Wedding Cake Revisited

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Tonight was the night for WEDDING CAKE!


Yes, one year old wedding cake – the top tier.  :)  It’s been in my freezer since January 3, 2009, and since we were in England for our actual anniversary, we decided to dig in tonight!

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It tastes as good as it did one year ago!  I was surprised because it wasn’t wrapped up well at all, just kind of laying under some foil in a tupperware. 


My aunt actually made my cake – wasn’t it beautiful?  :)  It was coconut vanilla on top!


Before dinner (and cake!), I went on a 4.0 mile run.  I was so excited to be running in my neighborhood, in the relative warm weather under blue skies, and not in dreary England that I ran pretty FAST!


  • Duration: 37:08
  • Distance: 4.0 miles
  • Mile 1: 9:30
  • Mile 2: 9:39
  • Mile 3: 9:12
  • Mile 4: 8:49  (Wahoo!)


After my run, I had a snack:  beloved Pumpkin Yogurt!


Dinner was super simple – just a baked sweet potato with baked beans.  On the side, I had garlic bread (with real chunks of garlic!).


Have a wonderful night!



  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) January 5, 2010, 7:52 pm

    Happy anniversary again!! We tried our top tier on our first anniversary, and it was really dry and not so tasty 🙁 All I ate was the frosting!

  • andrea January 5, 2010, 7:59 pm

    just curious, does that dinner fill you up for the rest of the night? id be super hungry!!love ur blog

    • caitlin January 5, 2010, 8:01 pm

      yup! it’s about 600 + calories and full of protein and fiber! and fat from the butter + beans. veryyy filling.

  • Molly January 5, 2010, 7:59 pm

    ah I LOVE that tradition 🙂 Looks SO good. Happy Anniversary 🙂

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) January 5, 2010, 7:59 pm

    cake looks deliciousss. congratulations and welcome home!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 5, 2010, 8:00 pm

    so jealous! I wish the Mister and I still had wedding cake! (although it might be kinda gross after 4 years!) I always say I’ll order a mini version of our cake on our anniversary — maybe I’ll do that this year!

    looks delish!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers January 5, 2010, 8:00 pm

    yummm! what kind of cake is this? i am in the process of planning my wedding & am open to yummy cake flavor suggestions!

  • Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story January 5, 2010, 8:01 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I don’t think I wished you that yet. 🙂 I’m glad you’re home safe and sound!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 5, 2010, 8:01 pm

    Still haven’t eaten ours! It’s not been 15 months. Think it’s still good?

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 5, 2010, 8:01 pm

    My hubby and I didn’t wait the whole year… we cheated and ate it early 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 5, 2010, 8:01 pm

    That cake is beautiful!!! My husband and I had a destination wedding in the Carribean, and one of our only disappointments was not being able (obviously) to take a piece of the cake to freeze and eat a year later! We’ll do some sort of recreation, I’m sure, but it’s just not the same!

  • Carolyn January 5, 2010, 8:02 pm

    We didn’t save our top. My husband gave it away to a neighbor who was unable to come to the wedding due to a family emergency. She appreciated it!

    P.S. I’m giving away a BUILT Neoprene lunch tote on my blog:

  • Laura January 5, 2010, 8:04 pm

    Yum! Your cake was gorgeous. Mine was NAAAASTY. I was disappointed because it was so good at the wedding

  • Evan Thomas January 5, 2010, 8:07 pm

    I’m totally going to have fun picking out the flavor for my wedding cake, so long as the future Misses will let me 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 5, 2010, 8:07 pm

    We totally cheated and had some of our top tier already since we didn’t get ANY cake at the actual wedding!! Glad yours was so good!
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    Sorry for the shameless plug 🙂

  • Vicki January 5, 2010, 8:10 pm

    What a gorgeous cake!

    Glad it was good. I remember when we tried ours on our first anniversary…it was not pleasant.

