Saving the Top


Still delicious one year later. Cake by Sabrina Bullard; photo by Susanne Michelle Photography.

Traditionally the top layer of your wedding cake is wrapped up and saved for your one year anniversary.  Some bakeries are offering a separate cake for your anniversary, rather than saving the top.  And recently I heard a couple that saved 12 slices of cake – and they intended to eat a slice on the anniversary each month (monthiversary?).  I love that idea!  But then, I just love cake!

I’ve been finding more and more couples opting to not save the top layer of their wedding cake.  I wonder why?  I think it is a sweet way to remember your wedding day.

I think one reason couples choose to not save the top is they think there is no way the cake will taste good a year later.  But it can!  It will!  All you have to do is make sure it is wrapped properly.  Of course you should ask your baker what they recommend.  But here is my proven method:

1.  Wrap the entire layer – including the bottom – in plastic wrap.  Twice.

2.  Wrap that in aluminum foil.

3.  Wrap in plastic wrap again.

4.  Wrap in aluminum foil again.

5.  Place in a box in your freezer – be sure to mark the date!

6.  Two days before your anniversary, place cake – still wrapped – in the refrigerator to thaw.

7.  Celebrate and enjoy!

Be Carefree,



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