"They taste as good as they look."
Most couples freeze the top tier of the wedding cake with the intention of sharing it on their first wedding anniversary; it serves as a pleasant reminder of their very special day.
How to Save the Top Tier
To Freeze: Place top tier of cake in
freezer unwrapped for 5-6 hours so the icing and any decorations can set. Then,
cover with plastic wrap, then foil, and then double-bag (or even triple-bag) it
in large freezer bags. Either use a vacuum sealer or suck out all the air from
the bags using a straw to get a vacuum-tight seal (extra air will leech moisture
from your cake). Place the wrapped cake in a bakery box to protect it from being
damaged by other goods in the freezer.
(Note: If your cake has a custard filling, freezing it is not recommended because the filling could separate.)
To Defrost: Remove from freezer at least 12 hours before serving. Let thaw in its wrappers so condensation forms on them and not the cake.
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