How to Preserve Your Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake is a symbol of your love and commitment, so it’s important to preserve it as a memories of your big day. Here’s how to do it!

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Your wedding cake is a special part of your big day, and you want it to be perfect. But what do you do with it after the wedding is over? Here are some tips on how to preserve your wedding cake so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

What You’ll Need

To preserve your wedding cake, you will need the following supplies:
-Wedding Cake
-Cake Box
-Cake Board
-Saran Wrap
-Tying Ribbon or String
-Step ladder (optional)

1. On your wedding day, ask the catering staff to save your top tier of cake and box it up for you.
2. At the end of the night, take your cake home and put it in a cool, dry place
3. The day after your wedding, wrap your cake tightly in saran wrap. Be sure to wrap it tightly so that no air gets to the cake and dries it out.
4. Place the cake in its box, on the cake board, and tie a ribbon or string around it to keep the saran wrap snug against the cake.
5. Store your cake in a cool, dry place until you are ready to eat it on your first anniversary!

The Cake

The cake is often the most photographed item at a wedding, so it is important to take steps to preserve it. Wedding cakes can be preserved for up to a year if they are stored properly. There are several methods that can be used to preserve your cake, and the best method will depend on the type of cake and your personal preferences.

Fondant-covered cakes can be wrapped in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container and stored in a cool, dry place. If you are using buttercream frosting, you should store the cake in the refrigerator. Cakes with cream cheese frosting can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If you plan to freeze your cake, make sure that it is well-wrapped in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container before placing it in the freezer.

To help prevent your cake from drying out, you can brush it with simple syrup or alcohol before storing it. When you are ready to serve the cake, allow it to come to room temperature before slicing and serving.

The Frosting

There are two types of frosting: buttercream and fondant. Buttercream is made with butter, sugar, and milk or cream, and it can be flavored with extracts. Fondant is a sugar paste that can be flavored with extracts or liqueurs; it’s often used to cover cakes because it creates a very smooth, elegant finish.

To help your cake maintain its flavor and freshness, you’ll need to take special care of the frosting. Buttercream frosting can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week; just make sure to bring it back to room temperature before serving. (You can also freeze buttercream for up to three months.) Fondant should be stored in a cool, dry place; if it gets too soft, you can knead in a little more confectioners’ sugar until it’s firm again.

The Filling

When it comes to the filling, you have a few different options. The most popular fillings are buttercream, ganache, and cream cheese. All three of these fillings can be made ahead of time and will last for several weeks in the fridge. If you’re using a fruit filling, it’s best to make it the day of or the day before so that it doesn’t get too soggy.

The Toppers

The toppers are the most important part of your cake, and you will want to make sure that you take care of them properly. There are a few things that you will need to do in order to keep your toppers looking their best.

First, you will need to make sure that you keep them in a cool, dry place. This means that you should not put them in the refrigerator or freezer. You should also avoid putting them in direct sunlight.

Second, you will need to make sure that you do not put them in an Airtight container This could cause the toppers to become brittle and break.

Third, you should only dust them with powdered sugar or cornstarch if they become dirty. Do not wash them with water or any other liquids.

fourth, if your toppers have any beads or sequins, you will need to be very careful when handling them. These can easily come off and get lost.

The Presentation

Your wedding cake will be one of the most photographed items at your reception. Make sure it is in a safe place, out of the way of foot traffic and well lit. Talk to your photographer about the best way to light your cake for pictures.

If you are doing a plated dessert, ask your caterer or venue coordinator about the best way to present your cake. Many times they will have stands or plates that will show off your cake in the best possible way.


Ideally, you should freeze your cake as soon after the wedding as possible. Left out on the counter, cake will begin to stale within 24 hours. If stored properly in the freezer, it can last for months (even up to a year). To prevent freezer burn, make sure your cake is tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also keep it in an airtight container designed for storing food in the freezer.

When you’re ready to eat your frozen wedding cake, be sure to thaw it slowly by moving it from the freezer to the fridge a day or two before you plan to serve it. Once it’s thawed, you can store it at room temperature for a day or two, but any longer than that and it will begin to stale again.


Wedding cake is a special tradition that many couples want to preserve for years to come. Here are some tips on how to preserve your wedding cake:

-Freezing: One of the most common ways to preserve wedding cake is by freezing it. This can be done by wrapping the cake in several layers of plastic wrap and then placing it in a freezer-safe container. Be sure to label the container with the date and type of cake so you can easily find it later.
-Storing in a cool, dry place: Another option is to store the cake in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard. Again, be sure to label the container so you know what it is and when it was stored.
-Feeding your guests: If you have any leftover cake, another option is to simply feed it to your guests! This way, you don’t have to worry about storing or freezing the cake, and your guests will be able to enjoy it as well.


We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to preserve your wedding cake. We know that this is a special time for you and your spouse, and we want to help you make the most of it. If you have any questions or need more tips, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for reading!