Maren
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Are you saving the top tier of your wedding cake?

Maren, on November 1, 2018 at 4:05 PM Posted in Planning 0 52
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Traditionally, many couples choose to save the top tier of their wedding cake to be eaten and enjoyed together on their first anniversary!

Will you be participating in this popular post-wedding custom? Are you saving (or did you save) the top tier of your wedding cake? Smiley cake

Are you saving the top tier of your wedding cake? 1

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Latest activity by Laura, on December 11, 2018 at 2:54 PM
  • Kim
    Devoted March 2019
    Kim
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    We are saving it, though I don't know how good it will be lol! Any suggestions from anyone on the best way to wrap) store it in the freezer?
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  • Tiara
    Expert October 2018
    Tiara
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    We did cupcakes for guess, so we really only had a top tier 馃槀 . But we saved half. It'll probably be gross, but I feel like it'll be hilarious

    Are you saving the top tier of your wedding cake? 2

    Are you saving the top tier of your wedding cake? 3
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  • A
    Dedicated December 2018
    Ashley
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    Our bakery gives you a free first anniversary cake so we are skipping this tradition.
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  • L
    Super August 2018
    Lisa
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    Same here!!!
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC
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    Absolutely! We love our baker and she is bringing us instructions and all of the things we need to wrap it up so our caterer will do that for us! Our cake is going to be so delicious I know I'll be drooling on our one year anniversary when we take it out of the freezer!

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  • Britt Brat
    Expert May 2019
    Britt Brat
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    We're saving ours!!

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  • SummerBrideInAutumn
    VIP October 2019
    SummerBrideInAutumn
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    I鈥檓 not sure if our baker includes a free anniversary cake, but if they don鈥檛, we鈥檒l definitely be partaking in this tradition.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated January 2018
    Ashley
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    We did. Our baker forgot to bring the things we need to save it with her on the day of, so I had to google "how to save wedding cake"... I'm a little apprehensive on actually eating it though. If nothing else, it'll be one hell of a story!

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  • M
    Dedicated June 2019
    Mariah
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    Nope. We are having cupcakes and a small round cake for cutting. I always get snacky before bed so I am taking whatever is leftover of the round cake to the hotel with us and eating it that night!!!

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa
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    We are saving ours. Fingers cross that it will taste like chocolate and not freezer burn.
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding
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    God no. I ate all my cake then went on my honeymoon.

    Besides, the tradition of this is because people saved the tier to eat when they had a baby. Not for good luck. I find that weird since you can just go to the store now and buy a cake.

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  • Amanda
    Expert August 2019
    Amanda
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    I would love to! However not sure if it would get freezer burn. So we will probably just order a small cake replica for our anniversary. Also our cake is just for cutting and we will be having a donut display.
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  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren
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    That's great, FutureMrsKC! Smiley heart Very nice of her to include instructions, too! Smiley heart I love this tradition, personally, I think it's so sweet (no pun intended)

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  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren
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    Hi Kim! This article explains how to preserve your wedding cake! It's more simple than it sounds and this tradition is so sweet & romantic, come your first anniversary and in memory of your wedding day!

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  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren
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    Hi Amanda! We have an article here that explains how to preserve your wedding cake to avoid freezer burn, if you do decide to save it after your cutting tradition! Smiley heart I love that you're doing a donut display too! Smiley heart

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  • Amanda
    Expert August 2019
    Amanda
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    Oh awesome! Thank you!
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  • Future_Mrs.concanon
    Devoted April 2019
    Future_Mrs.concanon
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    We're going to save ours I think to hold to tradition.
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  • Nicole
    Expert November 2018
    Nicole
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    We're also following tradition in this and saving ours!

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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K
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    I will absolutely be saving ours and i can not stand when people say it will not preserve well.


    a. my grandmother was a professional cake baker. she was considered the absolute best in the state at least. she always saved them. she would assist couples with wrapping them up properly so they would still taste good.

    b. my mother saved her top tier when she married my father (step father who adopted us) and we all ENJOYED it a year later.

    c. my cousin was married 2 years ago. she and her husband ate their cake a year later and it was delicious


    FH and I actually recently met with a cake decorator for a tasting. We were discussing serving sizes and he out right ignored me about saving the top tier. I reiterated that I will be saving and not serving the top tier. he laughed at me and said that was disgusting.

    The meeting didn't last much longer. FH laughed so hard the moment we got back to his car because the fool didn't know what kind of an angry volcano he was LAUGHING at! lol I am still mad about it!

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  • Jen
    VIP July 2018
    Jen
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    No, we served the entire cake to our guests! Our baker does offer a 1 year anniversary cake so we may take advantage of that...

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