How to: Preserve Your Wedding Cake | Becky’s Brides

Being true Southern ladies, we absolutely love so many age old wedding traditions. One of those traditions is preserving the top layer of your wedding cake to share on your one year anniversary. While this seems romantic and yummy, freezer burned cake isn’t always the most appetizing dessert! To ensure you can actually enjoy your cake a year later, we’re sharing some simple steps to effectively preserve that tasty top tier!

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Remove any florals or adornments – While your fresh flowers and your fondant features on your cake are certainly gorgeous on your wedding day, you want to be sure to remove any and all ‘extras’ from your cake before you begin wrapping it! This will help air from getting in the wrapping and spoiling it!

Let your cake chill first – Before you start going to town with your wrapping skills, set your cake in the freezer for a couple of hours to allow the icing to completely harden. This will make it much easier to wrap!

Wrap, wrap, then wrap some more! – First step is to wrap the cake with plastic wrap (maybe a few times just for good measure!). Follow this step by continuing to wrap with several layers of foil! Once you feel like it is airtight, stick it in your freezer and wait one year!

Before you eat, thaw it out – About 12 hours prior to eating your deliciously preserved cake, be sure to allow it to thaw, first wrapped in the fridge and then unwrapped for about 5 – 6 hours on the kitchen counter. Enjoy!

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