How Early Would You Deliver A Wedding Cake?

Decorating By rhesp1212 Updated 26 Jun 2010 , 11:21am by cakes47

rhesp1212 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:20pm
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I have a 5 tier wedding cake to deliver this Saturday for a friend of mine. The ceremony is at 5:30pm and guests are expected to arrive at the reception hall around 7pm. I was originally thinking of delivering the cake around 3-3:30pm because it's an hour away and I have to assemble on site (giving myself an hour to set up just in case of mishaps). Do you think that's too early? Should I wait until closer to the reception time?

How early do you deliver big wedding cakes?

Thanks,
Valerie

8 replies
Wesha Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:29pm
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I have delivered up to 4 hours before the ceremony. This gives me time to correct any wrongs that happened while the cake was in transit icon_smile.gif to the reception hall.

thanks

tarheelgirl Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:30pm
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I always deliver my cakes chilled. Normally I set up at least 2 hours before sometimes 3 depending on the location. This gives the cake time to come to room temp. If its indoors I would say it would be fine. Good luck!

KHalstead Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:31pm
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If you are doweling them and stacking them properly, they should be able to stand straight with no issues for a MONTH! A few hours shouldn't make or break the cake. the only concern with time is if you have a perishable filling in the cake, otherwise I wouldn't worry about it (unless of course it's 100+ degrees out and in a room with no ac!)

brincess_b Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 5:39pm
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Remember to check with the venue tht you can set up on the cake table at that time, or will they need you to leave the cake for them to move...
xx

rhesp1212 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 6:01pm
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Awesome....thanks for the quick replies. I was second guessing myself that it might be too early. The only thing I worry about is other vendors coming in and out after I have left and messing something up. But, they shouldn't really be anywhere near the cake table. It's going to be stacked and doweled, so I'm not worried about it tipping over or anything like that.

I just emailed the event coordinator to make sure the A/C will be on. The tables will all be set up the day before, but I'm confirming that too.

Thanks so much!
Valerie

brincess_b Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 10:11am
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be sur eto take a picture before you leave from all angles!
xx

mamawrobin Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 10:30am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

If you are doweling them and stacking them properly, they should be able to stand straight with no issues for a MONTH! A few hours shouldn't make or break the cake. the only concern with time is if you have a perishable filling in the cake, otherwise I wouldn't worry about it (unless of course it's 100+ degrees out and in a room with no ac!)




Ditto thumbs_up.gif Word for word icon_smile.gif

cakes47 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 11:21am
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DITTO for pictures from all angles and show venue background so they'll know for
sure it was in fine shape when you left it. icon_wink.gif

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