Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Top of Wedding Cake!

The questions is do you serve it to your guest, or keep it for your first anniversary? Preserving your top layer for your first anniversary is a deep rooted tradition, and is considered as good luck, this tradition will continue until the end of time. Some couples now are opting for serving their top layer of the wedding cake to their guest, or at the next day farewell brunc, and just order a fresh relica from the same cake decorater for their first anniverary. If you do decide to keep the top layer, here is how you preserve it to make sure that it stays fresh, and just as tasty as the day it was baked...
Ask a responsible person to take the top layer home, who will be able to complete these task immediately.  First the layer should be placed into the freezer immediately to harden the icing for one to two hours, then the cake should be frozen. The cake should then be loosely wrapped in plastic several times and then wrapped in aluminum foil, if you like you can place it into a cake box, but then wrap even the box in plastic, or just wrap the outside of the aluminum foil again in plastic. This protection will preserve the taste and texture of the cake. **never keep the cake in a frost-free freezer, because the constant defrosting will draw the moisture out of the cake. A deep freezer is the best. If you are moving within the year, leave the cake with a family member or friends freezer after the wedding to avoid moving the cake before your anniversary.
When you are prepared to eat your cake on your anniversary, remove the cake from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator for 48 hours, then place at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. Your cake will be as beautiful (and tasty) as the day of your wedding!

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