Here are some fun ways to use leftover wedding cake:
1. Serve cake from your wedding day at your future child’s christening or another momentous spiritual celebration in your family. The “good luck” tier will bring back beautiful memories from your big day.
2. “Christen” your newly purchased house after the wedding by defrosting your top cake tier. Spend your first night there feeding each other the first few bites and sipping fine champagne.
3. Take any leftover wedding cake home and let guests dig in at your after-party or morning-after brunch! Many guests skip cake after a huge wedding feast, or they skip it in favor of all the other desserts on display, so this is a great way for them (and maybe you, too) to get a full slice. Plus, serving cake you’ve already paid for is a brilliant budget-saver.
4. Serve your cake a month or two after the big day, when friends or family members who couldn’t attend your wedding due to illness or pregnancy come visit. They’ll love getting to share your wedding cake with you after the disappointment of missing out on your big day, and you’ll love having this magic moment with them as well.
5. Invite your parents over for a thank-you dinner to express gratitude for their financial contributions to the wedding and/or invaluable planning support. Surprise them by serving your wedding cake’s top tier as dessert. Again, it’s a freebie for you, and they’ll love the sweet gesture. Besides, if they were circulating during the reception, maybe they didn’t get a slice that day, either!
6. Give the top tier to your parents. If you know your wedding day will be sentimental to them, and that they would otherwise just head home to a quiet house – or if they’re inviting their friends to their place for their own after-party – your sweet gift lets them enjoy a memory from your big daY Wedding cake
7. Reward yourselves for getting all of your thank-you notes done with some cake and champagne.
8. Celebrate a romantic anniversary. It can be your actual wedding anniversary, the anniversary of the date you got engaged, or even the new trend of celebrating the six-months married mark. Break out the special plates from your registry!