So – you decided to freeze your wedding cake and eat it on your first anniversary? Congratulations on getting your freezer space back!
Here are some handy steps to help you bring your cake back from the dead. Our bride Heather did this and was kind enough to take some photos for us.
(Heather’s cake on the wedding day. Pretty, right? Photo by Regeti’s Photography)
1. Let’s assume your wedding was on a Saturday and your first anniversary is on a Sunday. Take the cake out of the freezer on Friday night and put it in the refrigerator:
At least once a week my cousin Saverio posts pictures of his latest confectionery creation. And every week I’m incredibly impressed.
By looking at his work, you would think he was a professional baker. Nope, he’s a professional green engineer and professor and baking his just a hobby of his.
A wonderfully delicious hobby.
One Saverio's weekly baking creations. His cakes are in high demand from friends and family.
After devouring a piece of Oreo ice cream cake and licking the plate clean, I knew that no other baker would do for my wedding day dessert. And I know that we can all agree that things taste way better when made with love. When Orchid Boy and I got engaged I asked if he would be willing to bake our wedding cake and he agreed. With caution.
Six months and countless cakes later, he said he’s pumped for the challenge of making his first wedding cake. I finally sent him some rough ideas of what Orchid Boy and I were thinking. We’d love some kind of Nutella and peanut butter filling because…well, do I really need an explanation? It’s NUTELLA and PEANUT BUTTER. While I often joked that those allergic will just have to nosh on the other provided dessert, we are figuring out a way that those who don’t want a plate of death-by-wedding cake can still enjoy.
Next was theme. When I asked Orchid Boy what his cake ideas were, he came up with a three-layer Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and a giant hockey puck. No more cake input from him. Our wedding is sort of beachy and sort of maritime-y. We’re getting married at a maritime museum and it only dawned on me recently that I could have carried the maritime theme into our reception. But, the maritime-themed cakes I found were kind of lame so I sent him a few photos of beachy cakes that I thought were pretty cool.
The one interesting twist about our cake would be the inclusion of those kitty cake toppers that I had been researching. Sure they don’t really match my theme, but I think two cats perched atop our cake says more about who we are as a couple than two empty beach chairs or some kissing dolphins.
I also told him not to worry about factoring in the top of the cake as something to be saved and frozen. Since Orchid Boy and I are heading back down to North Carolina the logistics of carting a frozen piece of cake 550 miles are just too difficult to deal with. Since we are leaving for our honeymoon by ways of New York, leaving it unfrozen isn’t an option either. Plus, from what my friends have told me, unless it’s preserved correctly it doesn’t taste very good. Not to mention the lack of space I have in my freezer. Saverio will just have to make another one on our anniversary. Damn.
And if you weren’t already thinking about cake, I present to you this beachy, cakey inspiration board.
Yesterday we featured the first four cake styles. If you didn’t find your match, here are the next four. Do you think your cake style says something about the wedding you’ll have?
When you’re choosing the style of a wedding cake you want, do you think it reflects the type of bride you are? Pick your favorite cake out of the photos above, and then check out our descriptions. Does your cake style and bride personality match up?