A second life for your wedding cake?

Some time ago (almost two years), when I married my husband I had dreams of saving the top layer of our wedding cake to use as a christening cake for our first-born.  We recently christened our daughter (see the styling of her christening party here).  So…did the cake survive?

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Our Faye Cahill wedding cake

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YES!  Somewhat surprisingly the cake was absolutely delicious; a little crumbly and hard to keep the pieces neatly cut, however the taste and texture were divine.

Our little girl’s christening cake

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My mother-in-law kindly took care of the top layer of the cake immediately after the wedding and brought it over to us just prior to the christening.  For anyone else who is interested in giving your wedding cake a second life here is how we did it…

1. Choose the right type of cake. Firstly, the top layer of our wedding cake was a dense fruit cake (I can’t be sure how this would work with a chocolate or other type of cake). News just in…Faye Cahill has personally confirmed that the freezing technique will work on other varieties of cake, not just fruit cake! – see her post on Facebook.

2. Wrap in foil & freeze. The cake was wrapped tightly in a couple of layers of aluminium foil and then placed in a plastic bag and put in the freezer, the day after the wedding.

3. Defrost. 48 hours prior to the christening, the cake was removed from the freezer and left to slowly defrost in the fridge.

4. Remove from fridge & style. Around 4 hours before the christening was due to commence, I removed the cake from the fridge, took off the foil and styled it up.

5. Ta-da! Enjoy.

xx catherine and grace

 

2 Comments on “A second life for your wedding cake?

  1. This Christmas just gone, we cut a cake that my Mum made for my sisters wedding. My sister carefully stored the top layer in the freezer wrapped in layer upon layer of greaseproof, foil and gladwrap. Yes, the cake was a little crumbly but the taste was just the same – we shed a tear when we ate it as Mum has been gone ten years and the cake was 16 years old!

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