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Will you be saving the top tier of your wedding cake?

Sinéad, on October 23, 2019 at 10:16 AM Posted in Married Life 1 83
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Have you thought about saving the top tier of your wedding cake? Traditionally, it’s saved by the couple to eat on their first wedding anniversary. What do you think?

Are you saving the top tier for your first anniversary? Or have you decided to say toodle-oo to that tradition?


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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove ·
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    We saved half of our top tier of our wedding cake to eat on our one year anniversary. Surprisingly, it was still moist and everything just like it was on our wedding day.

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  • M
    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    It’s in the Freezer.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Negative. We have no interest in eating year old cake.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    We are saving ours. No guarantees it will make it to the 1 year anniversary, I love sweets lol

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  • Sabrina
    Devoted April 2020
    Sabrina ·
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    Not keeping it, won't even get one to keep. Like PP above, I have no interest in eating a cake a year old...blech

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  • Eri
    Expert October 2020
    Eri ·
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    Nope, we're planning on having the entire cake cut up to feed our guests. The bakery we're going with is in our town, so we may order a small, fresh cake of our favorite flavor for our anniversary.

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
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    We won't be. We aren't having a huge cake and going for cupcakes instead. We are getting a small cake for cutting, and I don't really plan on there being anything left to keep!

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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove ·
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    I felt the same way, that's why I asked my mom to keep it in her freezer for us.

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  • Cathy
    Devoted October 2019
    Cathy ·
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    Ugh, no way! My husband did that for his first marriage, and they ate it on their first anniversary. In his words, "it was like eating cardboard." It was all freezer burned and dried out.

    Maybe this worked in the last century when people had deep freezers, but now, it is just gross.

    Traditionally, I have read that the top layer was served a year later because it would become a 'baby shower' cake.

    Incidentally, we didn't even get to eat our cake, except for the ceremonial first bite.

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  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·
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    I might if we were doing a traditional cake. But we're not. We're doing a small, one-tier cake for the cutting ceremony. The guests will get a variety of desserts from our dessert table.

    So, for our anniversary, I can go one of two ways: I can have our baker make an anniversary cake for us; or I can make a cake I like to do at home. It's one of FHs favorite things I make, and he always says it's "the best cake ever in the history of cake." LOL So I thought that might be a nice anniversary surprise for him, to get his favorite cake.

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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I didn't aha.
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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    We have it saved at my parent's house. I'm sure my mom will try to get me to take it home. I don't think it will last in our freezer and through a move next year. If it doesn't turn out I will get a new one from our bakery.

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    We didn't save ours. The bakery we chose remakes the top tier for you for your first anniversary, so that we can have fresh cake instead.

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  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2018
    Justine ·
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    We did a dessert bar at the wedding and didn't even have cake! Instead we purchased two really nice bottles of wine and drank one at the wedding and are planning to drink the other on our one year anniversary.

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  • V
    Just Said Yes October 2018
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    We had olive garden chocolate mousse cake doe our wedding, so we will be going to olive garden and ordering a piece of that cake Smiley smile) we can have it whenever we want 😁😁😁🍰🍰🍰🍫🍫🍫💕💕💕
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  • Drew
    Just Said Yes October 2018
    Drew ·
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    So we saved ours until November cause that's when our dating anniversary is. We got married in October. Well the cake was awful. It had this freezer burn taste. Maybe it wasnt protected enough? Well we ended up getting a new one from the bakery for our one year. I recommend doing that instead.
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  • Zach
    Just Said Yes November 2018
    Zach ·
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    We planned on saving it... then we went back to the venue the day after our wedding to get all our decorations and forgot to get the cake top....oops RIP Wedding Cake lol

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  • mrsanda
    VIP March 2017
    mrsanda ·
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    No, we did not. My sisters did it because mom insisted and they said it was awful and not to do it. So instead we went back and had cupcakes on our anniversary and then the second year we ordered mini cakes of our cake flavors. I highly recommend that, we are lucky that our bakery is a coffee shop/breakfast place/cupcake shop so we can do this but some my not be able to. I recommend it for sure! We are even planning to get our baby shower cake/cupcakes through them! Hope this helps💕!

    Attached photo of our mini cakes (not the same decor as our cake but we don’t mind)...

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    We did not. Our baker is making us a fresh one for our 1 year anniversary in the flavor of our choice!

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  • Sarah
    Beginner December 2019
    Sarah ·
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    I think the plan is to try to save it, but not sure if we will actually remember to wait. Itll have to be in my parents’ freezer because we don’t have a deep freeze.
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