I need a minute to gush.
I just got off of the phone with my Uncle Bill (the uncle who’s making our wedding cake) and he’s so, so, so excited to be making the cake for the wedding (as he told me several times throughout the phone call). His enthusiasm for the cake makes my enthusiasm for the whole day soar sky high. I don’t even care what the cake looks like, just knowing that my Uncle is putting so much heart and love in this cake is enough. No matter what, this cake – that isn’t even finished yet – is already beautiful to us and we love it.
We’re not planning a traditional tiered cake (that was never what I had envisioned), my Uncle suggested two round cakes (one large and one medium) that would be layered on two separate cake stands (with a sheet of cake in the back for additional servings) and I loved the idea.
However, because we’re not doing traditional tiers, technically there won’t be a top tier to freeze and save for our first anniversary. This was honestly not something I’d given much thought to until my uncle asked if I minded not having a top tier to save. Neither of my siblings who were recently married saved their top tiers, nor do I recall any of my friends doing the same. Is the tradition of saving the top tier still a tradition or has it faded away with time?
I told him that I didn’t mind not having a top tier. I’m actually a little relieved not having one, that’s one less thing to stress out about during the reception. Plus, there’s no guarantee how the cake will fare after a year in the freezer (I’ve heard horror stories of the year-old cake not living up to the deliciousness the cake once was the day of the wedding). When the time comes, I’m sure Derek and I could have a local bakery recreate a red velvet top tier for us to celebrate our first year of marriage with.
The top tier is not something I’m worried about, but I’m curious to see how many people out there still save their top tiers for the first anniversary. Did you save yours? Or do you plan to in the future?
Side note: Our replacement cake topper arrived over the weekend – woo hoo! Fido better keep his paws off of this one, otherwise we’ll have to go without a cake topper since there’s no time to reorder another replacement. I’ll be keeping the new one in a safe place just in case. 😉