Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to Defrost Your Wedding Cake After a Year

Like I mentioned last week, we accidentally left the top tier of our wedding cake at the Iron Horse Inn {the incredible bed and breakfast where my family/wedding party stayed during our wedding weekend}. We weren't expecting much from our wedding cake after it sat in a freezer for a year, but it turned out to be DELICIOUS! I asked Diana {owner of Iron Horse Inn} what she did to prepare our cake for our anniversary celebration, and she shared the following process with me:

thaw cake for first anniversary
  1. Remove the wedding cake from the freezer two days before the anniversary. 
  2. At the same time, remove the multiple layers of plastic and foil used to wrap the cake and re-wrap it loosely with wax paper and plastic cling wrap. Place the cake in the refrigerator.
  3. One the morning of the anniversary, remove the cake from the fridge and set it on the countertop. Also remove the plastic and foil used to wrap the cake. 
  4. Leave the cake out on the counter under a plastic or glass cake platter the entire day. 
  5. Gently touch the fondant or buttercream frosting to see if it has softened. Once the frosting is soft, the wedding cake is ready to eat.

As a sidenote, you're most likely to get the best results if your cake is wrapped with plastic cling wrap and foil and then placed in a cake box that is then also wrapped with cling wrap before you place it in the freezer to await your first anniversary.

eating wedding cake on first anniversary

How to thaw wedding cake

We're still enjoying the top tier of our cake. We're keeping it wrapped up pretty tight and storing it in the refrigerator to keep it as fresh as possible...and, as good as it is, it won't be too long before it's gone!

1 comment:

  1. When the cake was thawing did you wrap plastic wrap first or wax paper?