(Closed) Saving the top tier of your wedding cake?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Did you/will you save the top tier of your wedding cake?
    Yes : (38 votes)
    45 %
    No : (47 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are saving our top tier. I purchased an air tight container and it is in our freezer right now. Every time I go in the freezer I am reminded of our wedding because it takes up almost all of the top shelf and then I want to eat some, but so far I haven’t taken it out 🙂

    Post # 4
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I did this the first time I got married. It was a waste of freezer space. After 3 months it was beyond nasty and inedible. (long story about why we tried to eat it after 3 months)

    But an airtight container like Noritake bought might prevent that.

    Post # 5
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We saved ours…so that we’d actually get to eat some of our wedding cake ourselves 😉 And a good thing we did, because other than during the cake cutting, we never got a chance to eat our cake when it was served at the wedding because we were too busy! So Darling Husband and I ate our top tier during the week before we went on honeymoon, lol.

    My parents never ate their top tier. It’s still in their freezer, pink rosettes and all, almost 39 years later.

    Post # 6
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Thats the plan.

    Except I know us. Sweets never last long in this house …. I give it a week. Week and a half, max.

    Post # 8
    11378 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We had planned on it, or atleast wanted to. But didn’t even think about it at the wedding, until we was cleaning up & saw our cake was tore to shreads. LITERALLY looked like monkeys played in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including our top tier.

    Post # 9
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am saving mine.  My mom was a cake decorator and froze cakes all the time and there is a trick to it.  Freeze it, unwrapped until hard frozen (a few to 6 hours), take it out and vacuum seal it.  The flowers will not crush and it will be like the day you bought it when you go to eat it a year later.  Even if you have to borrow a sealer, it is really the only way to keep it truely fresh. 

    Post # 10
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wish we could have but logistically it would have never worked as our wedding was a plane ride away from our freeezer and thereS’ no way the cake would have survived our honeymoon. The caterer put the op tier aside for us and we ate it the next day (and shared with my family) before leaving for the honeymoon. I love the idea of thawing it out on the first anniversary or at least getting a new cake from the same bakery though.

    Post # 12
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Funny story our cake… After the wedding, PenguinGuy and I left for our honeymoon and my parents just put the cake in the freezer. They didn’t wrap it or anything, just shoved the entire box that the caterer gave them into the freezer. About 3 weeks later, my parents took the cake out of the freezer put it into a cooler with some ice and drove for 2 days to where PenguinGuy and I live. They took the cake out of the cooler and I open the lid to see that the fresh flowers that the florist put on the cake where still there..and kind of oozing and partly melted. Not pretty. However, I was deadset on saving the top tier. Luckily, we had opted for whipped frosting on the cake and it was THICK. I was able to scrape off the top layer that was covered in flower gunk and then refreeze it according to @tksjewelry:‘s suggestions. We ate the cake at the 6 month mark because we most likely won’t be in the same state/country during our actual anniversary. Even with the rough beginning, the cake was AMAZING. I recommend it even if you don’t save it for the actual anniversary. Besides, it was kind of fun celebrating our marriage on a random day. 🙂

    Post # 13
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We decided against saving it, rather we’re getting another just like it at the 1 yr mark =)

    Post # 14
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We saved ours and it was delicious! The trick is to properly freeze it. We did a layer of plastic wrap, then a layer of alumnium foil, then another layer of plastic wrap and finally put it back in the carboard box. Take it out a couple of days before your anniversary and let it thaw. 

    Also, if you think you’ll end up eating it before your anniversary, do what I did..have someone else keep it for you. My sister kept our in the back of her freezer. We just arranged that she would take it home from the wedding and handle it for us. 

    Post # 15
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    since we are having a destination wedding, there is no practical way to get the top tier home and into the freezer before it goes bad.

    since our disney wedding package includes two annual passes to disney world, we are going to go back for our first anniversary (in time to use the passes before they expire) and get miniature replica of our wedding cake.

    Post # 16
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We did. We ate one bite, it was disgusting. But I’m still glad we did it.

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