I am making a 5-tiered wedding cake for this weekend and would like the advice from any of you about construction/travel....
The cake is a 6", 9", 12", 15" and an 18" styrofoam dummy layer - all buttercream/basketweave. It will be on (2) 1/2" foam core boards and double dowel rodded from top to bottom.
The distance it will travel will be approximately 10-15 minutes with no sharp turns, bumps, etc.
QUESTION: would you take the cake all put together if you have help loading and unloading it? I am more nervous about finishing the cake onsite than I would be to travel with it all put together.
Thank you for the advice!
I would definitely use the SPS system. Check out http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603925.html for the complete low down on them. Leah says she delivers hers stacked and ready to go with no issues.
If you have a supply store near you see if they carry them. With the wedding this weekend you might be cutting close so if you don't have a store near you then I'd try using a really good dowel system with a center dowel thru all 5 tiers. Without SPS I might do the 3 large tiered and take the other 2 and put them on there.
Good luck and show us your pics afterward.
Don't forget to factor in the weight of the cake when deciding to assemble beforehand. The five tier I made weighed over 90 pounds! I never could have carried it, and would have hesitated, even with help.
Thank ya'll very much!!
I use the SFS system for support and 3/16" foam core boards under each cake layer.
I think I needed back-up - that I wasn't crazy about assembling the cake for delivery.
Thank you again!
I travel with all of my cakes fully assembled (and every tier is on masonite, as well as a masonite baseboard), so they are quite heavy. but I have never had a disaster. I would never want to assemble onsite. I like to drop and go!
Thanks again! I'm feeling better now.
Your Basketweave is perfection! Great Job
Congratulations on the successful move! And your cake is awesome!
beautiful....glad it worked out!