Have you ever had a too much birthday cake (what a great problem to have) and didn’t want it to go bad? I’m going to share with you the trick for how to freeze cake so that you can enjoy it long after your party.
But before we talk about how to freeze cake, I’m going to tell you where the cake I’m talking about came from: my 30th birthday party!
And I’m going to brag on my husband, because truly, he threw me the most thoughtful party. It’s no secret I love food. I have a food blog, but beyond that, I truly enjoy how food brings us all together. I love learning about what different people eat, and love different customs around food. Heck, I have 1,000,009 different stories about food and am constantly learning more.
So what did my husband do for my 30th birthday? He threw me a party, the theme of which was 30 bites for 30 years. Guests were asked to come celebrate and bring their favorite appetizer, small plate or hors d’oeuvres. Just thinking back on it big ‘ole happy tears well up in my eyes.
Not to brag, but I think I have the best family and friends (and I’m including each and every one of you readers in that group, after sharing some birthday thoughts I was simply blown away by the kind outpouring of birthday wishes) and my 30th birthday was so special and filled with so much love (and amazing food).
I wish I had busted out my ‘good’ camera, but I was so caught up in the moment/party that I am just happy I remembered to take a few photos with my phone. Doesn’t everything look amazing?
And now lets talk about the cake. THE CAKE! Wow is all I have to say. Wowwowwewow! The cake was a two tiered, seven layer per tier, black forest chocolate ganache covered cherries with buttercream and ganache frosting cake. I’m pretty sure it was a lot fancier than our wedding cake, and I’m ok with that lol. So here’s a picture of my husband bringing out the cake. He told someone to have me sit in the living room, but the message got mis communicated because he had really asked someone to have me sit by the coffee table. So I’m just randomly sitting in a chair and the poor guy brings out this suuuuper heavy cake (I told you it was seven layers per tier, right?) and then he has to like crouch and all the while holding the cake while everyone sings happy birthday. God I love that man:
And in case you didn’t already know that I’m in love with macarons, I’ll repeat my undying love for them. They’re my favorite cookie, and knowing that, my husband surprised me with different macarons for the dessert table!
The next day, our poor dog Clover was really partied out:
Ok, ok, now I’ll tell you how to freeze cake:
- Cut the cake into desired size pieces
- Wrap in two layers of plastic wrap
- Wrap in one layer of aluminum foil
- Place in freezer ziplock bags and write the name of the contents on the bag
- Put in freezer
Then when you’re ready to enjoy a piece of cake, simply remove from the freezer and allow to thaw on the counter (about 1 hour for a big slice) or place in the fridge to thaw (about 2-3 hours). Enjoy!