Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - let them eat cake

As our one year anniversary is rapidly approaching all I've got on my mind is that frozen wedding cake taunting me in the freezer.  Well that, and this little detail about celebrating this most special year of life with my most special man.  Details.   

If my memory serves me correct, this cake was incredible one year ago.  I hope it'll still be delish after a year in the freezer.   If you are into wedding traditions, I say DO it!  There are a ton of nay-sayers about freezing your top tier, but I'm glad we did it.  Even if it tastes horrible, I think it's a fun tradition and something I'm really looking forward to.  

We were lucky to have a caterer that wrapped it all up for us (at least I think so, it was given to me ready to freeze) so I didn't really look into it then.  And to be frank, having someone else do this for you is a great idea because you really won't want to bother with it that weekend.  Ask a family member or friend that you really trust to take care of it for you.  

In preparation for this thawing and celebrating, I've been doing a little research.   Here are few tips that I've learned if you're planning on doing it.  

- Remove anything that will not freeze nicely, like flowers.  
- Place the cake in the freezer for a few hours to harden the icing.  
- Take the cake out and wrap it in plastic wrap three to four times.  
- Place back in the cake box and then wrap the cake box in plastic wrap.  

Some schools of thought say to place the wrapped cake in an air tight container, same idea as wrapping the cake box, you just want to keep it from the elements.  

When it's time to thaw it, take it out of the freezer and thaw it in the refrigerator for 48 hours.  Then, place it at room temperature for two to three hours and you're ready to dig in!  Apparently one of the most common mistakes is to thaw it out at room temperature, don't do this...put it in the fridge to defrost.  

Next week, I'll let you know how it turns out.  Here's hoping for yummy goodness!  

all photos by Nataly Lemus


  1. Jess... we didn't freeze our top b/c we got married in WI but had to travel back to SC. However, we happened to be in Madison for our 1st anniversary, and had the bakery "recreate" the top of our cake. For $23, I may make it an anniversary tradition! Take care!

  2. that last picture is cute! and i have been wondering how to do that whole freezing the top tier of your wedding cake. my text book says that it is a tradition, but it didn't say how to thaw it and all. thanks for this! :)

    <3, Mimi