May 27, 2013

My husband and I recently danced a jig for reaching our one year anniversary. I guess that makes us not newlyweds anymore? Or maybe we will be considered that for longer! Among my favorite parts of the one-year celebration was reminiscently eating our cake together. It was terrificly sweet and romantic. (And I just love cake.)

So yes, we saved the top layer of our wedding cake for a year and busted into it 365 days later. I’ve heard some people say they didn’t do this tradition because it grossed them out. Or from others, that they tried, but the cake was terrible.

But, ours was lovely! And I credit that to giving a little bit of forethought to taking care of our marital dessert.

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This is how we kept it delish:

  1. Wrap cake top in three layers of plastic wrap. Cover in a final layer of aluminum foil.
  2. Place in a level area of freezer.
  3. Move cake to fridge 2 days before you plan to eat.
  4. Bring cake to room temperature at least 2 hours before eating.

You probably have lots (and lots) of things on your to-do list if you’re planning a wedding, but we found it worthwhile to ask someone to make sure our cake was saved. It really is a happy and joyful moment on your anniversary, wherever it is you may find yourself one year later. If you’re celebrating soon – Congratulations!

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