Yesterday night, approximately 1.5 years after getting married, I ate a piece of my wedding cake. This is a tradition which I really wanted to keep, especially after tasting the wonderfulness that is wedding cake (okay, there are some bad ones out there, but ours is, well . . . picture the best tasting wedding cake ever ) Anyway, we were supposed to eat the wedding cake on our one year anniversary — but we opted for a mini-vacation and transporting that cake over the border to the US from Canada wasn’t really an option. And, that’s how we are now here at the 1.5ish year mark.
And let me tell you, that cake was DANG GOOD! I give all credit to my mother, of course, who took said cake home and treated it like gold, giving it the proper treatment it needed so that after most of it’s life in the freezer, it still tastes quite close to how good it tasted at the wedding itself. Here are her secrets:
- Don’t wait too long to do the steps listed beneath. The next morning after the wedding, or that night even, will make for better left-overs.
- Try to save cake that hasn’t already been cut into pieces.
- Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap several times.
- Put the cake in a container that is only slightly bigger than the cake itself. We used Tupperware, although I’m sure any good-quality container will work.
- Put the cake in the fridge for a couple of hours to cool (thanks Aevum1 at reddit.com for the tip!)
- Place cake in freezer.
- Take out the cake and put it in the fridge a couple of days before you eat it. Do not unwrap or take out of container.
- Take out of fridge, put your wedding dress on, and enjoy that cake! (Skip wedding dress part if desired)