My brother had a very short (and I mean short!) engagement so I ended up just using the fake cake I did a month ago and adding a real top tier. I love my brother but the thought of standing on my feet that long at nine months pregnant was not appealing to me! His bride actually said she didn't want a cake but we all talked her into having one so she wouldn't regret it later on. They definitely had fun smashing it in each other's face!