What To Do With Leftover Wedding Cake

The wedding day is over, and the honeymoon bags are finally put away. And as your mind wanders back to that special day, you remember the three layers of frosted wedding cake sitting in your freezer.

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Let's face it — even though it can be one of the most expensive items on your wedding bill, the wedding cake often gets passed up for the band and dancing, and at the end of the night you're left with the bulk of it to bring home. The cake is beautiful and delicious, and wasting it by throwing it away is the last thing you want to do, but oftentimes it's hard to avoid. We know that an all-day pajamas and television marathon while you enjoy the middle layer probably isn't in your plans for your first few months of marriage, so consider that there are other creative ways to use up that colossal confection.

Chef Robin Selden knows how important it is for you not to waste your wedding cake. As an executive chef at Marcia Selden Catering, a company that's been in the party business for more than 25 years, Selden is a part of the beginnings of wedding cakes, and she has some imaginative and resourceful ideas for their endings, too. The basis for most of these recipes begins with cubed cake, so be sure to remove the frosting before cubing. Store your cubed cake in airtight bags in the freezer. They can be used for up to one year if stored properly.

From recipes that recycle your cake into new cakes to fun ideas that add texture and flavor to traditional dishes, Selden offers ways to keep memories of your big day going through sweet and delicious ideas.