(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 # 17
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I personally dont understand the idea of eating stale cake to celebrate the 1yr anniversary, So I dont plan to keep my top layer that long. maybe for our 1 week anniversary lol

    Post # 18
    1557 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We were going to, but the lady doing our cake said that they never really look or taste as good after a year in the freezer, and on top of that, we’re moving 2 months after the wedding, so we would have to somehow pack frozen cake and move it…. how silly, right? 

    I think we’re just going to save some of it and have it the next day before we fly out for our honeymoon. 

    The woman who is doing our cake also said that some couples opt to have a replica top tier made for their anniversary. She’s really affordable, so if we weren’t moving I might have considered going that route. 

    Post # 19
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We saved ours but we dont have it at our house….it is still at the place where we got married! We are going back down for July 4th so I think we will be eating our cake a little early!

    Post # 20
    4335 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I might save it for something like the one-month anniversary…but it is NOT going to taste good a year later! (why waste a perfectly good cake?)

    Post # 21
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    No we didn’t plan on it but they wrapped it up and sent it home anyway.  We then had to eat it all in a month because we were about to move across the country.  Needless to say, not fun.

    Post # 22
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    My FI’s grandmother told me we HAVE TO save the top tier…we aren’t.  My sister, who is making my wedding cake, is going to make it sturdy enough that when we cut our cake, we’re going to cut straight into the top tier.  I don’t care how it’s frozen, eating something that has been in my freezer for a year just sounds nasty.

    Post # 23
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not saving it here.   We did from my first wedding and it was just gross.  I know how to freeze a cake properly, and it still just wasn’t the same.

    I’d rather buy less cake now, and get a yummy little cake fresh for our anniversary 🙂

    Post # 24
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We saved ours and I was VERY hesitant about eating it a year later.  Just the thought of it sitting in the freezer for a year seriously grossed me out.  However, I sucked it up and took one tiny little bite…and….was greatly surprised.  It tasted delicious, just like it did during our reception.  We gobbled it up in no time! lol

    Post # 25
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We aren’t saving ours because our baker is going to make us a new one on our anniversary.

    Post # 26
    23592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No.  Gross.  Plus, we can just get one made by the same bakery later. 🙂

    Post # 27
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t want to eat year-old cake. Our plan is to have our baker (a friend of the family) recreate the top tier of our wedding cake for our 1st anniversary.

    Post # 28
    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Nope, not gonna.  I never could figure out where that tradition comes from and, to be honest, I’d rather have a small cake for us and cupcakes for everyone else.  Especially with kids around… That way, we can have the “cake cutting” photos and stuff and not have to worry about no one not getting any cake/cupcakes (not every got cake at my brother’s wedding, the jerk).  


    Post # 29
    7586 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We ate ours on our 1 month anniversary.

    Post # 30
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We are not. Our cake place just said that if we call a week before our anniversary they will make it again at no cost. 🙂

    Post # 31
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We saved it and had it after five months (our other wedding anniversary since we had two weddings) and it was disgusting! We had one bite each and threw it out.

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