Help! Traveling 50 Miles With 3 Tiered Cake How To???

Decorating By cakesbydina Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 7:18pm by ibmoser

cakesbydina Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:27pm
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Does anyone know the proper technigue with traveling a tiered cake in the back of a mini van. I don't know how to use dowels to stablize the cake. ANy tips for a cake due this saturday would be appreciated.

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tiggy2 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:15pm
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The SPS system is the best support system to use but you probably don't have time to order it now. There is a turtorial on here using dowels. You have to have some type of support system.

leah_s Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:23pm
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Yes, SPS would have been the way to go. Also you will need non-skid mat.

You do have to have some type of support system.

Shelly4481 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:26pm
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Just do as tiggy2 says and look at the tutorial and make sure you put a dowel thru all three layers. Maybe even two long dowels. A few inches apart. Drive slow, take corners slow. You can put the cake board on a towel in the back of van with a/c on high. Remember cold cakes travel better than warm. So if you can keep in fridge till transport that is best. If using cardboards between layers, I would double or triple them and you still can get a sharpened dowel through all. What kind of supports are you using?

cakesbydina Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:34pm
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thanks for replying however I don't understand what you are saying. I am new to this. What is SPS and where do I find instructions on using dowels? Can you provide the link?

tiggy2 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:05pm
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Here's a link to the article on doweling. The SPS system can be purchased at Oasis supply online.
http://www.cakecentral.com/article23-Teired-Stacked-Cake-Construction.html

tiggy2 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:04pm
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I would also suggest that you stack on site instead of trying to travel 50 miles with it already stacked since you've never done a stacked cake before.

ibmoser Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:18pm
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Stacking on site would be the best bet if at all possible, and be sure to take an "emergency kit" of extras with you to make little repairs if necessary.

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