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How to Preserve the Top Tier of your Wedding Cake


It is tradition to keep the top tier of your wedding cake to eat on your first wedding anniversary. Most caterers or bakers will provide a small box to place the tier in at your reception. When selecting your cake, it is a good idea to ask the baker if they provide this box. The top tier is normally removed after the bride and groom cut the cake and pictures have been taken.

I have heard countless stories from brides saying their cake tasted terrible and it's not worth saving. I will admit my cake didn't taste very good either. After years of research, I have come up with what I feel is the best way to have a pretty and good tasting cake on your anniversary.

  1. Place the cake in the freezer in the box for 20 minutes. This will harden any flowers or decoration on the cake so they won't get messed up in the next step.
  2. Remove the cake from the freezer and from the box. Leave the cake on the cardboard platform.
  3. Wrap the cake loosely with wax paper. Tape the paper so it won't come off.
  4. Wrap the cake next in aluminum foil.
  5. Place the cake in a large Ziploc bag.
  6. Place the cake in the freezer until your anniversary. Make sure it is level and nothing gets set on top.
  7. On the day before your anniversary, remove the cake from the freezer. 
  8. Remove the cake from the Ziploc bag, and let it come to room temperature slowly.
  9. Carefully remove the aluminum foil and wax paper.
  10. Enjoy!

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