Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Married for a MONTH!

Last week (exactly last week, actually), Justin and I celebrated one month of marriage. Woo hoo! Who knew that a month could pass by so quickly?

Justin and I decided that we didn't want to wait an entire year to eat the top tier of our wedding cake; we don't have the space in our freezer, and we were concerned that in 12 months our cake would simply not taste as good as a fresh one. So, the top tier was defrosted in preparation for our evening!

After a delicious dinner, we popped open a bottle of champagne and prepared to cut into our cake!

I was surprised at how good the decorations on the outside of the cake held up! Yes, some of the lace work cracked and is no longer straight, but considering it was wrapped in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for a month, I was impressed!

Oh, how I wish I had the pro pics of the entire cake from the wedding day - can't you tell it was ridiculously gorgeous?!?! Ohhhhh ok...I'll let you have a peek of the entire cake in all its glory, as captured by one of our guests:

I was in love with it. Clearly.

We had selected two different flavors of cake for the wedding: chocolate kahlua creme and amaretto. Justin and I had no idea what flavor the top tier was going to be until the knife went into the cake! Surprise - it was amaretto (which was great, because both of us had the chocolate kahlua during our reception)!

Um...I was really excited about eating some cake, can you tell???

And I'm sure you are wondering, how did it taste? I was definitely a bit concerned, as month (or year) old cake has had mixed reviews from a number of other brides. However, we were extremely lucky; our cake tasted just as good as it did on the day of the wedding! It was still extremely moist, and the flavor was fantastic! I think that the white chocolate fondant was what helped; I'm no scientist, but I think that the fondant sealed in the freshness of the cake! Yum!

One month certainly went by in a flash; Justin and I have really been enjoying our time as newlyweds, and we are excited for what lies ahead of us!

I am chomping at the bit to begin our wedding day recaps; I can't wait to get my hands on our photos so that I can share our special day with you all!


  1. That's such a great idea!!

    Happy 1 month :)

  2. Cute - I've heard horror stories about year old cake too. 1 month's a good idea. ;)

  3. Happy one month! Your cake was really pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing your pro pics!

  4. YAY! Happy 1 monther!

  5. This is a sweet post...and I love all of these photos! I think we'll pull out our toasting flutes to have a special anniversary on our 6 month mark (which will be 3 days after my birthday) :)

    Your cake is in fact so amazing. It turned out perfectly.

    We didn't have a top tier leftover because we brought all of our leftover cake to the house and let our family and friends who came over for a day after brunch have at it. They were totally into it!

  6. Oh wow, your cake matches your cake stand perfectly! Did your baker supply the stand, or did you bring the stand to him/her and say, "Make it be like this"?

  7. Mmmm that looks delish!! Now I want cake...must find cake tonight.

    We ate ours right after we got back from the honeymoon. With the move it just wasn't possible for us to transport it from Ohio to DC. Oh well. Tradition be damned, is what I say :) Congrats on your 1 month!! Time certainly is flying.

  8. Congrats on 1 month! We have just passed 3 and its flying by!

    We still have the top tier of our cake but as its fruit it should keep - although hubby doesnt even eat fruit cake so not sure when we will eat it!

  9. How fun! My wedding cake topper was terrible! lol I ate it at my parents house b/c we didn't have any room in our freezer! lol... But it is still so fun to begin all the newlywed adventures! Have fun!

  10. Wow! I've been gone from the blogging world for so long that I've missed SOOO much! You;re married! Congrats to you! Can't wait to see your wedding pics.

  11. SO cute! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the cake! It came out beautifully! Congratulations to you and Justin!


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