Rapunzel's Crafts

Rapunzel's is flowing with ideas

One Year Anniversary Tradition- Top Tier of Wedding Cake

Hi guys, as you know we just got back from our amazing Disney Anniversary trip and I mentioned that I ordered us a special cake at Disney since we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our top tier until after we got back.  So here is the post about saving and eating the top tier for our wedding cake for our one year anniversary.

The  tradition is to have the top layer of the cake made out of fruit cake (which apparently holds up forever). This layer is saved and frozen for the bride and groom to eat on their first anniversary for good luck.

So yep, we saved the cake top (wrapped in plastic wrap, then foil and boxed) and thawed it in the fridge. But I have to say I wish we had just eaten it when we got home from the honeymoon, when the cake still had a chance of being delicious and only had the I ordered cake at Disney for our anniversary.

I do have to say the cake outside still looked great

Here is the wedding cake, St Patrick’s day 2012, day of the wedding and the Pascal Groom’s cake

232323232%7Ffp635;2)nu=34(4)3(6)397)25;53(648825 ot1lsi 232323232%7Ffp73442)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=34(444827;34;nu0mrj

Here is the top tier one year later

232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=36438296 534;nu0mrj

Looks pretty good, right!?!

We were pretty hopeful at this point and did the ceremonial husband and wife cut the cake together 232323232%7Ffp73478)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=36438296;234;nu0mrj

Even the inside of the cake, doesn’t look too bad232323232%7Ffp543 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=36438296;434;nu0mrj

And the very cautious taste232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=3643848 (234;nu0mrj

Blah! Just imagine the Beverly face here, ok, it wasn’t that bad but I think no matter what you do cake just isn’t meant to keep that long.

The ice crystals invaded the cake leaving it hard and soggy at the same time, just not appetizing.

We can say we did it and we got our good luck but I think we would have been happier gorging on it post honeymoon then the gross nibble one year later.

All I can say is it is up to you whether you participate in the top tier tradition, some people do it out of superstition or tradition and some people can’t do it due to wedding location or cake cost and just order an anniversary cake for their first year.  It is your wedding and completely your call.

To us it was another funny experience we got to share with each other and another memory for us to enjoy. I am glad we did it.

Just remember if you are trying to decide to keep your cake for a year, it may not hold, so maybe just save a piece to share versus a whole tier or just  order a new cake maybe with the wedding theme as part of your anniversary festivities, since all we could manage was the one bite 🙂

1 Comment »