Exclusive: Get the Details on Full House Star Dave Coulier’s Homemade Wedding Cake

07/11/2014 at 05:18 PM ET

Dave Coulier Wedding Cake
Kacie Q Photography

Dave Coulier and Melissa Bring’s July 2 wedding at a Montana ranch was casual, unpretentious and loaded with style, which also sums up their incredible wedding cake.

The six-tiered confection featured four layers of chocolate cake with salted caramel filling, as well as two vanilla layers with a raspberry reduction. Guests loved it so much, says the bride, “there wasn’t much left!”

It’s hard to believe the cake came together just four days before the wedding. When the bride’s mom, Cindy, realized that she was too caught up in last-minute chores to bake the cake as she’d planned, a longtime friend and Montana neighbor, Melody Mount, stepped in. And, though it was her first time doing such a large-scale dessert, Mount was undeterred, even when the bride had an unusual request.

“She wanted a ‘naked’ cake,” says Mount. “I never heard of that so I had to look it up.” She soon discovered what “naked” meant: The sides of the cake are left bare — no frosting or fondant — so that the color, texture and fillings are exposed for a more natural look.

The bride’s other wish didn’t require any Googling: She wanted the cake to be chocolate, a favorite of the groom.

Dave Coulier Wedding Cake
Kacie Q Photography

Mount quickly got to work, whipping up the chocolate tiers from a recipe she and her daughter, Jessi, the maid of honor, had been perfecting for 20 years. But because “not everyone likes chocolate,” the amateur baker also made several vanilla layers from a recipe her daughter found.

Since the cake would be displayed outdoors on a summer day, the cake fillings had to be heat-tolerant. Says Mount, an operating-room nurse, “I looked up what kind of filling would hold up in 80-degree heat, not melt or poison anybody!”

Decorations were kept simple — just a few jumbo roses and succulents, which underscored the wedding’s organic feel.

Melissa’s dad came through with the perfect country-themed “table”: a six-inch-thick log that he had cut and leveled for the cake to sit on.

Did Mount chat with any of Coulier’s Full House costars who attended the wedding — John Stamos, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber? “No, it was a busy event so I didn’t talk to them,” she explains.

They were probably busy eating her cake!

For more exclusive images of Coulier’s Montana wedding, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

—Nancy Mattia

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Guest on

What’s with this new trend of taking weeks to cover one wedding? I might be interested the first time but then that’s it.

Susana on

I was wondering the same thing, Guest. Seems there have been an awful lot of stories written about Dave Coulier’s wedding and each and every tiny little detail about it. Slow week for entertainment news? People staff run out of other ideas for articles? Big push by Dave’s reps in Hollywood to boost his career and get his name back out there? Maybe his new wife is trying to launch a new or different career in the TV/entertainment business? Makes you wonder when there’s so much focus given to one person/subject. I’m not saying it isn’t interesting and fun to read about celebrity weddings, but it seems People and some of their competitors go a bit overboard with the coverage sometimes.

Wrongchoice on

That cake looks fabulous!

Sarah S. on

The top chocolate layer looks a little messy and lopsided (maybe due to heat), but it look delicious! Love the homey details, though!

Mary on

That looked lovely …. delicious and unique. But I, too, wonder why you didn’t post it earlier.

bill on

His publicist is really hitting People.com hard.

marlene on

looks like the neighbor made it. What did they use to eat it, a spoon? I’m all for simple, but sloppy is another story.

d on

that “cake” looks disgusting…I hope they didn’t actually pay for that mess.

Heide M on

Interesting cake.

Ken on

Odd-looking cake but it’s awesome because it’s Dave Coulier’s! Watching Full House right now “Honey I Broke The House” when Stephanie accidentally drove Joey’s car into the kitchen.

lo, on

I guess Comet made that hot mess

Lizzy on

Sorry but the cake is awful looking

Jennifer on

It’s 3 tiers not 6. It’s got 6 layers of cake, made into 3 tiers.

Guest on

That looks really awful. Cake gets frosting and beautiful piping for a reason.

gutsygirl on

As a floral designer who has done work for Bradley Cooper and others, I have to say the cake is divine and the garden roses, perfection. Well done, Melody!

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