“Marriage is a dinner that begins with dessert.”– Toulouse Lautrec
“The cake was beautiful and tasted as good as it looked.”– Sarah
“Work is the meat of life. Pleasure the dessert”– B.C. Forbes
Top Tier Delights is a small boutique style bakery that offers artisan, made from scratch wedding cakes, one of a kind special occasion cakes, desserts and pastries in southeast Minnesota.
If you are planning a wedding, bridal shower, anniversary, baby shower, retirement or an upcoming special event, celebrate the occasion with a custom cake from Top Tier Delights. All of our cakes are made with the freshest ingredients to give you the highest quality possible.
Top Tier Delights is a full-service bakery offering delivery and set up across southeast Minnesota and portions of Iowa and Wisconsin.
“The dessert crowns the dinner. To create a fine dessert, one has to combine the skills of a confectioner, a decorator, a painter, an architect, an ice-cream manufacturer, a sculptor, and a florist.” – Eugene Briffault
“Your cake tasted wonderful. Thanks for helping make our day memorable!” – Jen
Full Sheet (96 servings)
1⁄2 Sheet (48 servings)
1⁄4 Sheet (24 servings)
Cupcakes with Filling
Gluten Free White
Lemon Raspberry Cream
Peanut Butter Cream
Vanilla butter cake with vanilla bean buttercream
Chocolate butter cake with chocolate buttercream
House favorite red velvet with cream cheese frosting
Spiced carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
Pumpkin spice cake with chai buttercream
Triple Chocolate Threat
Chocolate chocolate chip cake with chocolate mousse filling topped with chocolate buttercream
Vanilla cake with an oreo baked in topped with cookies & cream frosting
Boston Cream Pie
Classic vanilla cake filled with vanilla bean pastry cream and topped with rich ganache
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Topped with whip cream & berries
Chocolate & vanilla cheesecakes swirled together over chocolate crust
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Classic vanilla cheesecake with raspberry jam swirled in
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Peanut butter cake filled with a peanut butter cup baked in and finished with a peanut butter frosting dipped in chocolate ganache
Lemon cake filled with lemon curd topped with fresh strawberry buttercream
chocolate and vanilla butter cakes layered and topped with strawberry buttercream
Vanilla cake filled with mascarpone marsala mousse and topped with coffee buttercream dusted lightly with cocoa
Classic cheesecake over chocolate crust topped with caramel, pecans, and chocolate
Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
Classic cheesecake studded with oreo crumbs over a chocolate crust and topped with whip cream
Assortment of flavors may include chocolate chip, white chocolate cranberry macadamia, oatmeal raisin, and sugar.
Bite size – assortment of flavors may include brownies, lemon bars, and raspberry bars.
Bunnie’s coconut, red velvet, chocolate hazelnut, salted caramel, and vanilla
Decorated Sugar Cookies
3 dozen minimum order
Pumpkin, pecan, apple, cherry, strawberry rhubarb
Vanilla and chocolate
Mini Turtle Cheesecake
Chocolate salted caramel, key lime, lemon meringue, mini pavlovas
Vanilla almond,raspberry, passion fruit, chocolate tangerine, mocha, coffee, salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate ganache, lemon lavender, s’mores
“We loved everything and received many, many, wonderful compliments on your work.” – Cate & Tim
One of our experienced staff members will help guide you through the world of cakes to create something that is perfect and unique to your style and needs. You’ll have the opportunity to try some delicious samples as well!
We know that planning a wedding or a milestone event can be a stressful time in life and we want to give you the best experience possible, so we will work with you to schedule a time that works for you to stop in.
We have an extensive portfolio available for you to browse through and we highly encourage you to bring in anything that you would like to use as inspiration for your cake, whether it’s a picture, an invitation, or a swatch of fabric in the perfect color, we want your cake to be personal and inspired by you!
“Everybody loved the cupcakes! The whole evening was so beautiful and magical!” – Deitra
Top Tier Delights is under the leadership of Executive Pastry Chef, Dawn Hodapp. Hodapp was the lead baker with Sun Valley Resorts in Sun Valley Idaho before moving to Minnesota with her family.
Dawn’s love of baking can be traced back to spending time with her mom in the kitchen and watching her create masterpieces. “My mom was a fantastic cook. I have great memories of being a little girl working beside my mom as she taught me how to pipe with buttercream, make roses and other simple designs,” recalls Dawn. When she was old enough she enrolled in Wilton Cake classes and her interest intensified, as she became a ferocious reader and student of cookbooks and culinary classes. “Family and friends were eager and willing guinea pigs lining up to sample all the things I would make,” recalls Dawn.
Dawn went on to formalize her talents in baking by receiving a bachelor’s degree in baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. From there she continued to hone her craft with various restaurants and resorts including serving in the role of Lead Baker with Sun Valley Resorts in Sun Valley, Idaho.
For Dawn, owning Top Tier means having the dream job and her company philosophy is, “You dream it, we can create it!” and loves taking abstract ideas and inspirations that clients have for desserts and turning them into a reality. “I love weddings,” says Dawn. “What more can you ask for than getting to be a part of someone’s day that they will remember forever?”
Lori Anhalt has a passion for the hospitality industry and culinary excellence. Prior to joining Top Tier and the Powers Ventures family as an Assistant Pastry Chef, Lori was the Food and Beverage Supervisor for Canterbury Park and was Co-Owner of a family bakery in Shakopee, Minnesota. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and is a certified Professional Food Manager through the National Environmental Health Association.
Top Tier Delights is a specialty brand of Powers Ventures located in Rochester, Minnesota. Powers Ventures is one of the largest caterers in Minnesota and includes the following organizations under the family umbrella; Canadian Honker Restaurant, Canadian Honker Catering, Rochester International Event Center, Canadian Honker Events Apache and Pinnacle Catering. Annually the organization produces more than 250 weddings per year and an estimated 1,500 corporate and social events. Since 1984, the organization has been building a reputation on respect, honesty, trust and integrity and is known in the community for exceptional customer service, innovative cuisine, philanthropic efforts and community goodwill.
As a result Powers Ventures has been recognized as a national leader in food service excellence with its restaurant, catering and event facilities. Powers Ventures is recognized nationally as one of the nation’s top 100 small businesses through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a 2014 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award recipient, by CaterSource considered one of the largest industry resources for education, products and catering trends in the world.
“Cake is happiness. If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy.”
- C. JoyBell C