  • Rachel January 5, 2010, 8:13 pm

    Aww, your wedding cake was beautiful. My husband and I dug into our leftover wedding cake a few days after we were married, haha. We couldn’t wait!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 5, 2010, 8:15 pm

    That’s such a cute idea (I’ve never thought of freezing wedding cake). Andddd now I’m craving sweet potatoes

  • Hangry Pants January 5, 2010, 8:15 pm

    I am glad you enjoyed your cake!

  • Jen January 5, 2010, 8:18 pm

    Your cake looks so yummy! That’s awesome it froze so well. I kind of regret not doing that myself. Guess it’s just a good excuse for a vow renewal 🙂

  • Alicia January 5, 2010, 8:21 pm

    I give you credit for saving the top tier and actually eating it! We just ordered a 9″ on our first anniversary from the bakery we got our wedding cake. We’ve actually kept up that tradition on our anniversaries. Ours was an apricot cassata cake. YUM.

  • Kath January 5, 2010, 8:22 pm

    Whoo hoo wedding cake!!!

  • Sana January 5, 2010, 8:24 pm

    I would to too scared to eat it- I am paranoid about food going bad 🙁

  • emily January 5, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Wedding cake!! Ours wasn’t so good a year later, but the lemon curd and blackberry filling was still divine!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 5, 2010, 8:25 pm

    Yum wedding cake! Best part of weddings 🙂

  • Megan January 5, 2010, 8:26 pm

    Wow your wedding cake looks so great! I wish I had saved mine for next year, but unfortunately ours got smushed in the trunk under gifts 🙁 We did inhale it though once we got back from the honeymoon and it still tasted amazing 😉

  • Danielle January 5, 2010, 8:28 pm

    Beautiful cake!

    We were really surprised that our wedding cake was good, too. I just think cake is good almost any time 🙂

  • Jenna January 5, 2010, 8:40 pm

    I think that is such a coil concept to freeze your wedding cake to have it a year later!
    It looks delicious and your aunt did a great job on it!
    Love baked beans but have yet to try them on a potato!
    happy anniversary 🙂

  • Ameena January 5, 2010, 8:44 pm

    Your wedding cake looks delicious! Your aunt is very talented.

    Happy belated anniversary!

  • Kathleen January 5, 2010, 8:46 pm

    Yay for fast runs on home territory! Your cake looks yummy (even after a year in the freezer) 😉 Enjoy your night!

  • Janessa from January 5, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Coconut cake!!!!!! Yum! A girl after my own heart. You could slap coconut frosting on a carrot and I would be a happy girl. Congrats on your anniversary!

  • Jessica January 5, 2010, 8:49 pm

    off the subject of cake…

    Happy Late Anniversary!!! I am praying for you for REST the night before the run.
    THANK YOU for introducing me to precubed tofu….FAN FREAKING TASTIC….(its my new saying, dont ask I really dont know)….

    I LOVE wedding cake….its the only reason to go to a wedding.

  • Gracie January 5, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Ahh Caitlin – you’re killin’ me! I want wedding cake SO badly now. I’ve always said I’d have some sort of coconut cake too. I don’t care if some people don’t like coconut, it’ll be MY wedding 😉

  • Lauren January 5, 2010, 9:02 pm

    Our cake tasted pretty amazing after a year as well and I also just threw it in some tupperware. Hmm, must have proved that it was a sensational cake, which is good because I really dont remember eating much of it on the actual wedding day. I do remember it being smashed in my face and picking pieces of icing out of my cleavage all night. LoL.

    Happy Anniversary!!! You two make a beautiful couple and a beautiful marriage!

  • Lindsay January 5, 2010, 9:06 pm

    my wedding cake was really good a year later too! i was so surprised. everyone swore it would be nasty but i swear it was just as good as the day of the wedding. it made me want to re-order one every year for our anniversary.

  • Katharine January 5, 2010, 9:16 pm

    The sweet potato with baked beans looks delicious! (And so does the garlic bread – best combination EVER.) Happy Anniversary!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) January 5, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I want some wedding cake! Maybe I should get hitched first. So you had it chillin in the fridge this whole year??? I think i would have dug into it in a moment of weakness.

