Buddy shares his tips with our Florida Brides
What’s the best way to save the top layer of our cake for our first anniversary?
“The trick is locking out as much moisture as possible,” Valastro says. “Store the top tier in an airtight container. Then wrap the container in plastic wrap and freeze it. It should keep until you’re ready to thaw it out.”
Why should I have a Grooms Cake?
Valastro gives three reasons. One, “If the couple can’t agree, the bride should get the wedding cake she wants; he can have his groom’s cake,” he says. Two, “It’s a fun way to do something really fun and themed—I just did a huge tennis ball cake!” And finally, “It’s perfect to serve at the rehearsal dinner. It gets guests excited about the wedding and is more personal than a regular dessert.”
If I’m doing cake tastings at multiple bakeries, should I schedule all of them on the same day to compare better?
“We offer a regular-size slice of each flavor (10 total!) to give the couple an idea of the portions. Most finish every plate!” Valastro says. “Don’t go to more than one cake tasting in a day. You want to give each baker’s ideas and flavors a chance to sink in.”