Anniversary Cakes

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There are a lot of traditions around and on your wedding day. Some date back decades, other disappeared over the years. Of course there are also a few traditions for wedding cakes. Cutting the first piece of the cake together, feed each other the first bite and freezing the top layer of the cake for your first anniversary. As for this last point, we think it’s time for a  new tradition!

Freezing the top layer of the cake for your first anniversary has some disadvantages:

  • For the duration of a year you’ll lose a considerate part of your freezer;
  • The cake can absorb scent. So if you have a nice piece of fish lying next to the cake, your cake might not taste as great;
  • The cake will still be edible, no doubt about that! But it won’t have the same delicious taste as on the day itself.

Of course it’s nice to celebrate your first anniversary with something sweet that brings you back to that amazing day. Because we want you to fully enjoy this day we introduced the anniversary cake a few years ago. This is a smaller version of your wedding cake (often one layer) where we incorporate some of the design details. Which details you want to see back on the cake and the taste of the cake are of course completely up to you! We offer this cake against a reduced fare.

We noticed that this tradition has become more and more popular over the years!

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Still a big fan of the ‘original’ tradition and do you want to keep the top layer for your first anniversary? Please keep in mind the following tips:

  • Wrap the cake in at least two layers of plastic wrap. Make sure the whole cake is covered!
  • Put the cake in a cake box (you can ask us to provide a box) and wrap the box in another layer of plastic wrap. After the layer of plastic wrap, wrap the box with cling film.
  • Put the cake a day before your anniversary in the refrigerator and let it thaw for 24 hours (with all the layers of plastic wrap and foil still on!). Remove the cake from the refrigerator and the box one hour before serving (but leave the plastic wrap on the cake). Let the cake sit for an hour so it can come to room temperature.
  • It’s best to choose for a buttercream filling instead of a perishable filling like mousse or fresh fruit.
  • Don’t forget to mention that you want to keep the top layer of the cake during the tasting so we can for sure you’ll have enough cake for your guests.
  • Also don’t forget to mention this to the location. After you cut the first piece (in your case from the second tier) the location will take over. They of course need to know not to cut the top tier!

Do you want to celebrate your one year anniversary with a mini version of your wedding cake? Email us on info@sugarlipscakes.com!

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