  • Ellen January 5, 2010, 9:22 pm

    and by fridge, i hope you mean freezer 🙂

    looks really good! i love coming home to “my” kind of food, as good as the food in Europe is.

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 5, 2010, 9:24 pm

    GORGEOUS cake! that’s one of the best thing to take pictures of at a wedding (besides the bride and groom of course 😉

    what a great dinner 🙂

  • Jenny January 5, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Yum! Glad your cakes still tasted great! I remember you telling us your aunt made that beautiful cake, and thinking that was so special and cool 🙂

    Really jealous you have “relatively warm” weather to run in.

  • Matt January 5, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Lol is that cake safe to eat!?

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 5, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Must have been fun to revisit your wedding cake and bring back those happy memories. I really want to give that sweet potato + beans a try!

  • Jenny January 5, 2010, 9:49 pm

    I didn’t even know that people did this! Save their top tier for their first anniversary.. such a cute tradition 🙂

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run January 5, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Did you come back to the same Florida that I live in?!?! It’s COLD here!!

  • Kim January 5, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Caitlin, my husband and I just celebrated one year on Dec. 27 and our cake tasted awesome, too. It was also in a tupperware – apparently tupperware is the way to go for saving cake! Happy Anniversary!!

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion January 5, 2010, 9:51 pm

    Your wedding cake looks awesome!!! How pretty, I can’t believe you aunt made that! Good Job on your run. It makes me wish I could run outside it is sooooo cold in Boston right now with so sign to warming up even a little. BOOOO!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) January 5, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Your cake looks beautiful and delicious! Welcome home!

  • kelsey @ kelseytoney January 5, 2010, 9:59 pm

    congrats on your anni, caitlin. 😀

    • caitlin January 6, 2010, 8:23 am

      thanks kelsey!

  • Rosey Rebecca January 5, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Your cake looks sooo good. And you look beautiful in that picture! Congrats!

  • Christy January 5, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Omg, coconut vanilla?! Ahh sounds like a combo to die for!

  • Tracey January 5, 2010, 10:05 pm

    Wow, that was a beautiful cake and sounds great! Congratulations on your anniversary.

  • Karmen @ Fit Twentysix January 5, 2010, 10:17 pm

    How sweet! I really enjoyed digging into our cake on our 1st anniversary. The raspberry lemon cassata was the best! Happy belated anniversary =)

  • ashleigh January 5, 2010, 10:36 pm

    Gorgeous cake! Glad you got to enjoy it again tonight.

    I love my veggies but I am not adventurous at all and eat the same carrots, cukes, lettuce, etc all the time. I do LOVE mushrooms though and I like to add them to eggs and pasta. Yum!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write January 5, 2010, 11:02 pm

    Caitlin!!! You were an amazing bride (of course). We decided not to save our wedding cake. Was it dry?

  • jodie January 5, 2010, 11:05 pm

    Your cake was beautiful and seriously making me want to eat cake. Congrats on your anniversary.

  • Carlyn January 5, 2010, 11:20 pm

    my parents ate their wedding cake on their 25 year anniversary, beat that! Carrot cake kept in the freezer for 25 years.. and it tasted just as fresh!Well, with a slightly odd after taste, but that’s definitely to be expected.

    • caitlin January 6, 2010, 8:16 am

      hahah now that is amazing!

  • Lara (Thinspired) January 5, 2010, 11:55 pm

    The cake is gorgeous–what a talented aunt you have! I remember being pleasantly surprised when we ate our year-old wedding cake, too! Tasted practically as fresh as it did on the actual day!
    Happy Anniversary!

  • Leah January 5, 2010, 11:57 pm

    Happy anniversary! Thats so exciting!
    The cake is beautiful – your aunt did an amazing job.

  • Karla January 6, 2010, 12:09 am

    That cake looks fantastic! I love the flowers on it! I’m obsessed with weddings!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 6, 2010, 12:59 am

    so romantic I almost feel like shedding a tear! . . . I love your wedding pics 🙂

  • Jolene ( January 6, 2010, 1:12 am

    The hubby and I forgot about saving some cake for our 1 year anniversary … but it was ice cream cake, so it probably would have been freezer burnt!

