Post # 1
So, I was not planning on saving any of our wedding cake for our first anniversary. Frankly, the thought of eating year old cake does not sound romantic to me at all. BUT I just learned that my Fiance really wants to do this, so I’m looking into the best way to save it.
Just curious, how many of you are saving the top tier or a piece of your wedding cake? How do you plan to preserve it?
Post # 2
We had someone wrap it up and put it in their freezer for us and we picked it up when we got back from the honeymoon. We had a ton of cake leftover so we’ve already eaten some from the freezer and it was delicious! We’re hoping it’s still good in about eleven months on our anniversary. You can just put it in a big ziploc bag or wrap it better with aluminum foil inside of a bag. You should be able to get some good ideas on the best way to save it from Google.
Post # 3
The thought of eating year old cake is kind of icky to me, to be honest. I don’t think it will taste good, no matter what you do.
But if it’s important to your Fiance, why not I guess.
I would wrap it in many layers of plastic wrap, then layers of aluminum foil, and then in a freezer safe container. The more you wrap the less chance of freezer burn!
Then when you thaw and eat it, wait for your DH to take a bite first and see his reaction before you decide what to do lol.
Post # 4
We are saving the top layer. The bakery will bake it a bit dense and not as moist. It will be wrapped with plastic wrap, alumium foil and placed in an air tight container. It will remain frozen until our anniversary.
Post # 5
Oh! I probably also should have mentioned that we are primarily doing cupcakes and having a small 6″ round cake for us to cut. Maybe I should wrap up a cupcake instead of a piece of our round cutting cake?
Post # 6
I love this suggestion! I’m definitely letting him take the first bite lol
Post # 7
Gross, year old cake never tastes good. Our bakery has a deal where they will make you a cupcake on your anniversary for free. Maybe he would be open to making a visit to your bakery on your anniversary?
Post # 8
We just ate ours recently! It was absolutely delicious. The key to this is I think: our family friends stored in their basement deep freezer for us. We let it defrost in the fridge then on the counter till it was room temp. Just as yummy as it was a year ago! It was so fun to have cake and champagne 🙂
Post # 9
I thought it was tradition to freeze cake until the first borns christening. I doubt the cake will taste as fresh but it should be okay.
My sister froze hers but after 3 years of infertility she went a bit crazy one day and threw it out. It did take up a whole freezer tray.
Post # 10
I am not interested in year old cake thats been in the freezer. Nope, no thanks.
Post # 11
They wrapped mine up very well (caterer did this) and so we saved it and figured we’d try it out. If it’s gross then you can throw it out (that was my plan). But ours was delicious, just as delicious as it was on the wedding day. Still the best cake I’ve ever had (our baker is amazing). It was in the deep freeze all year and we saved the very top tier. I had a 5 month old by then (breastfeeding hunger) so I ate pretty much the whole thing by myself over the course of 5 days.
Post # 12
My mum made our wedding cake and made us keep the top tier which is a booze-soaked fruit cake. She wrapped in three layers of foil and gave it to me when we returned from our honeymoon. It is now sitting in a container on top of the fridge. Apparently fruit cake gets better with age, so maybe by the time we get around to having kids and celebrating their christening it’ll be amazing! ☺
Post # 13
many bakeries for $20-30 will remake you replica cake for your anniversary
Post # 14
I didn’t learn of this until after my wedding but I had a friend who cut the top into 12 pieces and wrapped individually (guessing Saran Wrap or wax paper and foil). They had one piece each month for a year on the day they were married. I thought it was such a good idea and wish we had done it ourselves. Ours wasn’t terrible after a year but it was way too much cake.
Post # 15
The thought of eating old cake kind of grosses me out too! My Fiance also insisted that we have cake for our anniversary so to compromise, we are going to place an extended order with our baker for an extra “tier” that we will pick up the day before (she is basically making us a tiny version of our cake a year after our wedding instead of freezing our actual wedding cake).