Busy bee

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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
2799 posts
Sugar bee

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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
962 posts
Busy bee

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
4059 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
264 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

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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
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m such a germaphobe. I couldn’t do it! Lol. So gross to me! 

Post # 15
2110 posts
Buzzing bee

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. 

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