Where does the tradition of freezing wedding cake come from?
A clue is from the old nursery rhyme: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!
The tradition comes from the UK, where wedding cake is usually a fruit cake. If you have ever had a fruit cake, then probably know that all of that alcohol will allow the cake to stay good for about 9 months. 9 months being the perfect amount of time for the baby to come along.
Yup, the top layer tradition comes from having to make a second cake for when the baby arrives!
We were not planning on saving our top cake. However, since there were 2 slices per guest, the hotel chose to save the top layer for us since there was no way we were going to go through that much cake!