Wow! Cake Support/stand!

Decorating By katies_cakes Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 3:10am by Brandee8011

katies_cakes Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:12pm
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Just found this: www.wedding-cake-stands.com they deliver outside the u.s and have 25% off. has anyone else seen/used this? it sounds amazing! you can make chandelier (upside down), cascading, spiral, steps, topsy turvy cakes etc and transport them saftely! i want one so badly, but not sure what size set to get. you can also use it as a turntable! is it worth investing in?

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bridge72 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:32pm
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icon_eek.gif This looks amazing! Nice find! thumbs_up.gif

anasazi17 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:36pm
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I just checked out the site, watched the video, and nearly lost my lunch when she turned the cake upside down!! LOL I would be interested to hear from someone who has used this....there looks like there are some small metal parts involved, which may not be good. Can't wait to hear

susanscakecreations Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:38pm
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Yes, definitely looks intriguing!!!!!! But I also would love to hear from someone who has actually used it............

MnSnow Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:43pm
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But did you look at the prices?

Made of stainless steel so it would be food safe

katies_cakes Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 5:44pm
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yeah, its pricy, thats why i want more info before i buy. they claim its a major time saver and we would never need dowels etc again. of course its reusable too. what i dont get tho is if i buy the set with the 12" base plate, does that mean all my cakes on that stand have to have a 14" base cake? what if i want a smaller one, could i use one of the levels (say the 10" ) as the base board? does that make sense? also what would you cover the metal base board with? i usually use fondant and ribbon, i wouldnt want the metal showing!

Roxybc Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 5:49pm
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Looks interesting, but it would be such a pain to guarentee your going to get all of those pieces back after you've delivered the cake and it's been cut up & eaten at the venue. It looks like you'd have to leave the whole thing there, and I would hate to pay a ton of money for it and then not get all of it back at the end of the night and be unable to use it again. You'd have to charge a deposit for that, but the end result with a topsy turvey cake could be pretty cool.

katies_cakes Posted 1 May 2010 , 9:54am
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Yeah, i thought that too, you would definatley need to charge a deposit for the stand that the customer would get back once all the pieces are returned in the condition they were sent in. it would be really nice to be able to make those styles of cake saftely, but would the cost and hassle be worth it in the end?! i mean how many orders would we acctualy get for an upside down cake etc?

aprilblack Posted 1 May 2010 , 11:27am
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this looks really neat. let us know how it works if you get it.. Seems like it would actually save you money in the end.. Kinda like an investment. Like everyone else said, as long as you charge a deposit to assure you get your pieces back, you should be good!! Im very interested in it myself!

dalis4joe Posted 1 May 2010 , 11:57am
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I had seen it before... but when I saw the $$$$... I killed the wondow lol

Brandee8011 Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:43pm
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Ladies,
My name is Brandee Beavers and I happen to own the cakestacker set. This is a great product because it offers so much! The price is reasonable for many reasons, it is cheaper in terms of not having to purchase wooden dowels and plastic rods, is quick to use since it takes less time and stress from stacking a tiered cake properly. Second, it offers versatility; this set allows you to do so much! I can create different types of presentations with this set such as change the numbers of tiered stacks, cascades, step cakes, unique one of a kind cakes and even use the set in creating a large cupcake stand, its just that awesome! It also comes with a cutter set that you can put together to cut gumpaste and fondant, I use this cutter to cut consistent strips of ribbon that I make bows with. Since all the pieces work together, you can use what you already own and purchase a turntable attachment which puts two bases together to create a very large 20", 17" or 15" turntable, if you check out the price of a very large turntable you will see that the cakestackers set is well worth the price just for this setup alone. Third, the set is quality, I like the fact that is strong and reliable the cakestacker set provides you the peace of mind of knowing that your tiered cake will get to the venue safely without the worry of it tipping over or coming apart, which was the one reason I decided to purchase it. I like it and find it well worth my money. I would strongly encourage any cake decorator that puts wedding cakes together to buy it.

Brandee Beavers

Brandee8011 Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:47pm
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I saw that some of you were worried about losing pieces of this cakestacker at a venue. I have to say that I do charge a deposit for the set for this very reason, but I have not run into any problems and actually find that the pieces are no different than the plastic set I used to use. Most of the parts tend to stay together when I pick them up after the party.

Brandee Beavers

Katiebelle74 Posted 7 May 2010 , 9:07pm
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So you pick it up after the reception rather than having the customer return it to you? Do you pick up late at night? First thing in the morning? If they leave it at the venue then how does that work? I always have my customers retain responsibility until it my stand is returned to me. I am putting even more thought into the best way to handle this since I just ordered a cake stackers system and have a much larger amount of money invested in my cake stand. Thanks for any helpful tips!

Also...I had posted this in another thread not realizing this thread was here... but have a few other questions

Do you have a cake stackers system? How do you like it? What designs have you done with it? I just ordered one and am excited about everythin it can do and how solid it seems. I would love to hear from others who have experience with it. How much of a deposit do you take to ensure it's unharmed return? Have you had any problems with getting all pieces returned? What info did you give the venue/caterer so they would know how to work the stand? (written info? pictures?___??) Appreciate any and all info. on this!

