This weekend my husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, so we thought we'd participate in an age-old tradition: eating the top layer of our wedding cake a year later. It almost didn't happen, though.
A couple of months ago, when we were packing up our then apartment, I was cleaning out the freezer and came across something neither of us recognized. In fact, my husband suggested we throw the box away when it hit me -- it was the top of our wedding cake! The exterior was a little sad -- smashed to be exact -- but the cake itself was pretty moist and didn't taste half bad. The frosting could have used some help, though, but what did we expect after a year in the icebox?
I'm pretty sure it was good planning that helped our cake hold up so well. If you want to share delicious wedding cake post-nuptials, like we did, have your caterer or baker take the top of the layer off right away (after the cutting of course), wrap it well, and then freeze it immediately. This may mean your parents keep the cake in their freezer for a little while, especially since your honeymoon suite probably doesn't have a fully stocked kitchen, but they won't mind. Our baker wrapped ours in plastic wrap several times, then we put it in a plastic bag, froze it immediately, and promptly forgot about it. It doesn't get any easier than that.
And just in case it was terrible, my husband bought a beautiful new cake for us to share. It was delicious and super sweet of him. How many of you are planning to save the top of your cake for your one year anniversary?