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the top tier of the wedding cake.

does anybody understand the tradition of 
eating the top tier of your wedding cake the evening of your one year anniversary?
well, we decided to do that on tuesday night.
we went out to sushi for dinner & came back to unwrap our cake.
trevor asked, 
"i have never heard of this tradition.
do you really think that's going to be good?" 

"yeah...
my parents buy cheesecake from the cheesecake factory 
& it's always good one year later!"


let's just say that i was wrong. on so many levels.
we tried it and i wished i would have documented trevor's face.
i love red velvet cake. so it was sort of a letdown. 
but hey, at least we know now why some celebrate this tradition.
it is said to bring good fortune to your marriage,
celebrate the positive changes you made one year ago,
and celebrating the covenants you made.
the tradition goes way back. it's kind of silly.


i think my expectation of it was much greater.
but it was good to reminisce about the perfect day we spent together
& all the reasons i loved my amazing husband,
as well as how many reasons have added up since then.


20 comments

  1. I guess it depends on the cake, i've known people who have done this and it was still just as tasty as it was the day of their wedding, weird right?
    :)

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  2. YAY happy anniversary!
    The top tier of your cake is beaauutiful.

    I've heard so many people say it was absolutely disgusting when they saved it for that long So I decided to save the space in my freezer for plenty of ice cream instead.

    xoxo

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  3. haha we will be trying ours in 4 months...I'm curious about how it will taste. My mom super wrapped it in many many thick layers of saranwrap and tin foil so I have high hopes...that's probably not good. I've always wondered where the tradition of it came from.
    *by the way, love your new blog design!

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  4. Happy 1 YEAR!
    We had a very similar experience...
    We ate at one of our favorite local chinese restaurants and then went back to eat our cake, and well I kinda had a feeling it would be all that great so I bought us a tiny new cake. But we both had one piece of the old.
    Traditions, traditions ;)

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  5. this is kinda weird but you and your husband kinda look a like! haha maybe its just in that picture, idk. has anyone ever told you that before?

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    1. Actually, yes! I hear that all the time. I suppose it's better than not looking good together at all? Right? haha!

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  6. cuties and we didnt even save ours. haha!
    xoxo
    e

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  7. our cake was actually really good! which was weird.. but scotty had like three pieces! i love this tradition.

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  8. yeah my husband and I just ended up eating it at our one week anniversary. It was pretty good, but I'm glad that we didn't wait for the one year. Happy one year! :)

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  9. Yeah, I've never understood this one either! We had a cupcake wedding cake, so for our first anniversary, I just ordered cupcakes from the same company and we ate those. That was much better because they were fresh and delicious! ;)

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  10. That's slightly hilarious. I've never even heard of this tradition, but at least it was a good night anyways! And it was a beautiful cake. (:

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  11. We ate ours and it was actually still moist and pretty tasty! My husband hadn't ever heard of the tradition either haha. Also, I am in LOVE with your green cake stand! Where did you get it?

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    1. I got it as a wedding gift but I think they got it at Bed Bath and Beyond! My sister was looking for it & I don't think she found it there.

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  12. We ate ours and it still tasted exactly as awesome as it did the day of. I'm convinced my mom made that happen. She wrapped it in about 6 layers of heavy duty foil, then put it in a zip loc freezer bag, then put it in a box. And then we kept it in my in-laws deep freezer. The only problem with our cake eating experience was I was 32 weeks pregnant and felt really fat that day. So then I ate cake to make myself feel better. Then I sobbed after eating the cake because I was convinced I was going to be fat forever because of eating that piece of cake. Poor Dustin. Stupid pregnancy hormones. Wow. Long comment. Your cake is so cute by the way. :)

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  13. Eh, ours was okay. Which ticked me off because we didn't get to eat as much as we wanted the night of so I really wanted that cake! Cute picture!

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  14. You blog! Hanks for finding mine (or the lack thereof) so I could find yours! We actually had a fake top layer of cake so we didn't freeze ours! I hate cake so I was okay with this, good to know we're not missing out on this! Haha we'll have to so something meaningful instead ;) darling blog, you two are so sweet!

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  16. well happy wedding anniversary! and hello to your new design! I LOOOOOVE IT!
    anyhow...we actually did the same thing for our anniversary. We kept ours wrapped in tin foil and plastic wrapped and in a zip lock bag in the freezer. We let it defrost for one whole day and it was actually pretty tasty. he didn't believe it would be good, but it may have been the rum in the cake that kept it moist..heehee :)

    xoxo

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  17. Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog! You are stunning and that picture of you with I think it's your husband is beautiful, your eyes pop!

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  18. i had no idea about this tradition either haha but we saved our top tier & i LOVED IT! it was so fun digging into a yummy cake a year later with the hubs. btw, you are gorgeous!!!

    www.fivefootseven.com

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