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“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


If you can dream it, we can create it!

Small Boutique Style Bakery

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.

Contact us to set up your private tasting and consultation!

“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

Our Services

Our tiered cakes include four layers of cake with three layers of filling and our sheet cakes all have two layers of cake with filling between.

Specialty Cakes

Tiered  Cakes

Carved Cakes

Sheet Cakes

Full Sheet (96 servings)
1⁄2 Sheet (48 servings)
1⁄4 Sheet (24 servings)



Cupcakes with Filling

Premium Cupcakes

Cake Flavors

Wedding White
Honey Spice
Red Velvet
Lovely Lemon
Gluten Free White


Lemon Raspberry Cream
Chocolate Mousse
Oreo Cream
Raspberry Jam
Strawberry Cream
Cream Cheese
Vanilla Cream
Peanut Butter Cream


Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate Buttercream
Whip Cream
Cream Cheese


Classic Vanilla

Vanilla butter cake with vanilla bean buttercream

Classic Chocolate

Chocolate butter cake with chocolate buttercream

Classic Red

House favorite red velvet with cream cheese frosting

Simply Carrot

Spiced carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Fall Favorite

Pumpkin spice cake with chai buttercream

Cupcakes with Fillings

Triple Chocolate Threat

Chocolate chocolate chip cake with chocolate mousse filling topped with chocolate buttercream

Oreo Surprise

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

Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate & vanilla cheesecakes swirled together over chocolate crust

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Classic vanilla cheesecake with raspberry jam swirled in

Premium Cupcakes

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

Strawberry Lemonade

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

Turtle Cheesecake

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

À La Carte Desserts


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.

Cake Pops

Bunnie’s coconut, red velvet, chocolate hazelnut, salted caramel, and vanilla

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Fruit Tarts

3 dozen minimum order

Mini Pies

Pumpkin, pecan, apple, cherry, strawberry rhubarb

Mini Cheesecake

Vanilla and chocolate

Mini Turtle Cheesecake

Cream Puffs

Gourmet Tarts

Chocolate salted caramel, key lime, lemon meringue, mini pavlovas

French Macarons

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

Complimentary Tastings

We offer complimentary tastings and consultations for all of our weddings.

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!

Contact us for your complimentary tasting

“Everybody loved the cupcakes! The whole evening was so beautiful and magical!” – Deitra

About Us

If you can dream it, we can create it!

Dawn Hodapp

Dawn Hodapp – Executive Pastry Chef

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

Lori Anhalt – Assistant Pastry Chef

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.

About Powers Ventures

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.

Catersource 2014 Achievement in Catering Excellence logo

All of Powers Ventures executive chefs are certified graduates of prestigious culinary arts schools including the Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary institution. The team brings more than 60 years of collective culinary experience in four star signature hotels, resorts, private clubs and signature restaurants across the country.

2014 US Chamber of Commerce Blue RibbonDream Big Small Business of the Year Award

“Cake is happiness. If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy.”
- C. JoyBell C

Contact Us

We look forward to serving you and hope that you will email us to schedule a complimentary tasting!




Top Tier Delights
7333 Airport View Drive SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902

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