Traditionally you are supposed to keep the top tier of your wedding cake to serve at the christening or naming ceremony of your first child. You can only do this if your cake is a fruit cake.
Here are some top tips on how to store your fruit cake correctly and keep it fresh.
- Remove the decorations such as flowers or toppers
- If possible, remove the cake from the board and wrap the cake in aluminium foil
- Place your cake in the freezer for about half an hour. This firms up the icing and doesn’t allow the icing to stick to anything
- Remove your cake from the freezer and completely cover the cake with clingfilm.
- Wrap your cake with an additional two layers of aluminium foil for added protection (this also eliminates that ‘freezer burn’ taste and keeps the cake airtight)
- To be extra sure, place your cake in an airtight container
Over the years, we have re-iced several cakes that started off as wedding cakes which later became centre stage at a christening.
“Cynthia took a tired layer of our two-year-old wedding cake and transformed it into Ned’s christening cake! Very efficient service, reasonably priced – delightful all round!”
– Simon & Alice Hill