Thanks everyone for the positive comments. I learned some valuable lessons from this experience. When I replaced the top tier, I did put a small circle of cardboard on top and covered it with white buttercream before I put the topper back on. It held up nicely the rest of the night. By the way, the topper was purchased by the bride so I felt obligated to use it. Not a very good one either.
11/11/09 at 8:00am