Yesterday was a special milestone of mine, it was my husband's and my first wedding anniversary! I cannot believe it has been a whole year. It was a wonderful day that we will never forget. Here are a few pics from our beautiful wedding day!
To celebrate our anniversary, we took a weekend trip out of town to Cincinnati. We enjoyed eating at Bobby Flay's burger restaurant at the casino, as well as shopping at the foodie paradise Jungle Jim's. One of the highlights of the celebratory weekend, though, was enjoying the top tier of our wedding cake. Our cake was beautiful and was made by a close friend of my family. She makes amazingly delicious cakes, and made many of my birthday cakes growing up. I thought she did a great job with both the taste and look of the cake, it was exactly what we wanted!
If you are wondering, yes those are penguins on the top of the cake! Long story, but both my husband and I have always loved penguins. I found these adorable toppers on Etsy and we knew we had to incorporate them into our cake!
Now, I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about eating the wedding cake top tier on the first anniversary. While it is definitely sentimental, I've heard a lot of couples in the past say that the cake tasted dry and many were freezer burned. But, I wanted us to try anyway. I decided to do a little research online and found that a lot of those issues with the cake could be reduced, or eliminated, based on how you wrap the cake up.
My mom was actually the one to wrap up the cake for me, so she did some research online as well. The in-depth way of freezing the cake really seemed to make a difference! Now clearly it didn't taste exactly like on our wedding day; it did spend a year in the freezer. But, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cake.
Make sure and share this with any of your friends and family who are getting married!
Steps for freezing wedding cake:
- Remove any adornments or sugar flowers from the cake
- Place cake in box and freeze for a few hours until frosting hardens
- After frosting has hardened, wrap in several layers of plastic wrap
- Place cake (covered in plastic wrap) in an airtight bag
- Place bag in a box and cover the box in several layers of plastic wrap
- Finally, cover the box in a layer of foil
- Freeze cake
Hope this helps you preserve your cake and have a wonderful first anniversary!