To Freeze or Not to Freeze
It is a common tradition to freeze the top tier of your wedding cake. This is to remember that wonderful day and share a little piece of it a year later.
If not done properly the cake can taste stale or worse like the fish that was frozen next to it.
To freeze your cake for a year:
- Remove any large decorations. This is a sad but mandatory step. I realize the point of saving the cake top is to remember your special day but if you leave anything that will cause air to be left after it is wrapped up then you will be inviting disaster.
- If your cake is on a cardboard cake board then you’ll need to remove this cover it in tin foil then replace it. This is to ensure that you do not end up with a cake that literally tastes like cardboard. You can leave a plastic cake separator as is.
- Now you can place the cake in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This will firm up the icing so that is does not stick to the wrap.
- You are now ready to start wrapping the cake in plastic wrap. I recommend that you wrap it completely at least twice. Make sure that there is no air between the cake and the wrap.
- Next wrap the cake in tinfoil. You’ll want to give the cake as much protection as possible.
- Finally you should place the cake in a plastic container to protect the wrapping.
You now have your top tier ready to freeze and enjoy in a year.
Don’t Freeze the Cake
Your second option is to share and enjoy your top tier on your wedding day and order a look a-like tier on your anniversary.
This is much less work and you’ll have a cake that still has all of the wonderful decorations from your Wedding Day!
How to get a recreation of your top tier.
- Make sure that you have lots of clear pictures of your top tier. Get all possible angles.
- Store pictures.
- Bring your pictures to a bakery that offers top tier recreation.
- Pick up and enjoy your beautiful yummy FRESH cake.