What a great place to have discovered. (I just joined). I am also new to cake decorating and I can't figure out how to deliver a cake I am making. I will be making a 3 tier wedding cake, all tiers separated with push in pillars. I understand I will need to transport the cake separated. Normally I use a non slip mat in my car and it works fine. But this will be my very first time I am using pillars and separator plates. I have delivered cakes already placed on the cake base, but the separator plates would not be touching the rubber mat since they have their little "feet" to connect with the pillars. How in the world do I transport this cake? Do I have to assemble everything on site? What do I put my cake on to deliver? I am very confused and will be happy for any help.
I'd just still use the non slip mats. The "feet" will sit on them and they won't slide around. I delivered one like this and it was fine. It was a long, PITA delivery, too.
I always box my cakes in heavy boxes that are just a little bigger than the plate. I then set the box on the non-slip shelf liner. The box helps keep any unwanted items out of the frosting. Just be careful when placing the cake in the box and taking it out (always lift a few inches more than you think you need to just to be safe). Once you get to the site for delivery just unbox all the cakes. If you made the marks on the bottom and middle tiers with the cake plate then just push in the pillars and set the plated cakes on top. This shouldn't be real hard. I actually like single layer cakes instead of the stacked ones. Less chance of a disaster in the delivery process. Good luck.
Oh, yeah, I always box mine, too. I kind of just took that for granted. But the non slip mat should work for keeping it steady in the box. I usually put one inside the box and underneath the box. I'm paranoid.
Hi and Welcome to CC, Adevag.
Decoding CC acronyms:
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered, stacked/layer cakes:
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