If Bride keeps top tier....?
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.