Do you all take a "repair kit" with you when you set up wedding cakes? What kinds of things do you take? My list so far includes: extra sugar flowers (in case of breakage), royal icing in a decorating bag (for any repairs) and a camera to take a picture of the cake on the cake table. By the way, I'm taking the cake assembled - it's a three tier cake. And yes it will be properly dowelled etc. Anything else I should take?
I always take extra fondant or buttercream in the colors used on the cake. Small rolling pin (if fondant), extra plastic dowels (just in case).
In addition to everything you've mentioned, I also take an offset spatula, floral wire, scissors, disposable gloves, a clean dry kitchen towel and handi-wipes (for sticky hands). I use a small toolbox and keep it set up with the repair kit items so it's always ready to go when I have a cake to deliver.
I have a huge tool box that has EVERYTHING you can think of in it. the top has pull out dawers that hold my tips, couplers..etc. inside holds my dowel rods, cutter, floral wire, tape, I even have corage pins in there. YOu would be amazed at how many corsages and boutineers I have made at weddings because they forgot someone. ( I think it is all the extras I do at weddings that I end up getting tipped so much. I don't ask for tips, but I seem to get them on every cake). HUbby calls it my tip box, instead of tool box.
I also make sure I take icing bags with all the colors used on the cake ready to go incase of emergencies !!
oh almost forgot.. I also have a cake serving set that i keep in there, it has been used at three weddings so far !!! YUP.. they forgot to buy the serving set.