Who likes left-overs? I do, but that is because it means I don’t have to cook. Again. However, I have restrictions on the amount of time that I will eat them. That is why I often question the tradition of keeping the top layer of the wedding cake for the first year anniversary. If you are going to do this – then let’s try to make sure you aren’t chomping down on a stiff, freezer burnt, dry, delicacy.
First you want to be sure you remove the cardboard bottom from the cake. Carefully transfer the cake onto foil. Freeze the cake for about one hour so it the icing will harden. Then remove from freezer and wrap the cake with cling wrap or plastic wrap. Make sure the cake is thoroughly covered and as airtight as possible. Now you want to wrap the cake with aluminum foil. Place the cake in an airtight container. Wrap the outside of the container with foil as well – to prevent moisture. Place in freezer until your anniversary. When you thaw the cake out to eat, be sure to place it in the refrigerator for at least one day to gradually thaw out. Do not put it on the counter.
Good luck to you! When my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary, I preferred that he take me out to a ridiculously high priced dinner and we both ordered a fresh slice of cheesecake (our wedding cake) to enjoy. What we did later is none of your business.