Today is Johnnycakes and I's 1-year wedding anniversary! It's hard to believe it's been an entire year. As many of you may know, it has become tradition to freeze the top layer of the wedding cake to be eaten on your first wedding anniversary, which is exactly what we just did!
We were both skeptical as to how fresh and/or palatable the cake would be, especially since neither of us could recall any other couples having a positive experience. Most people we asked said the cake was freezer-burned or had some sort of freezer malfunction during the year or had simply forgotten about the cake. These accounts did not make us overly anxious to try the cake.
We ourselves had struggled a bit with storage of the cake over the past year. On our wedding night, we were both so hungry after the reception that we ate a portion of the cake with our bare hands! The box that the reception hall put the cake in had gotten sort of crushed and covered in icing so we ditched it as soon as we got home. Since we had devoured a portion of it, the cake was sort of a funny shape. We didn't know how to store it, so we wrapped it in several layers of plastic wrap and aluminum foil and stored it in a large round bowl. Unfortunately, the funny shape wouldn't let us seal the lid all the way, which led to our belief that the cake would not fair well over the course of a year.
Luckily for us, we were completely wrong! Our cake, lemon with butter cream frosting, was just as good as on our wedding day. The frosting was super sweet, creamy and buttery. The cake was still moist and had a distinct lemon flavor. You would never know it sat in the freezer for a year. Our neighbor enjoyed a piece with us and concurred that it was both fresh and delicious.
The cake was prepared by Sugarbakers, a well known local bakery that was featured on The Today Show. As you can see, the cake was beautiful. It consisted of alternately layers of lemon cake with butter cream frosting and amaretto cake with raspberry filling. Unfortunately, neither of us ever got to try the amaretto layer besides at the original tasting. We never found anyone that tried it either.
We enjoyed our trip down memory lane while we enjoyed our cake. It brought back lots of memories of our wedding day and all the preparation and excitement that led up to the Big Day. Now that we have reached this important milestone, we are just happy to have the extra freezer space back!