POLL: did you save the top tier of the wedding cake?

According to tradition, the bride and groom are supposed to save the top tier of their wedding cake, freeze it, and then eat it on their one year anniversary.

What did you do with the top tier of your wedding cake (or planning to do)? We personally did not save the top tier... we just served it to our guests. :)
Posted on June 17, 2007 at 5:47 am
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pudgeefeet
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nope. we ate it the next day. :) it wouldn't taste good in a year anyway, so it would just be a waste. instead, we're going to buy the same cake for our 1 year, that way it'll still taste yummy! :)
Posted on June 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm
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Nope, not planning on it!

We'll be flying around all over the place and I don't think cake does well being defrosted then frozen up again over and over LOL
Posted on June 17, 2007 at 12:58 pm
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We told our reception site that if they needed to, they could cut the top tier but they didn't so we froze it. We ate it after 1 month. We didn't trust saving it for a year. I wanted to get the top tier recreated for our 1st anniversary but we weren't in town.
Posted on June 17, 2007 at 5:50 pm
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One year old cake sounds kind of gross. I'd prefer to just get a smaller cake, or serve the leftovers at the post-wedding brunch.
Posted on June 17, 2007 at 6:22 pm
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I don't think I know anyone who's done it. It seems like a waste of freezer space.
Posted on June 18, 2007 at 4:15 am
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I plan on saving at least a slice. Our wedding planner did it for her wedding and said the cake tasted just as good as the first bite. I think the key is to wrap it really well to avoid freezer burn.

I plan on doing it, if only just a slice. Whether or not I will be able to stay away from it for a year is another question though.
Posted on June 18, 2007 at 7:15 am
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We had the miniature 3" individual mouse cake for each guest. There were 2 extra pieces left at the end of the reception, and I told the waitstaff at the resort to pack them up so that DH and I could enjoy them during our honeymoon. It wouldn't have made it back to San Francisco anyway!




Posted on June 18, 2007 at 11:13 am
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We're planning on eating ours after 6 months. One of my BM's saved hers for a year but it was moldy and they couldn't eat it.
Posted on June 23, 2007 at 2:12 am
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Hmmm... I just can't see the point in it. Maybe I am way too practicle! I actually decided on the bakery when I talked to the owner and she said she thought that tradition was silly... ;)
Posted on June 23, 2007 at 6:41 pm
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Just end up serving the whole cake to your guest and re-create a small cake for your 1st year anniversary. It will one guarantee the freshness and quality of taste and two it will avoid all mind questions if it is "good" or "bad". Also - prevents any potential upset stomachs.
Posted on June 27, 2007 at 7:09 am
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ummmm - my parents kept part of their cake & for the longest time, i would pester my parents to just throw it away...well my 'rents are packrats = it's still in the freezer - and my mom passed away a few years ago, so now i dont want to toss it...

uuuhh - i dont think we're gonna save our cake - it wont travel well from hawaii to cali--and we'll probably eat it anyway before the day is over! hahaha oink oink oink!
Posted on May 25, 2008 at 4:33 pm
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I'm not keen on eating year-old cake. I think we'll do what my sister did, and just get a little cake from the same bakery (or maybe from the cake maker we couldn't quite afford for the larger wedding cake...) on our anniversary, if anything. (We're not big anniversary celebraters.)
Posted on May 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm
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nope, we're serving it all at the wedding reception
Posted on May 25, 2008 at 8:55 pm
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we saved ours. FI was so adamant about saving it. It's one of their family tradition. He promised it won't be moldy since his brother got married a few years back and saved the top layer of their cake. Anyhow, worse to worst I can always ask the bakeshop to re-create it for our anniv:-)
Posted on May 26, 2008 at 2:23 am
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i'm wondering - where did this tradition start and what is the significance of it - other than make sure to have m.o.m. in the medicine cabinet???
Posted on May 26, 2008 at 4:05 am
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We are serving all of our cake. We will have the same lady make a cake for us on our aniversary.
Posted on May 26, 2008 at 5:34 am
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I have a food saver, so I saved one for my friend. I do not know how that one turned out, as their anniversary is tomorrow!

However, I have heard from two friends, whose cakes were not moldy. Not to get too graphic, but each reported that it tasted good, but they ended up spending several days on the toilet! I am going to get a small cake remade for our anniversary.
Posted on May 26, 2008 at 6:09 am

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