The tradition of saving the top portion of your wedding cake dates back to 19th century in England. Couples back then were expected to have children shortly after they were wed, so the top of the cake served multiple purposes, one being the one year anniversary and the families child’s first christening. There is also a tradition that dats back to the 17th century, that says single ladies at the wedding could take home a slice of cake at the end of the night and sleep with it under their pillow so they could dream about their future husband. These traditions soon found its way to America and to this day, people still save the top portions of their wedding cake.
We are here to tell you, don’t save that cake!
There are so many reasons not to save your cake for a year…
Many bakers will give you an anniversary cake, exactly like the one you had at your wedding, but a year later and fresh. They will often include in the price of your wedding cake – so you get an identical and fresh cake that you can actually enjoy – freezer burn free!
One of our favorite bakers, Brandy, with The Icing & The Cake, located in Mooresville will gift you a one year anniversary cake if you purchase a wedding cake that feeds 100+ people – which is usually the starting number couples give to a baker.
While we are here on the subject of cakes, there are a few other things that we want to remind you about:
You want to make sure that you know what you want on your cake, and make sure your baker knows as well, which seems like common sense but so often couples want additional décor for their cakes and forget to mention it. For example, if you want flowers on your cake, you will want to make sure that you order extra flowers from your florist – florists only order what they need for floral designs, so hoping to snag a few buds for your cake on your wedding likely won’t be an option for you. Most florists offer wedding cake flowers starting at $20.
And, if we haven’t convinced you to not save the top of your cake, you’ll want to make sure that either the baker or yourself has a box that you can store the cake in at the end of the night. And please, promise us that you will will eat it within a week!
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