Preserving the top tier of the wedding cake continues to be a popular tradition among many couples today who celebrate their first anniversary by enjoying their big-day dessert all over again. If you do it right, it will taste just as wonderful as the day you said “I do.” For tips on successfully freezing your top tier: https://haydelbakery.com/blog/freeze-your-cake-and-eat-it-too/.
This modern tradition stems from an old custom when couples saved the top tier of their wedding cake for their first child’s christening or baptism, which was assumed to take place within a year of the nuptials (talk about pressure!). As lifestyles transformed through the years, the custom evolved into a celebratory symbol of one year of marriage.
If you didn’t save your top tier for one reason or another, consider having it recreated. A photo or a detailed description will suffice. If using the same bakery that created your wedding cake, it is likely they will still have a copy of your order on file within one year that can be easily referenced.
There are unlimited ways to keep traditions close to the heart, yet make them your own. – M.T.