How to Store a Top Tier of Wedding Cake
The tradition of storing the top tier of the wedding cake to share on your first anniversary is an old one, but there are several things to keep in mind.
- First of all make sure your top tier doesn’t get cut into or accidentally served. You want to keep the entire top tier intact.
- Remove the cake topper and any other big decorations from the top tier of the wedding cake. Smaller decorations, especially if made from icing, can be left on.
- Freeze the cake in the freezer for an hour. This will make the icing hard so that it will not stick to the paper when wrapped.
- Remove the cake from the freezer after an hour and start wrapping it. Use cling wrap (plastic wrap) and ensure that the cake is thoroughly covered from top to bottom and all the sides. The wrapping should be absolutely airtight.
- Once you have wrapped the wedding cake with cling wrap, you now need to double wrap it with aluminum foil paper. Adequate wrapping will ensure that there is no taste of freezer burn in the cake.
- Place the entire wrapped cake into a container that can be placed in the freezer. It is not advisable to keep the cake in a frost-free freezer, because the constant defrosting will draw the moisture out of the cake.
- Leave the container and the cake to freeze for the next one year.
To Defrost: Remove from freezer at least 12 hours before serving. Let it thaw in its wrappers so condensation forms on them and not the cake and then place at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
The above steps for storing your wedding cake will keep it as fresh as the day it was baked!
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