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Wedding Cake Traditions For the First Anniversary

Did You Eat Wedding Cake on Your First Anniversary?

Lauren and her husband recently celebrated their one-year anniversary — congrats! She posted this picture in the Wedding Talk group in the YumSugar Community. She says:

My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary and a couple days before, my mom gave me a ziploc with pieces of our wedding desserts that she had saved. We had quite a few different things: a traditional Norwegian Ring Wedding cake, a truffle pyramid, and a Mexican wedding cookie pyramid; she saved little bits of each. I can only imagine how a traditional wedding cake would taste one year later — thankfully ours survived 365 days in the freezer, so they weren't half bad!

How about you? Did you save a piece of your wedding cake to enjoy on your anniversary? Is this a tradition you want to follow when getting married?

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amber512 amber512 7 years
We finished off pieces for days afterwards, but we didn't have the freezer space to save any. I'm bummed too, because it was GOOD!
muse2323 muse2323 7 years
We didn't have a wedding cake. We had a very small ceremony in my parents' living room and then our small party went off to one of my favorite restaurants for a (sadly disappointing) meal. I don't even remember whether we had dessert--my husband and I had had a bit of an adventure that ended with us racing in a borrowed (blue) car across the country (from Idaho to Ohio) in 30 hours. In December. However, last year I made a wedding cake for a friend and her top tier was her grandmother's top tier, fruitcake which had been kept frozen for 60+ years. (I took care to whisk it off to the freezer again after they cut the cake--some of the more intoxicated groomsmen seemed a little too interested in seeing what 60+yo cake tasted like.) Apparently, no one in their family eats the top tier on their anniversaries either.
jelibeann jelibeann 7 years
we did and it was amazing...I really didn't expect it to even be edible I actually swore I would order a top tier recreation every year for our anniversary going forward, but now that our 2 year anniversary is this Sunday, I don't see it happening...oops!
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I saved our top layer which was pound cake, we moved during the first year and some how it didn't survive the move.
iknowitall iknowitall 7 years
All these stories are hilarious; how odd that so many obstacles came between couples and their plans to eat their cake on their anniversary. My husband and I will be married a year in October, we saved the top tier on our cake and plan to have at least a bite on our anniversary. It probably won't taste great but I'm a sucker for a good tradition!
imLissy imLissy 7 years
ours is in our freezer. We have a little over 6 months 'till our first anniversary.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 7 years
Cake isn't made to me frozen for a year so no, we didn't. Ours was too delicious to save anyway.
traillworks traillworks 7 years
We chose to eat our cake and have it, too. I painted a portrait of my wedding cake which has turned into a service I offer at my studio. Quite an entrepreneurial celebration or our wedding cake and anniversary!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Nope. My cake was far too good to save. I ate it within three days of the wedding.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
We saved the top tier of the cake, but we actually completely forgot about it until after our 1 year anniversary. I am pretty sure it is still in our deep freezer and we're coming up on five years now.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
it all got eaten--my husband didn't even get a bite at our wedding! good thing for the taste test.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I saved the top of our wedding cake, but when I put it out to thaw, ants got into it. Gross I know! But it was August and cake was sweet, and so we didn't get to eat it. We ended up having a kick ass party instead!
dclsweetspot dclsweetspot 7 years
We wanted to but when we got back from our honeymoon found out our inlaws, who took the top of the cake home for us, chose to eat it that night rather than freeze it for us. Gotta love family!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 7 years
I had the flu on my first wedding anniversary. I had really been looking forward to eating the piece of cake that I had frozen, so, even though I was sick, we thawed it and tried to eat some. It was terrible. Mushy and bad-flavored. Too bad I didn't know about the pound cake!
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 7 years
Our baker very wisely recommended making our top layer out of pound cake if we wanted to eat it later, because pound cake freezes very well. We took her advice, and, it was still good after a year - we ate on it for several days, actually!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Nah, we ate all our extra cake in bed on our mini-honeymoon the days after the wedding.
spngebobmyhero spngebobmyhero 7 years
we shared the cake the day after our wedding, right before we left on our honeymoon. My parents offered to buy us a cake for our 1 year anniversary and now that that is approaching, I think they are regretting that promise hehe
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