Do wedding cakes need a topper?

When should you put a cake topper on?

Our tests have shown once printed, cake toppers are at their best when used within 2 – 3 weeks. Printed cake toppers will work on most cake coverings but the best results are achieved when used on smooth, fondant icing or shop bought, ready iced cakes.

Why do wedding cakes have 3 tiers?

Practical Uses. The more recent (and non-symbolic) tradition of the three tiers is to use the bottom tier for eating at the reception, the middle tier to distribute as gifts and souvenirs, and to save the top tier for a first anniversary.

Can you eat your wedding cake a year later?

Experts Agree That Eating Frozen Wedding Cake Is Safe — But Not Risk-Free. ‘I’m not dead yet!’ A long-honored tradition for married couples is to freeze the top layer of the wedding cake so they can eat it on their first anniversary for good luck.

Can I put a cake topper on buttercream?

Your Icing Cake Topper can be applied to almost any kind of icing. Roll out icing (also known as sugar paste/fondant), royal icing, buttercream icing or glaze icing. … Otherwise, apply your icing sheet just before you plan to serve your cake so the moisture doesn’t have time to affect the quality of the topper!

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What is the best buttercream to use on a wedding cake?

As far as buttercream options go, MacIsaac says Swiss and Italian meringue are the two most delicious options. “Both Italian and Swiss are made using meringue, just with slightly different techniques—resulting in a light, fluffy, exceptionally smooth, and less-sweet buttercream,” she explains.