(photo courtesy Ben Pancoast Photography)

A lot of people {whom I blog stalk} are celebrating one year anniversaries–congrats Aletha & Emilie! So all of the recent blog-talk of anniversaries this weekend made me think about 1 year anniversary traditions. Mainly, why am I going to be eating year old cake in a few months? So, I did a little investigating, and here is the explanation I found…

It used to be common occasion that by the time a couple’s first anniversary rolled around, they were also welcoming their first child. So, instead of shelling out the extra cash for a bright and shiny new cake for the baby’s christening, they served the leftover wedding cake. The wedding cake was made larger than needed, and the extra was served at the christening party! I don’t know about you, but I feel like the baby got the short end of the stick on this one!

To be completely honest, I have no intention of eating old cake, but we will be having our top tier re-created to enjoy!