Selecting the Perfect Cake
When choosing your cake, first consider how many guests you expect. For design, consider the proportions of the reception site. The more formal the hall, the grander the cake; a cake featured in an outdoor setting would be more casual. Vaulted ceilings require a tall cake, but a towering confection overwhelms an intimate gathering.
Remember, the cake is a star at the reception—coordinate cake colors with those of the hall, not just the bridal party attire. The shape, of course, is what you prefer: round or square. Display the cake on a table large enough to show it off and still have room for floral accents, greenery and a special cake knife. Make a real presentation by adding ribbons and confetti.
Preserve the top tier of your wedding cake to enjoy on your first wedding anniversary, as couples have done for decades. We'll provide you with a top-tier box made just for your freezer.
Top Tier Tips
Keep the top of your wedding cake just as beautiful for your first anniversary as it is the day of your wedding.
- Remove any decorations until it's just cake and icing.
- Freeze until the cake is solid. (This keeps the icing from being damaged.)
- Wrap loosely in several layers of plastic wrap— not aluminum foil. Place in the cake box and wrap with more plastic wrap.
- Seal the cake in an airtight freezer bag and store in the coldest part of your freezer. (Be sure to label it clearly so you don't accidentally thaw it or throw it away.)
A couple of days before you plan to celebrate your first wedding anniversary, remove the package from the freezer. Take the cake out of the box, place in the refrigerator and thaw (about 48 hours). Plan a romantic dinner, letting cake stand at room temperature 1-2 hours. Slice and enjoy.