He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

September 10, 2007

Mmmm, cake

Yesterday was our first anniversary. In celebration, we chose to honor a seemingly inexplicable yet long-standing tradition and share a bite of our left-over wedding cake, which barely survived the long, hot drive home from Eureka Springs before getting crammed into the back of my mom's freezer and all but forgotten for an entire year.

Yum, right?

So we popped open the champagne (which we also bought last year, and after failing to get around to drinking it on our wedding weekend (I know, right?! But we had all kinds of champagne given to us that weekend, so...) we decided to save it for said anniversary) and, after a brief but hearty toast, we lifted our forks, kissed each other for luck, and took our obligatory bites of year-old, partially melted and then frozen, freshly thawed wedding cake.

Now for those of you who are as skeptical about the wisdom of this tradition as we were, let me just tell you this:

We ate the whole thing, and we liked it.


Valerie said...

You give me hope. Husband and I are due for our cake on Sept. 30. This cake made it in a cooler from Ohio to Texas, so we'll see how it goes.

In any case, we intend to drown out any taste with our own bottle of year-old wedding champagne.

Happy Anniversary to you two!

jeanjeanie said...


We were shocked at how good that cake still was. That said, it did have the tiniest bit of freezer taint aftertaste. I think that might have been avoided if we'd given it time to warm up to room temperature, but really, we didn't expect to actually EAT the damn thing. It was supposed to be purely ceremonial.

manoah said...


Lo these many years ago (18 going on 19), we too ate our cake top. And we too ate the whole thing.

Happy Anniversary and many, many more! :smooch:

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