Monday, November 14, 2011

Anniversary Cake?

The tradition says that brides and groom are supposed to save the top tier of their cake to eat on the first anniversary of their wedding. I am all for traditions. Most people that know me know that I probably care a bit too much about traditions but to me this one is a little silly. Freezers have only been around for a relatively short period of time, so this tradition can't be that long standing - there has to be something I am missing. So I decided to do (very) little research - there had to be another way that these cakes where saved for a year. I found this article on Wedding Cake Creations website. Hudson Valley Weddings has a little different take on the history of saving the cake. These stories made more sense than putting todays American wedding cake in a freezer for a year and trying to eat the freezer burned cake, if you even remembered which family member had the cake.

So none of this really answers the bigger question - do you save the cake now? Is it worth the cost?

Recently, several bakers that have brought cakes to theVox Theatre say they provide a fresh cake on the anniversary date of the wedding so the bride and groom don't have to save the cake for a year. I love this idea!

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