Monday, June 22, 2015

Enjoy Your Wedding Cake (On your one year anniversary)

Pete and I were out to dinner last night, celebrating our anniversary. Our waitress asked if we wanted any dessert and Pete told her that we had cake at home. He was referring to our wedding cake, one that had been renting space in our friends' deep freezer for the last year.

Having your wedding cake a year later isn't something that you can just remember to do last minute. You can't jump up with minutes to spare on your first anniversary and remember about the cake that has been sitting in the freezer and eat it. No, it's a process, just like storing the top tier of your wedding cake is (if you don't know how to do that, you can click the link and get the steps).


To eat your wedding cake, you have to take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge for 24 hours. Then, take it out of the fridge to allow it to thaw for about 30 minutes.

When you're ready for it, that's when the unwrapping starts.

First you open the box, then you remove two layers of foil, then four layers of plastic wrap -- and, if you're like me, you nick the edge of the cake when you're pulling up the last layer of plastic wrap and ruin the edge. And, if you're also like me, every layer between you and the cake is a reminder that you have really good friends. If you remember, we actually didn't wrap our own cake. Our friends did it for us, then stored it for us, and then invited us over for dinner (and cooked for us) on the day we needed to pick it up.


How did it taste? So good. Seriously. It was just as fresh as the day it was served at our wedding. The pecans in the chocolate turtle ganash were still crunchy, the cake was still moist enough that crumbs could be picked up with the back of a fork. It was a lot better than I actually anticipated. Yes, people tell you that your cake is still good a year later, but if you are a skeptic about year old cake, let me put that doubt to bed. If you wrap it right, your wedding cake topper will still be good. Plus, it will give you an excuse to use your cake knife and server another time.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Are you planning on saving the top tier of your wedding cake to eat on your anniversary?

1 comment:

  1. It really is all about how you wrap it to preserve this incredible memorable cake. Wedding cake is the best cake ever, and even better when you enjoy it on your anniversary.