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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


Top Tier Delights is the corporate bakeshop for Powers Ventures and its’ affiliates. Serving the Rochester International Event Center, Canadian Honker Catering, Canadian Honker Restaurant, Pinnacle Catering, Mayowood Stone Barns, and the Rochester Downtown Hilton Hotel (opening spring 2019), Top Tier caters a large variety of events, conferences and weddings throughout the company.

We work closely with our catering and sales managers and chefs within our companies to create a perfect experience for your event. All of our items are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients to give you the highest quality possible.

In addition, we meet with all of our brides to give them a personal experience in finding the perfect cake and desserts for their wedding. If you are booked with any of our affiliates and would like to schedule a time to meet, please contact us using the link below.

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)


*all cakes & cupcakes marked with an asterisk can be made GF for an additional cost


*Classic Wedding: Almond Sponge Cake with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream

*Lemon Raspberry: Vanilla sponge cake with layers of lemon curd and raspberry buttercream finished with vanilla buttercream

*Funfetti: Classic rainbow sprinkle funfetti cake filled and finished with vanilla bean buttercream

Chocolate Wedding: Chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate red wine mousse and finished with either vanilla bean or chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Salted Caramel Peanut: Chocolate cake filled with our rich peanut butter cream and finished with a salted caramel buttercream

Cookies & Cream: Layers of our classic vanilla and chocolate sponge cakes stacked together with oreo cream filling and finished with either vanilla bean or chocolate buttercream

Carrot Our classically made simple carrot cake filled and finished with cream cheese frosting


*Classic Vanilla

Vanilla butter cake with vanilla bean buttercream

Classic Chocolate

Dark chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate mousse and topped with vanilla bean buttercream and shaved dark chocolate

Classic Red

Our house favorite red velvet with cream cheese frosting

Simply Carrot

Spiced carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

*Honey Lavender

Lavender scented cake with a touch of honey finished with a light lemon buttercream and topped with crystallized violet

*Cinnamon Roll

Vanilla cinnamon streusel cupcake topped with cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting

Premium Cupcakes

*Caramel Spiced Apple

Spiced apple cupcake topped with a caramel buttercream and finished with a drizzle of caramel

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

Banana Foster

Banana cupcake topped with caramel rum buttercream and garnished with caramelized cocoa nibs

Pina Colada

Pineapple coconut rum cupcake topped with a dark rum vanilla bean buttercream and garnished with toasted coconut

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Peanut butter and chocolate swirled cake topped with a swirl of peanut butter cream and ganache


Vanilla cake filled with mascarpone marsala mousse and topped with coffee buttercream dusted lightly with cocoa

Cheesecake Selections

Classic Vanilla

topped with fresh whip and berries


oreo crust with vanilla cheesecake topped with caramel drenched pecans and drizzled with ganache


vanilla cheesecake topped with toasted marshmallow and drizzled with ganache

Key Lime

Vanilla cheesecake with a lime twist topped with fresh whip cream and lime zest

White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl

cheesecake laced with white chocolate and housemade jam on an oreo crust topped with ganache, fresh whip and fresh raspberry

Triple Chocolate

classic chocolate cheesecake on an oreo crust topped with ganache, whip cream and shaved dark chocolate

Cookies & Cream

classic cheesecake on an oreo crust laced with cookie crumbs and topped with whip cream and an oreo garnish

Pumpkin Spice

pumpkin cheesecake with all the fall spices on a gingersnap crust and topped with fresh whip cream

À La Carte Desserts


chocolate chip, soft sugar, oatmeal chocolate chip and M&M


brownies, lemon bars, raspberry bars, blondies, peanut butter M&M, rice crispy and pecan praline.

Fruit Tarts

3 dozen minimum order

Mini Pies

Pumpkin, pecan, apple, French silk and key lime

Mini Flourless Chocolate Tortes

topped with either peanut butter cream or fresh whip cream and berries

Gourmet Tarts

Chocolate salted caramel, chocolate peanut butter, key lime, lemon meringue, mini pavlovas

French Macarons

Vanilla almond,raspberry, passion fruit, mocha, coffee, salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate ganache, lemon lavender, mango

“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?”

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
2112 2nd Street SW. Suite #100
Rochester, Minnesota 55902

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