It is hard to believe our first year as man and wife has passed and we’ve celebrated our first wedding anniversary. It is also hard to believe that it has been over a year since we have seen some of the family and friends who joined us at the Biltmore Estate as we said, “I do.” We’ve gotten settled into DC and life has been full of meeting new people, eating at new places, and for me, a new job. We’ve both traveled quite a bit for work over the last year so we decided that instead of taking a trip we would have an anniversary stay-cation instead (pics to come!)
To celebrate our first year as Mr. and Mrs. we ate the top layer of our wedding cake. As the tradition goes, eating it on your first anniversary is good luck. The cake had been stashed in the freezer wrapped in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. As a culinary school grad and food writer I knew that butter, as in buttercream, does not hold up very well for a year in the freezer, plus I had heard so many horror stories from others who ate their cakes after a year that were not expecting anything pleasant. To our surprise when we sliced into the cake it looked and cut just like it was fresh. It also tasted wonderful and just as good as it was at the wedding. The Biltmore pastry chef really did a fabulous job with the cake which was layers of dense coconut cake, strawberry jam, pastry cream, and smooth, fluffy buttercream frosting.
Enjoying our wedding cake again on our anniversary reminded us of all the fun we had on our wedding day. We were glad we went through the trouble to hall it back to D.C. with us. And if this cake is any indication of how the next year will go then I predict many sweet adventures ahead.