Defrosting the Top of A Wedding Cake

Defrosting the top of a wedding cake … easier said than done… Hopefully,  you read my blog post on How to Preserve Your Wedding Cake (click on the link if you’d like to read it). When your first anniversary rolls around, will you be ready?


According to, it’s fairly easy.  Check out the steps below to enjoy a delicious anniversary treat!

“To enjoy the cake:

  1. One day before your first anniversary, begin defrosting the cake: transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator.
  2. After two hours, remove the cake from its wrapping. Continue to defrost in the refrigerator.
  3. Bring the cake to room temperature before consuming.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

If you know you’ll be moving within your first year, lack the freezer space, or simply don’t want to bother with the process of freezing your wedding cake, order a small, six-inch anniversary cake from the same bakery. Ask for similar cake flavors and fillings and have it adorned like your wedding cake (you can even save your cake topper to be placed on it). Use the cake knife and serving set from your wedding, and enjoy the memories of the special day with fresh cake.”




Below is a photo of my daughter, Maggie, and son-in-law, Rob’s wedding cake.  When the family’s all together this weekend for Kathleen’s wedding, we plan to enjoy their top layer as a family dessert.  What a wonderful idea – which I credit to Rob!  It takes a full day to defrost, so make sure you plan ahead and allow enough time to achieve maximum flavor.  I hope  you enjoyed the pictures of a variety of wedding cakes, and thanks again to Rob’s aunt, Patty Cloherty, for the great photo of  Maggie and Rob’s cake.  Next time…I’ll be able to show you an image of KK and Tyler’s!  🙂

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Patty Cloherty photos