Is Saving The Cake Top A Good Idea?
Some wedding cake traditions—such as cramming a piece of cake into the bride’s mouth—have definitely had their day. And then there’s the old tradition of saving the top tier of the cake to eat on your one-year anniversary…
While a romantic idea, this plan has some downsides: even with moisture-proof wrapping, wedding cakes still won’t keep well for more than a few months. And, saving the entire top tier of your cake to eat later means paying for more cake to serve your guests at the reception.
What Are The Options?
A nice compromise is to save just one piece and share it after your honeymoon. Be sure to wrap the piece well in plastic and set it in a box to protect it from jostling, then freeze it right away. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, thaw the cake in the refrigerator, not at room temperature.
To make sure your wedding cake tastes just as fresh and wonderful as it did on your wedding day, consider asking the bakery that created the original cake to make you a small cake with the same filling and frosting for your first anniversary. There is no need to pay to have it adorned like the original unless that is important to you.
Whether you decide to save a piece of the original cake, have a miniature duplicate made, or start a new tradition with a different dessert, the important thing is to celebrate your love and reminisce about the precious moments of your wedding day.