Preserving a wedding cake

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GerryH

Preserving a wedding cake

My daughter has just got married and her future mother-in-law made a delicious fruit cake with INCREDIBLE delicate floral sugarcraft work in the form of primroses and spring flowers

She has asked me to keep the top tier for a potential Christening cake

Please could I have some reliable tips on how to do this WITHOUT freezing the cake. It is iced.

Many thanks

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Welshcookie

Wedding cake

It all depends! How long will you have to store it??

The cake will be fine in a tin but the icing may become discoloured by the oil in the marzipan and have to be removed. I appreciate this will be a shame, but maybe you can remove the iced sides and top of the cake so that you can display the icing in the future.

Make sure you take close-up photos of the icing. The photos will be lovely to look at in the future.

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GerryH

GerryH

Thanks for the reply.

I suppose I am assuming I may need to keep the cake for a minimum of 2/3 years. It has plenty of alcohol in it and I don't think it will matter if we need to re-ice it as long as the fruit cake itself doesn't spoil. The lady who made the cake told me simply to store it unwrapped in an airtight tin in a cool place. Many many years ago my mother kept a tier of my wedding cake which was also fruit but she wrapped it in layers of greasproof paper and tin foil. Should I be doing this?

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Welshcookie

Wedding cake

Other than saying, nothing is guaranteed, that sounds fine. I wouldn't use foil, and definitely no plastic.

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sam from worthing

Preserving a wedding cake


Personally, i would remove all icing and marzipan - like Wc says take lots of photos of cake.

I would re-feed the cake, then double/treble wrap in paper. then maybe every 6 months re-feed the cake.

I have kept delias christmas CAKE for 2 years this way.

keeping cake in wrapped in final layer of tin foil, in a drawer of my spare bedroom.

the re-marzipanned and iced when needed.

the icing done on your cake, will not last sadly, but the flowers could be preserved for non eating purposes by using specialist preserver - like a lacquer to use as an ornament/keepsake.

 
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