Your top tier that is! A common wedding tradition is to freeze the top tier of your wedding cake and then eat it on your one year anniversary. I often get asked by couples if it really tastes good. The answer - if done properly, absolutely!
So, how does one properly freeze a cake? I'll tell you. Upon delivery and set up your baker should supply a cake top box. Confirm this with them, but if they don't you can purchase one at any Hobby Lobby store in their baking section. When the cake is cut immediately have the top tier taken back to the kitchen. Wrap the cake in saran wrap very well, so no air can reach the cake. This will mash the design on the cake if your cake is buttercream, so don't be disappointed if your cake isn't picture perfect on your anniversary. Next place the cake in the box and tape it shut. I even recommend wrapping the box in saran wrap as well. The key is not to allow any air to the cake. Once you get home immediately put the cake in your freezer and leave it there. The day before your anniversary take the cake out and let it thaw on your counter top naturally. The following day, unwrap it and enjoy!
So, are there any times we don't recommend saving your top tier? Yes! If you will be moving during your first year of marriage, it's best to keep it someplace else or not save it. If the cake thaws and refreezes during the move, which it will, it will taste freezer burnt. Or, if you don't have proper storage, then it's best to serve the cake at the wedding.
Other than that, you should be good to go! Make sure you get plenty of pictures as it's a fun memory of your wedding celebration!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.