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The First Anniversary Takes
Your first anniversary is the definitely the sweetest. After all, it's about
cuddling up with your sweetie, reflecting on the first year of wedded bliss
and� eating your wedding cake?!
Yes, it's true: the sometimes strange traditions surrounding weddings do not
end when you hang the "do not disturb" sign on the hotel room door. One year
later, those random rituals are still haunting you - in this case, it's been
haunting you daily, every time you reach in the freezer for the pint of
So where did this crazy custom come from, you ask? It originated in the
nineteenth century, when part of the cake was saved for the christening of
the couple's first child. Over the years the tradition has evolved to where
it is today: the top tier of the wedding cake is saved for the couple to eat
on their first anniversary.
Of course, not all couples follow this tradition - and, in fact, many of the
country's top bakeries suggest you don't. After all, no matter how well you
freeze the cake, by the time your anniversary rolls around it's still going
to be a defrosted one-year-old cake.
Katrina Rozelle of the well-known Katrina Rozelle Pastries in the San
Francisco Bay Area acknowledges it's a nice tradition - in theory. "Most
likely, the bride and groom won't get a chance to enjoy their cake on their
wedding day - other than that ritual first bite, of course," she says.
But instead of saving the cake for a full year, Rozelle tells newlyweds to
"preserve the cake until you get back from your honeymoon. Then you can
enjoy it as a romantic evening for the just two of you, or share it with
Many couples, having seen the "Seinfeld" episode where Elaine pilfers a
piece of the cake served at the 1937 wedding of the Duke of Windsor and
Wallis Simpson, call the bakery and have a small cake made just for the
For those couples who do want to save their cake for their first
anniversary, Rozelle says the key to success is actually in the freezer. "A
deep freezer is best, one that doesn't cycle on and off. You want a freezer
that will stay at one good, cold temperature the whole time," she says.
To prepare your cake for the deep freeze, Rozelle gives the following
instructions: "first take all the adornments, like fresh and hand-made
flowers, off the cake. Then put it back in the box and freeze it overnight."
The next day, she says, you should wrap it securely in Saran Wrap, not
tinfoil. (Although tinfoil is OK for the final wrapping, it's important to
use Saran Wrap for the first layer, as it will seal in the moisture of the
cake). Rozelle recommends placing the snugly wrapped cake on a Tupperware
lid (it will serve as a firm base for the cake) and fitting the Tupperware
container over the cake. Lastly, she says, "mark it!" After all, you
wouldn't want someone to flip the container over or toss it out.
That would really take the cake.
Dr Zeus goes to a wedding
The Wedding Cake ! The groom is
usually more then willing to help with this task.
Make sure you shop around for this baker. The wedding cake is a part of
the day and you want it to look good.
Try to know about how many guests will be attending to ensure that there
is enough for
all the guest. Some brides and grooms may not care for cake but want the
traditional picture cutting.
In today?s fast pace world they make a fake cake out of styro-foam that
has an area precut to make it
look real. Then you may serve whatever you want such as cheesecake.
Here are some questions you may want to use when interviewing your
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Always ask the baker to figure out how much
cake you will need.
Can you have different flavors in different layers of the cake?
Does the Baker specialize in any
design or size?
Is everything included in the price? Such as tiers, champagne
glasses that may be used for tiers, flowers,
and any other accessories discussed?
How many events do they have for that day? Are they going to be
rushed when delivering?
Do they deliver and setup?
Do they come and pick up items that need to be returned to them?
Do they offer a cake cutting service?
What kind of frosting chooses do you have? (smooth, creamy,
What flavor do you want?
Here is a list of what is out in the baking world:
Wedding Cake flavors
Lemon Chocolate mousse
Vanilla Double Chocolate
You could have fillings in cake
Lemon Butter Cream