One Year Anniversary Wedding Cake Tradition

October 13, 2012

Why yes, I do love chocolate, as a matter of fact

Hello, friends (Is it okay if I call you that? We are friends, aren’t we?). Today I present you with the awesomeness that was our wedding cake! You know that tradition of saving the leftover cake (or top tier, or just one slice) and keeping it in your freezer until your one year anniversary? I know, it does sound weird. We had our doubts as to whether it would even be edible. But this wasn’t just any cake.


My sister, Sue, baked this cake all by herself upon request. Andy and I weren’t into the idea of a traditional bakery-style cake, so we went with one of my absolute favorite combinations: it was a banana chocolate chip layer cake with chocolate pastry cream inside and cream cheese frosting on the outside. YUM! Of course, Sue decorated it to match the autumnal theme, with orange and yellow leaves on the sides, but those before shots elude me at the moment. These will suffice for now, won’t they?

Thought I’d jazz up the cake with chocolate chip props- hey, I styled my photos!

I’m pretty sure I was too anxious/overwhelmed on our wedding day to eat much, or even properly thank all our friends and family. We didn’t have any traditional dances and I certainly didn’t throw my bouquet (dried lavender: too delicate). But we did the traditional cake-cutting and feeding-each-other thing, despite feeling extremely silly.  We didn’t let most of the guests come to the ceremony, so we had to do some typical wedding stuff to make it feel less like a really big party, you know?

I’m glad we decided to save the cake, despite being advised against eating something so old.  It was still so moist and sweet– and certainly didn’t take long to finish one slice 🙂

 Ooh! And I made a Dutch Baby in a cast iron skillet for the first time this morning! My parents bought us the skillet for our anniversary, and I had some pumpkin puree to use up. Behold, our breakfast:

Light and flavorful and perfectly autumnal!

That’s it for now. Super excited for some quality hang-out time with my ladies this afternoon! What does your weekend look like?

Here’s the Dutch Baby recipe I used this morning, plus some randomosity:


There ought to be a way to combine “autumn” and “morning” into one word, the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity.   —Terri Guillemets

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  • Sue October 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I can’t believe the cake was still moist and good to eat. Must’ve been an especially good cake to begin with 😉

    • Christy October 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Yes, I think it must have been! I love that you made it; the cake was just one of the awesome elements of the day that made it feel so homemade and special 🙂

  • Danielle @ Cozycakes Cottage October 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Both the cake and the dutchbaby look delish! I loooove dutchbabies. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your husband!

  • Christy October 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks Danielle, I appreciate your comments and support so much! Can’t believe I just discovered Dutch Babies in the last year…all that lost time!

  • Kristina @ Sarcire October 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

    That cake looks delicious! I love that it’s made even more special because it was made by family. 🙂

    Thanks for the shout-out, by the way! Really appreciate it 🙂

    • Christy October 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      My pleasure, Kristina 🙂

      I love how our whole wedding had that special quality to it, completely put together by family and friends. That’s the way it should be, I think.

  • Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath October 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Happy Anniversary! That cake looks moist and delicious – you’d never know it was frozen. I love the combo you chose, too (we did peanut butter and chocolate) – I bet the banana is why it held up so well!

    • Christy October 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks, Sydney! It *was* super moist and so yummy- though with my sweet tooth I was sort of wishing the whole thing was covered in chocolate pastry cream and not just the middle 😉

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