(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 # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We plan on saving ours for our 1 year anniversary.

    Post # 33
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    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We saved ours, it’s in my parent’s freezer. We did nothing to preserve it so I’m afraid if we eat it we will get sick. Maybe just a nibble. I am thinking of just having another one (small top like one) made in July for our 1 year.

    Post # 34
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    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I saved mine the first time I got married.  It actually tasted good a year later! (The marriage didn’t taste so great, but c’est la vie… Wink)

    I think the trick is to chill it for 24 hours in the fridge first (to firm it up).  Then freeze it in an air-tight container for another couple of days.  THEN take it out, wrap it in a couple of layers of plastic wrap (I might add a larger freezer bag this time) and replace it in the air-tight container.  Freeze for a year and viola!    

    We’re planning on wedding cake for our one year aniversary desert!

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve heard that they don’t taste bad…

    We’re definitely going to do it!

    Post # 36
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not married yet.  I have  a month to go but my fiance and I love cake too much to save it for a year plus I don’t think I want to eat a year old cake but that’s just me.  I’m sure we will eat some of it the day after the wedding and the rest when we come back from our honeymoon.  I can’t wait to eat my cake.

    Post # 37
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    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The UK tradition is that you save it for the christening of your first child (I think). Also, we tend to have fruit cakes which preserve well (even without freezing). Don’t know how common it is now though…

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did this. But I convinced Darling Husband to eat it after a month. I didn’t want to risk that the whole cake would be inedible in a year.

    So we ended up saving two slices for our 1 yr anniversary. It took much less space in the freezer as well.

    I put the slices inside a freezer bag, then inside a tupperware. Then I wrapped the tupperware in saran wrap. Then a couple layers of foil.

    We had our anniversary last month and the cake was DELICIOUS still.

    Post # 39
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our baker will make us a complimentary new replica of our top tier on our first anniversary, so no need to save the original!  I love the tradition of it, but our freezer is tiny and I am a scrimper/saver and need every cubic inch of freezer space I have. 

    I might save a small slice of the cake, just for the tradition of it; I don’t care how it tastes 🙂

    Post # 40
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    10285 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We plan to save it but I’ll bet money that it’s gone before we leave for our Honeymoon 2 weeks later.

    Post # 41
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our bakery includes a replica of your top tier as a part of the cake costs.  So they’ll make us a fresh top tier that is identical to our wedding cake for our first anniversary.  Yum!!

    Post # 42
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    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Well… most of the bakeries I spoke to will provide you a free cake on yoru 1 yr anniversary so you won’t have to freeze the cake for one year.  So that’s why I won’t be doing it.

    Post # 44
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    We did. The cake was still pretty good but something in the icing must have turned.

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