  • Ashley January 6, 2010, 1:28 am

    Our cake was perfectly delicious 1 year later…we even had our friends help us eat it and they couldn’t believe how awesome and fresh it tasted. I could really go for a piece of cake right now!! =)

  • Samantha January 6, 2010, 2:46 am

    Mmm cake! Glad it still tasted as good!

    You guys escaped the UK at the right time, it’s been snowing non-stop all night and I’m snowed in today. I’m so jealous of the Florida temps, I want to run!

  • Freya @ January 6, 2010, 3:04 am

    wow, 2 things: the cake looks amazing (your gran is good!), and YOU looked amazing in your dress!! I hope I look that good on my wedding day 🙂

    • caitlin January 6, 2010, 8:18 am

      you will! everyone glows on their wedding day and looks extra good 😉

      • Freya @ January 6, 2010, 8:31 am

        I hope so! Your’re probably right; my mum HATED her wedding photos, but I still think she looked beautiful 🙂
        Btw, I meant your aunt is good at baking, not your gran, oops!
        You should keep all the cake frozen and then every anniversay, you can have a slice – if it kept that long :s!

  • Jen January 6, 2010, 3:26 am

    yum looks delicious! sounds like you’re glad to be back running in sunny Florida, you were lucky to get out of England when you did. There’s crazy snow over the whole of the UK and it’s come to a standstill!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat January 6, 2010, 6:33 am

    I am so jealous! Mine tasted terrible a year after so much that my husband couldn’t even swallow it. But I’m glad you enjoyed, it sure was a beautiful cake 🙂

  • Madison January 6, 2010, 7:37 am

    The hubs and I loved our cake so much that we couldn’t wait a whole year to break into it. We ate the top tier the second we got back from our honeymoon in Ireland. Whoops!

  • Ashley January 6, 2010, 8:04 am

    You’re the first person I’ve ever heard say that the cake was delicious after a year! Coconut vanilla does sound good. 🙂

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) January 6, 2010, 8:40 am

    I just want to get married for the cake. Is that wrong? I can’t believe yours and tina’s cake tasted good after a even looks MOIST!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething January 6, 2010, 8:47 am

    I have got to try the pumpkin yogurt. Happy Anniversary-the cake looks good!

  • rungirlrunn January 6, 2010, 8:48 am

    Coconut vanilla cake–yum!!! We didn’t save our cake but sometimes I wish we did…

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 6, 2010, 9:29 am

    Yeah, we broke into ours after a month instead of a year because a year just sounded nasty. haha

    Congrats on your one year anniversary!

  • Ellen Collis January 6, 2010, 10:01 am

    Congrats on your anniversary! The cake is beautiful and sounds delicious—I love anything with coconut in it!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life January 6, 2010, 10:28 am

    What a beautiful cake! The hubby’s and I’s cake tasted amazing too-just as good as when we ate it a year ago!

  • Kelly January 6, 2010, 11:52 am

    You were a BEAUTIFUL bride!!!

  • Heather January 6, 2010, 1:51 pm

    your wedidng cake looks yum! Happy anniversary! today is my three year anniversary. I am partial to January weddings 🙂

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama January 6, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I have always wondered about the taste of cake a year later – yours sounded wonderful!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale January 6, 2010, 7:03 pm

    We (and our guests) ate every last bite of our wedding cake on our wedding day, so we weren’t able to save the top tier. Luckily, the bakery was able to whip us up a mini version for our 1 year anniversary! Fun… and no freezer burn that way!

    Glad yours was still tasty… Happy Anniversary!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 6, 2010, 10:15 pm

    Aww I always get nostalgic at other’s wedding cake. Hunni’s best man was in charge of that and he left it in our storage unit unrefridgerated for our entire Honeymoon. So sad. We intend on getting a replica for our anniversary this year.

  • kilax January 7, 2010, 1:13 pm

    Our cake tasted just as good a year later too! Isn’t that crazy?

    Happy belated anniversary!

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