Below is the correct way to preserve your wedding cake. However, I have a little tip a lot of you may not know: Most bakeries, now-a-days, will give you a receipt to bring back to them a few days before your one year anniversary that is good for a replica of the top of your Wedding Cake. So instead of freezing it for a year, you can have a fresh cake to enjoy with your man that hasn’t lost any of it’s flavor. However, if you are the traditional type, and you have to freeze your cake because your grandmother’s grandmother’s mother did, then follow the simple steps provided.
1. Have the catering staff remove the top cake layer and box it at the end of the night. Ask them to remove any items that won’t freeze well, such as fruit or flowers.
- 2. Ask a trusted wedding guest who lives nearby to take the top layer home with her. Have her freeze it right away for 2 hours to harden the icing. The person you ask should be someone you know well and who is responsible, since she will have to care for your cake until you can pick it up.
- 3. Take the cake out of the freezer and wrap it in plastic wrap three to four times.
- 4. Place the wrapped cake back in the cake box.
- 5. Wrap the entire cake box in three to four layers of plastic wrap. This will keep the taste and texture of the cake fresh.
- 6. Place the cake box back in the freezer. Leave it there until it is ready to be eaten next year. You really shouldn’t remove it from the freezer, even to transport it home, because that can disturb the moisture levels. If you feel it is too much to ask someone to store your cake in their freezer for a year, transport it quickly.
- 7. Remove the box on your first anniversary. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for 48 hours and then another 2 to 3 hours at room temperature.
Enjoy your cake!