WE ATE OUR WEDDING CAKE 3 1/2 YEARS LATER!

Where do I begin? Last week, I needed room in my freezer for my Amy's Ice Cream Birthday Cake and something had to go. I made the decision to take out the top tier of my wedding cake. Tucked in the bottom of my freezer in this white cake box was a piece of that memorable day.

That day, happened to be February 26, 2011.

  • Photo courtesy of Francis Joseph Photography.

  • Wedding Cake made by Michelle's Patisserie

  • Costume Jewelry from San Moon, Hannah D's and my collection.

  • Top Tier cake was wrapped in multiple layers of saran wrap followed by foil, by my wedding planner, Lindsey W.

Were we high, when we made the decision to eat the cake?

No. We are a drug-free home.

Did we get sick from eating the cake?

No, we did not.

Did the cake taste good?

Hell yeah!

Tradition states, that you are to save the top tier of your wedding cake to eat at your first child's christening. I guess the thought behind this, is that you would have a baby within the first year and you could have the top tier as your child's christening cake. Then, this changed to eating your wedding cake on your one year wedding anniversary to remember the wonderful moments of that special day.

Here's what happened:

  • 1 Year Anniversary - we were on a very strict diet. The "Newlywed 15" hit us big time and then some.

  • 2 Year Anniversary - we were dealing with a six-week old baby. Oh, and we'd only been living in our new home for two months, with boxes everywhere. Who has time for cake? Besides, it was still in the freezer of our condo (only 15 minutes away). Lazy asses!

  • 3 Year Anniversary - the thought of our wedding cake never crossed our minds.

In April of this year, we decided to put our condo up for sale. Brian was cleaning out the freezer at our condo, when he called and asked, "What do you want me to do with the wedding cake?" I said, "Please don't throw it away. Bring it home." I had completely forgotten about it.

Yet, the wedding cake went back in the freezer until last week. After the cake thawed out, my husband was eager to get into that cake. Curious, more than anything. Together, we unwrapped the foil and took off the layers of the saran wrap. We waited with anticipation, we asked each other how do you think it's going to taste, what do you think it's going to look like, etc.

It looked the same! At first, I couldn't eat it, it smelled a little funny, like that freezer burn. My husband took the first bite, then another and another. He had me convinced, oh heck, we had gone this far, why not take a bite, right!

Here's what I learned from this:

  • It's not bad luck to eat the top tier of your wedding cake outside of your one year wedding anniversary. I googled it, and that's a lie. And all we've had in between are blessings, one after the other.

  • Get a great wedding planner, who'll take care of your wedding cake tier.

  • Sometimes you have to march to the beat of your own drum.

  • Eat old wedding cake, at your own risk.

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