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Help! Top tier of wedding cake in sad shape

post #1 of 32
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As a surprise for our first anniversary, my mom (who had been kind enough to freeze and keep the top of our cake in her freezer) sent the cake via UPS.  No insulation or refrigeration, and not quite enough padding. She mailed it yesterday, and I assume that's when she removed it from the freezer.  I know that my best bet is probably to go ahead and eat it now,although it's a week early.  In general I am just upset that she sent it this way and would love advice from experts or professionals...how bad is this?  Is it a terrible idea to refreeze?  Thanks so much!

post #2 of 32

My advice on a personal level is to not eat it.  My cake was the most horrible thing I ever tasted a year after the wedding.  My mother-in-law had wrapped it perfect to preserve it, but it just tasted disgusting.  May I add here that the cake was a really good cake the day of the wedding. It was even frozen in a big deep freezer, not the regular refrigerator freezer.  Good luck!

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post #3 of 32

I think I read somewhere that this tradition started in a place and time where it was also tradition to have fruit cake for your wedding. Fruit cake lasts forever. This business of trying to freeze a regular cake for a year is like the emperor's new clothes - everybody just pretends it works fine. This is something I'd leave up to Sarah Lee who has flash freezing equipment and uses recipes designed for freezing.  

 

So even though your cake had extra injury from being shipped, it probably wasn't going to be good anyway. I'd buy a little 5 in cake and celebrate with that.

post #4 of 32

mine tasted like poo

post #5 of 32
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Many thanks to CakeRae80 and HowSweet! We had a lot left over and we've had some over the year, which has thawed well - although to be honest it was a little too sweet and sticky for us in the first place!  I think we may try half today and try refreezing the other half till our anniversary on Monday.

post #6 of 32
If you're going to eat it, I'd eat it now and not refreeze it. Refreezing isn't going to help anything.

Mine was still delicious a year later. It was a Smith Island cake. 8 layers of yellow cake and fudge frosting. Tasted perfect.
post #7 of 32

I just had my baker make me another cake that looked like the top of my wedding cake.  She was so sweet and gave it to us for free as an anniversary gift!

post #8 of 32

My grandmother wrapped our top tier with plastic wrap and foil. A year later, our marble cake was still as tasty as the day we said "I do" :) 

post #9 of 32

That settles it, I'm going to start making cakes a year in advance and freezing them.

post #10 of 32
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That settles it, I'm going to start making cakes a year in advance and freezing them.

 

ok then...if you want them to taste like POOOOOOO

post #11 of 32

I have a "one freeze rule" because I feel that subsequent freezing causes the cake to get very mushy. 

 

If I make a cake that I have to freeze, or know that the client will be freezing, then I don't freeze the layers after baking--which is my usual practice.

 

Depending on the type of cake, filling, and icing, I'd either eat it right away--or not at all.

post #12 of 32
My cakes taste fine a year later. But I provide detailed wrapping and freezing instructions to the bride, and I don't freeze cakes before the wedding, so the bride's freeze is the first freeze.

I have had many, many good reports from my brides a year later, when they had their cake and it was delicious.

It can be done, don't believe the myth that anniversary cakes always taste like cardboard.
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post #13 of 32

Ours was not quite as good as fresh, but still quite good. I would eat it now and not refreeze if you're going to eat it at all.

post #14 of 32
I don't refreeze anything.

The venue cut our top tier into a million tiny pieces, also known as Wilton servings, despite being told several times to keep it whole.
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post #15 of 32

I'm afraid I just think it's icky to eat year old cake, even if it tastes wonderful, which I have a hard time believing. Maybe expectations are not quite the same for a year old cake?

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