Keeping Tradition Alive – Saving the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake

A wedding celebration without cake is an impossibility even to consider. A wedding without a cake is like a groom without a bride. That’s how important a wedding cake is at a wedding ceremony. Wedding cakes that complement the ceremony usually bring an alluring, everlasting and pleasant feeling during the celebrations. As a couple, you should have plans of saving the top level of the cake since it is ‘tradition’ that marks a significant milestone. You can save it for your first anniversary or when your birthday is due. For the tradition to continue with you as a couple, you need to store the cake properly. The right way is one which will allow the cake to stay fresh for a long time and still make it edible. The following tips will enable you to store your wedding cake for a whole year.

  • It will be a good idea if you first do away with the cake topper or other beautifications from the top tier of the cake.
  • Consider leaving the small pieces of edible decor mainly if it is made from icing.
  • You need to transfer your cake to cardboard that is wrapped with aluminum foil or onto an elastic plate.
  • This helps the cake not to have a bad odor or taste when frozen with other foods. This also happens if a foil does not cover the cardboard.
  • If you have a freezer in your house, then you just made things easier for yourself. The first step is to freeze the cake for one hour.
  • The freezing helps to harden the icing to keep it from sticking to the paper when unfolded. Freezing also prevents bacteria that forms after a few days. The process helps in killing any existing bacteria, and you will have a perfectly stored cake in the end.
  • After you have completed freezing for an hour, remove it and wrap it. You can use cling film wrap for covering the cake. Wrap the wedding cake entirely from top to bottom without leaving any free space.
  • The wrapping of the cake should be so tight that no air can find its way through. The tightness is for preventing air from making the wedding cake hard.
  • Even after wrapping it with cling film, you will need to cover it again with an Aluminum foil. Foil is always a sound barrier.
  • It can be used to keep food warm and also prevent it from spoiling. 
  • The adequate wrapping safeguards the cake from the taste that comes from freezer burns.
  • Get a container that can fit inside the freezer, if you find one that cannot fit then it would interrupt with the storage process.
  • Once you have found a suitable container, put your wedding cake inside and place the container in the freezer.
  • Finally, leave the freezer to do its work for the rest of the year.
  • On your first anniversary, move the cake from the freezer to the fridge compartment two days before you wish to eat it. This will ensure that the cake is well thawed and fresh for consumption on the day.

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