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How Long Do Wedding Cakes Last?

You want your wedding cake to be freshly made for your wedding, but there are bound to be some leftovers at the end of the day. How long a wedding cake lasts after a cake delivery in Sydney can vary depending on several factors, including the ingredients used, how it’s stored, and the type of cake. 

That said, the taste and integrity of a wedding cake may change over time. Try to eat it within a few days after the wedding, if possible. If not, we have some suggestions about the type of wedding cake to choose for your wedding reception and some storage tips to help make the cake last longer.

  • Remove any decorative items (e.g., fresh flowers) and cake toppers.
  • Keep the cake away from direct sunlight and in a cool and dry place.
  • Find out what the filling and frosting are made from. If they spoil easily, store the cake in the refrigerator.
  • Wrap the cake tightly with several layers of plastic wrap to create an airtight seal or place it in an airtight container. Make sure there are no gaps or exposed cake–this will help make sure it doesn’t dry out or absorb odours from other items in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t store the cake in a freezer for an extended period. This could change the texture and taste of the cake.

Just remember that not all cakes are good for long-term storage. Rich and dense cakes with sturdy fillings and frostings tend to hold up better over time.

Centuries-Old Wedding Cake Tradition

Freezing a piece of the wedding cake to eat on a couple’s first anniversary is a tradition that dates back to a nineteenth-century ritual, when couples saved the top tier of a wedding cake for their first child’s christening.

Wrapping Up

Wedding cakes are special–all you have to do is take a look at the selection available from Black Velvet Cakes, ranging from the Multi-Tier Opulent Pearl Wedding Cake to the Multi-Tier Rustic Stucco Wedding Cake with edible flower decorations to understand why someone would want to make their cake last for as long as possible!

Looking for ideas for wedding cupcakes? We love this trend–take a look at our latest post.