Ah ok. I get it. The pic helped a lot. I've been trying to order myself a set but I'm having a couple problems with payment. I'm not in the US and there seem to be credit card issues. Hopefully I can get them sorted soon.
I have a wedding cake in October which is my first 4 tier. She wants the top and bottom tiers to be traditional heavy fruit wedding cake and the middle two to be chocolate. My fear is the weight of that top tier on the chocolate cuz fruit cake is not light. Hopefully I have my cake stackers by then .
that is one of the things I really love about this system. Previously if someone had wanted a light mousse cake for a stacked cake I just had to say no. Now I can say yes!
My Cake Stackers has been shipped!!!!!!
Congrats! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine. For me I never had a fast way to measure and cut a bunch of dowels and center columns and making sure they were perfectly even was a headache. I have streamlined my business and cut out all the dowel related labor and waste by having the cakestackers instead.
That is a beautiful anniversary cake. Can you tell me how you managed the transport?
thank you! I transported all the cake tiers separately and arranged the flowers in foam and had each arrangement separate. on the cake stackers stand I had already assembled the center columns and screwed the dowel legs in to the proper height so that when I got there it was very fast to build.
so when you're assembling, do you thread each cake down over the central rod, put on a nut or something, add a metal plate, slide down another cake, etc.
Is that how you stack?
Take a look at the videos on the pages below. They explain how to do it.
here is the cake picture
thanks for the compliment sweet_honesty
Such a beautiful cake...I'd be afraid of using a plastic stand for this one...
I just checked out the cake stackers web site, and I'm getting interested. I know it's a lot of money, but for me, one of the advantages is not having to cut dowels or plate legs, which I have to do with the SPS. Besides it has a lot more applications..i guess i'm liking it...
I'm wondering, can it be used for a topsy turvy? I mean the ones the you carve a hole so you stack the tiers horizontally...
do you mean topsy turvy or "topsy caddy wampus" they are working on making it do the latter and Steph has directions on how to do topsy turvy with it.
thanks for the compliment! No way would I have wanted that on a plastic stand. They had it right by the edge of the dance floor where the Indian children (boys) were to do a very lively dance. On this stand I did not have to sweat bullets over that. I love the peace of mind as well as not having to cut dowels. It also makes my customers feel secure and confident about their cake being stable. So far everyone has been happy to pay the deposit and impressed by the professional equipment being used for their cake. (I show them or show pictures/email photos so they know what the deposit is for). I was worried about people balking over it but the reactions have been the opposite. very positive.
A topsy turvy cake llike this one...
I tried other methods and olny like this one for cake safety issues...
yes it does work for doing that, with exactly that method only with the cake stackers everything screws into place and is locked down very secure.
LOVE your rubber ducky cake on your website BTW. VERY COOL!
What a cool system for stacking cakes! I gasped when she flipped that cake upside down and swung it around the room. I've never seen this system before so I can't offer any advice, sorry. I'm glad you started this thread though. It's looks awesome.
thanks, I've got it now and got all my questions pretty well figured out. The system is awesome I really love it. The cake stand takes a lot of stress out of the picture. Especially right now it has been over 100 degrees here for the past few weeks with 99% humidity. I would not want to put a wedding cake together using any other method in this weather! I've used the fondant ribbon cutter more than I thought I would, the ability to use it as an extra large turntable is nice and I have set it up in a lot of different configurations. Can't wait until it cools down enough here for me to feel like doing some dummy cakes and really playing with all the designs I can do with this.
Just saw the video...still trying to scrape my jaw off the carpet.
I WANT it.
katiebelle where did you get your fondant ribbon cutter?
The fondant ribbon cutter comes as part of the set.
LOVE your rubber ducky cake on your website BTW. VERY COOL!
Thanks, it was for my brother in law who likes motorcycles and his nick name is duck in spanish.
thanks I wonder if they are going to be at the ices show?
Will I ordered one and I can't wait to use it. I had 2 cakes collapse on me and from that moment on I knew money what not the issue, my business is. I will let you know how it works out, I am doing a cake next week to try it out.
Oh my gosh, I am so sorry you had two cakes collapse! I cannot imagine... I would be so devastated. I had two "almost disasters" which is when I decided the same thing, it's about my reputation and my business. I think if you want your business to be on solid ground your cakes need to be on a solid support system!
My Cake Stackers is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I need an excuse to use it before October....hmmmmm
Congrats! Hope you like it as well as I like mine! Excuse to use it before October.....hmmmm I am sure something will come up. If nothing else make a dummy cake and play with the stand configurations.
Drilling Dummy Cakes:
use corded high rpm drill (not cordless)
5/8 bit for center column
3/8 bit for support legs
HAVE FUN!!! SHARE SOME PICS!
I drilled a dummy cake and then have been too busy to decorate the dummy cake. Soon though, soon. Perhaps in this hot, hot July when biz is slow.If I don't camp out in a sprinkler or pool somewhere!
I just ordered this system this morning! I did a search for it on here and found this thread, so I am putting my two cents in.
After I saw it about a few days ago, I knew I had to get it! I have NEVER had a cake disaster before except for one time where I was able to start all over again on a no pay cake for a friend. I always read about cake disasters on here and I always have that little fear in my head each time I make a cake if this might be the time I have my cake disaster.
I decided to quit while I'm ahead and buy cake stackers to set my mind at ease. As soon as it gets here I am going to be trying all kinds of things! I can't wait! I love that I can use them is so many different ways including the upside down cake! Oh the stress-free fun I'll have! And no more trimming dowels! I've used SPS too, and would again too, but cake stackers will allow me to make a lot of other things too!
I've used SPS too, and would again too, but cake stackers will allow me to make a lot of other things too!
My sentiments exactly.
BTW. I was just showing my daughter some cake stackers videos and found they have some sets and plates on sale!!
I ordered mine last night!! I'm so excited!!!
I am doing a cake on mine this weekend and am super thankful I have it. We are back up toward the 100 degree mark here again! I would be so stressed ifI was doing cakes without it right now.
My friend (who has a cake shop) had an "almost disaster in this heat. The venue where the cake was has the air conditioning go out after she delivered/ before the reception the hall called her because the cake was beginning to lean. She was afraid it would fall before she could even get there to do damage control, luckily it did not fall. She got there and tried to shove extra support in without disassembling the cake. She about had a nervous breakdown after that.
It's those days that make the expense of this thing look minor, I have three upcoming cakes going out on HOT HOT days in the height of the afternoon steam bath, (given I am taking plenty of precautions in the heat) but I am not overly worried about it since I know the support system is rock solid.
Let me throw an idea to you gals (and guys) concenrning cake stackers and deposit fee...
How about if I don't ask for a deposit fee, but instead I charge say $20.-- dlls to go back to the venue (chef's coat attire) and disassemble the cake just after the cutting of the cake ritual, and leave the cake to be cut by the venue's staff. Just disassemble the cake, take my stuff and leave...
That way you don't risk loosing small pieces...