When you are serving cake at your wedding, you need to make sure that no one cuts into the top tier. It is customary to save the top tier of your wedding cake to eat at a later date. While the tradition has changed over the years, it stems from the olden days. Back then, couples would save the top tier of their wedding cake, and serve it at their first child's christening. Traditionally, couples were expected to have a child within the first year of their marriage, so keeping the top tier for one year became customary.
Couples do not keep their top tier for the christening of their children any more. It is more common to keep the top tier preserved to defrost and enjoy on their one year anniversary mark.
To preserve the top tier of your wedding cake, you need to put someone in charge of packaging and transporting the cake from the venue. Any flowers, garnishments, or embellishments need to be removed from the cake prior to packaging. The cake needs to be wrapped in plastic wrap and put in an air tight container. It won't hurt to wrap the container in plastic as well. You need to make sure that the cake is packaged properly, or the cake may get freezer burn. On your first year anniversary, remove the cake from its packaging and plastic, and let it thaw. After the cake thaws, enjoy!
If you want to know more information about preserving the top tier of your wedding cake, contact us today! Cakes By Gina also gives you the option to have an identical top tier of your wedding cake, sent over to you on your first year anniversary, if you don't want to deal with the hassle of preserving your cake. Call us today to set up a consultation.