Let me guess – your anniversary is approaching! Congratulations! You have successfully frozen the top tier of your wedding cake. Now, the time is near to thaw and eat the same cake for your anniversary dinner.
It is indeed an excellent time to learn how to defrost wedding cake.
Creative Ways To Decorate
Embellishments or decorations give character to a cake. A beautifully-decorated wedding cake can be a showstopper in your reception.
Freezing And Defrosting Top Cakes—A Wedding Tradition
Preserved bridal bouquets, wedding photos, cased wedding favors help couples memorialize their ‘big day.’ After all, it was a time that changed their lives—forever.
Some couples decide to freeze the top part of their wedding cake to consume after a year of togetherness. If you are a bride-to-be and have chosen to observe this tradition, you should start right. Correctly freezing your cake will give you more satisfaction in defrosting it after a year.
How To Freeze
Before we share how to defrost a wedding cake, here’s how you freeze it successfully.
Inform your baker ahead of your plan to freeze the top tier of your cake. Choose a flavor that will best survive a year in the freezer. Chocolate is better than vanilla, some experts say. Avoid fruit fillings as they don’t taste well after a long time in the storage.
Also, consider the size of your storage. You may ask the baker to make a separate tier—a smaller one—for freezing.
After the wedding, remove decorations and refrigerate the cake for an hour. It will allow the icing to harden. Then, use a cling wrap to properly cover the cake. Put the cake in an airtight container. Make sure the cake is not touching the sides. Wrap the container with plastic again.
Label it and put it in the freezer. Pour baking soda in the freezer to keep odors at bay. Then, stay together for a year to enjoy your perfectly frozen cake. What’s the use of all this if you two split, right?
Kidding aside, remember that you are doing this to preserve that sentimental taste, not the look of your wedding cake.
How To Thaw
Defrosting wedding cake is easy as 123. First, transfer the frozen cake to the fridge 24 hours before you plan to eat it. Then, let it sit at room temperature for an hour. Once it normalizes, peel off the plastic wrappings. After, take it out of the box and unwrap some more.
Voila, enjoy your cake and reminisce on the flavors of your first bite as a couple.
If you do not have space, or if you are always moving, you might think that this tradition will not work for you. It’s alright. You may consider ordering the same flavored cake from your baker on the day of your anniversary. Know more about wedding cakes.
They key to enjoying your wedding cake on your anniversary is planning. Start right by selecting a good cake. Then learn how to freeze and how to defrost wedding cake properly. If you do all this, waiting for a year will be well worth the wait.
For couples planning to tie the knot, there are many more ideas on how to keep other wedding memorabilia, like a piece of advice on deciding who to marry. Consult those whom you trust, and decide for yourself.