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SAVE YOUR WEDDING CAKE

There is a wedding tradition of saving the top tier of your wedding cake and eating it on your first anniversary. Follow these directions to make sure your cake is yummy…

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number 1

REMOVE DECORATIONS

Take off any decorations or flowers. You can leave on any small icing decorations.

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number 2

CAKE BOARD

If the top tier of your wedding cake is sitting on a board that is not wrapped, replace it with one that is wrapped in foil. You don’t want your cake to taste like cardboard after one year! If the cake is sitting on a plastic plate you can just leave the cake on that for the year of freezing.

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number 3

QUICK FREEZE 

Place the cake in your freezer for about 30 minutes on the board or plate you have it on. Do not wrap it yet. The freezer will help the icing become more solid and sturdy so the frosting doesn’t stick to the wrap coming up.

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number 4

WRAP THE CAKE

Thoroughly cover the cake with plastic wrap. Make sure it is as airtight as possible.

Wrap the plastic wrapped cake with heavy duty aluminum foil with at least 2 layers so the cake doesn’t get freezer burn and not taste very good.

If you want to go all out and own a large plastic storage container, put wrapped cake inside and close tightly.

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number 5

STORE THE CAKE

Store the cake for a year in a freezer.

 

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THE DAY BEFORE YOUR ANNIVERSARY 

The day before your anniversary take the cake out of the freezer and place it in your fridge for 2 hours.

Take the wrapping off the cake and leave in fridge to continue to defrost.

 

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY 

An hour or less before serving, cake the cake out of the fridge to rest at room temperature.

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ENJOY! 

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photo cred: Carrie’s Cakes