should we save the top tier

Should we save our top tier?

One of the most frequent questions we receive is “should save the top tier for the one year anniversary”. Since I get to listen to the pro’s and con’s from dozens of brides every week I figured I could let everyone in on a little secret… there’s no clear winner or even a front runner in this debate.


Half of our brides don’t save the top tier because it takes up space in their freezer for a year, they want to include the top tier in their servings count, and year old frozen cake will never taste as good as the day it was made. The other half want to participate in a tradition that has been around longer than time because its suppose to bring good luck to their marriage. Whichever decision you make just rest assure you’re not alone in the frozen cake debate.

Here’s a quick history lesson from “In the olden days, couples saved the top tier of their wedding cake to use during the christening celebration for their first child, which everyone believed would come within the year following the wedding. Rather than find money to buy yet another cake or coming up with another elaborate design, the couple simply would store the top tier of their wedding cake in the icebox until needed in the following months.”

Couples today save the top tier in their freezer for the one-year anniversary only to find out that year old frozen cake isn’t what they wanted to wait all year long to sink their teeth into. To combat this issue we offer a discount to all returning clients looking to get a one year anniversary cake made fresh the same way it was made on your wedding day.

If you are thinking of saving your top tier follow our Official Wrapping Guideline:

  • Wrap the cake in multiple layers of plastic wrap
  • Put the cake in a box
  • Wrap the box in plastic wrap
  • Wrap the box in aluminum foil
  • Wrap the box again in plastic wrap
  • Then place it in the freezer

To unthaw your cake

  • Take the cake straight from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator
  • Wait at least 48 hours before removing plastic wrap and aluminum foil
  • Enjoy your cake.

I hope this helps a few brides make a more confident decision on whether or not to save the top tier. Thanks for reading, now I have to go back to my baby 🙂