If Bride keeps top tier....?

by Brittani
(Texas)


Hi! One question for you... if the bride is planning on keeping and freezing the top tier for her and her groom to share on their one-year anniversary, when we are stacking and assembling a three tier wedding cake, do we insert the center dowel through all three tiers or just the two that will be sliced and eaten by guests at the reception?


Lorelie's Response
Hi Brittani, This depends on whether you are planning on stacking your wedding cake and then delivering it all in one piece. It also depends on whether the venue plans on moving the cake table with the cake on it at the reception. Sometimes they move the table out to the center of the dance floor for the cake cutting ceremony.

If none of the above apply, then you can safely place the top tier onto the cake after delivery and then pipe a border around it.
The caterers are used to dealing with pulling the dowel rods out of stacked wedding cakes. But you can let someone in charge know that you did or did not use a dowel.

I hope that helps.

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Apr 14, 2012
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Dowling
by: Colleen

You could also use the plastic (Wilton) dowels that are inserted into the layer below and the plastic plate that sits into them have little feet so nothing moves. That way they would just lift the plate off and take the plastic dowels out of the cake. Make sure you still put the cake on a cardboard cake plate (attached with frosting on the bottom) if you want your plastic cake plate back.

Apr 14, 2012
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Wedding cake
by: kimmy

I just got back from a wedding - photo's to follow. I made the wedding cake, 3 tier chocolate. Plain white with ribbon and topper. It was a deep tier cake and the drive was an hour. I used the straw type thingy's in the bottom and middle to stop the next tier sinking but didn't bother with a wooden dowel to hold each tier. I did put 3 blobs of royal icing between each layer and it held together in the car very well. I told the caterer about the royal icing and asked her to wiggle before pulling the cake apart and she said it broke the icing nicely without lifting the fondant. I just added the topper when I got there. OK........so I needed a stiff drink when I arrived but it went very well. The bride wanted to keep the top tier so I used satin ice. More expencive but it can be put in the fridge and frozen which is normally a no no with fondant. LOVELY to work with if the bride agrees to the extra cost!

Apr 14, 2012
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by: Lorelie

Thank you Kimmy and Colleen. You guys are so amazing. Kimmy congrats on the safe delivery. Royal icing between the fondant cakes seems like a good ides. I still would be nervous though not doweling it all the way through.


Sep 19, 2016
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what ingredient can be used to make a wedding cake last for one year?
by: Zariyah

hi there
i would like to attempt a wedding cake however the client request that this cake last for one year as they would like to cut one layer on their first anniversary. please advise if there is a specific ingredient that I can üse in my mixture that will ensure that this cake last for one year?

thank you

Sep 19, 2016
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Freezing the top tier of a wedding cake
by: Lorelie

Hi Zariyah, The top tier of the cake is sometimes frozen and then eaten one year later. There is no special recipe, but the cake will need to be wrapped very well in plastic wrap (layers of it and sealed as best as possible. I hope that helps.

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