Do brides do this anymore? I was thinking of making a little extra 6in round for the bride to freeze and eat on the one year anniversary so she doesn't have to actually save the top one from her actual cake. I was thinking of stenciling the same monogram on the top of that cake as I put on the middle tier of the actual cake. Should I not cover the freeze cake in fondant? Just the crusting cream cheese icing and the stencil? Hmmmmm
To be on the safer side I would give her a gift certificate to come back to you in a year for a replica of the top tier. It seems more appetizing to eat a fresh cake rather one thats been sitting in a freezer for a whole year.
I offer to make a 6" first anniversary cake for all my brides because I can't believe the top tier of the wedding cake can taste anything but horrid after one year....especially since most new brides dont have a deep freeze and only use the one atop the refrigerator. But surprise, surprise....ALL my brides for the past few years have insisted on freezing that top tier (I tell them if you're going to do it, double wrap with saran wrap and then heavy foil) and thawing it in the wrapping. They swear it tastes great.
My cakes are scratch cakes and the majority are covered in fondant. They take the gumpaste topper flowers off and store them under glass ...with a small disiccant pack to keep it dry. Then they put the topper back on the defrosted cake and bob's your uncle they are pleased. Who would have thought it! I guess they love the sentimentality and tradition...and that overrides the taste of a long frozen cake!
I did, and it tasted FANTASTIC even at 1 yr! Mmmm strawberry, just thinking about it makes me hungry
I wrapped and wrapped it in saran wrap, like a few good layers. The did a few layers of tin foil, and then another layer of saran wrap.
Mine was covered in fondant and I left that one there. But there are alot of places that offer to make one fresh for the 1 yr for the couple. But thinking from the bride POV what happens if that baker isn't in business anymore? Or they moved? What do I do then?