KHalstead Posted 7 May 2010 , 9:25pm
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I use a cake safe which seems kinda similar only not NEARLY as many pieces and it's all contained in a box which I LOVE.

I can flip my cakes upside down too, though I don't really have a reason to lol.

conchita Posted 31 May 2010 , 9:09pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I use a cake safe which seems kinda similar only not NEARLY as many pieces and it's all contained in a box which I LOVE.

I can flip my cakes upside down too, though I don't really have a reason to lol.




Yes KHalstead, this is exactly what I was going to say I agree with you the cake safe box looks a lot better and you can flip your cakes upside down too.
I did not like the Cake Stackers support system. It has so many pieces and is a little confusing. I decided to return my order because I figure if I deliver a cake and a piece gets lost I am in trouble. another thing I did not like about the cake stackers is the cardboards with holes that I need to purchase from them in order to use the system.
my opinion will be check out both pages the cake stackers and the safe box and they both have videos to see how they work out. the box is a little expensive but in my opinion is worth it. the cake stackers is not that expensive but it gave me a headache when I saw all those pieces. and cake stackers have their prices down. you might want to order it and try it and see it for yourself.
good luck thumbs_up.gif

Brandee8011 Posted 31 May 2010 , 9:31pm
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I am sorry you found the cake stackers system difficult to work with, I really do like mine because it provides versatility in so many ways, and I can use some pieces as turntables for my very large cakes.
I have never had a problem with losing pieces but if I did I know that my hardware store has the threaded pieces available.
As for the cardboard issue, I don't purchase the cardboards from the site, because I cut my own out as I need them using a leather punch.
Personally, feel that this cakestacker set is awesome! I intend to purchase the square set soon!

Brandee Beavers

Darthburn Posted 31 May 2010 , 9:49pm
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7yyrt Posted 31 May 2010 , 10:03pm
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Sorry I hurt your feelings.

peg818 Posted 31 May 2010 , 10:14pm
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I like the cake club and what a bargain icon_smile.gif


I have seen the cake stackers and avoided buying because of all the little pieces that i would have to keep track of. I find that the sps system is very reliable and so reasonably priced that there is no reason for me to order the cake stackers system


Although i will say i saw them at the great american cake show, and had they had the basic set there to sell, they were just showing them, i probably would have bought as an impulse item. So Brandi if you do have a stake in the company maybe pass that info on to them. They could get the people when they are in the spending mood, and before they really have a chance to think about it.

Darthburn Posted 31 May 2010 , 10:34pm
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I'm not defending Brandee, not am I trying to get in the middle of this... but I found her website and it would appear that she didn't always use cake stackers.

Now I don't know if she is sponsored by them or what... because the posts do sound like info-mercials, but at least we know she is an actual baker and not just a sales rep.

http://fancyeventcakes.com/default.aspx

Brandee8011 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 12:46am
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Ladies,
Thats hurtful, I have no stake with regards to this cakestackers product and to be truthful, I am still learning may way around this forum. I just like the product and find it very useful. I just see the things that I can get from the use of it, and would like others to know about it.
Go ahead and think what you may, I was just expressing the use that I have with it. Here's my website: www.fancyeventcakes.com

Brandee Beavers

Karen421 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:05am
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Brandee your cakes are very nice! & Welcome to CC!

7yyrt Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:08am
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It was not intending to be hurtful, that was the impression I received.
ImageWelcome to CC, and I am sorry I jumped to conclusions as to your reasons for being here.

sberryp Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:19am
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Brandi, I am sorry that someone was unpleasant to you, but I am thankfull for you advice. I know the girl on the cake stackers website through youtube (so no I don't really know her) and have watched several videos about the product. Check them out ladies. The cake stackers are cheaper than then cake safe.


sberryp Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:20am
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Brandi welcome to CC by the way and most people on here are very nice and always willing to help. I love CC.

sweet_honesty Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:35am
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Hi Brandee,
I was thinking of getting the cake stackers system myself. I was wondering how easy it was to get the cake over the centre post. There is another thread on this topic but that person uses a cake core so there's a hole in the cake anyways. I'm afraid that it will displace too much cake and that I'll end up cracking my fondant.

Darthburn Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:12am
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icon_smile.gif And yes, welcome! No offense meant if I did offend (but I didn't think I was included in that cause I'm not a lady and you didn't say gentlemen haha! )

Btw... yes, your cakes are gorgeous.

Brandee8011 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:38am
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Sweet-honesty,
I use the cake board with the hole punched out as a template for placement of the center post. After I ice the cake with buttercream or fondant, I proceed by marking the area from the top of the cake and simply cut out the center. I hope this was helpful.

Brandee Beavers

sweet_honesty Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:45am
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Do you use a knife to cut out the hole? I was thinking that maybe I could get a piece of PVC pipe in the appropriate size and kinda "core" the cake before I even frost it. Don't know how easy this would be to do though.......Guess I have some experimenting to do icon_smile.gif

sberryp Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:45am
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Sorry for leaving the guys out and see everybody on here are nice and very supportive. Thanks CC

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