Cake Safes Saved Me $1000!

Business By tootie0809 Updated 6 Oct 2010 , 8:39pm by Loucinda

tootie0809 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 3:28am
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I have to rave, yet again, about my Cake Safes! I had 2 of them both with 3-tier cakes in my SUV this weekend, headed out for my deliveries, nothing special, same thing I do just about every Saturday. While not completely paying attention to the road as I scanned for street name signs, I hit a very large speed bump going around 25 mph. Let me tell you, I'm not exaggerating that both Cake Safes went at least 2-3 inches in the air and came down HARD. A couple glass bowls that were traveling in the back with the miscellaneous cake stands, etc. broke to pieces. I stopped the car, ran back and opened the back door to inspect what I thought was sure to be a disaster, I breathed a huge sigh of relief that one cake was perfectly fine, absolutely nothing wrong with it. The other one, the one that went even higher and came down harder than the other cake, had very minor damage....we're talking a misplaced border and a little bit of smudge on the top of the top tier. Other than that, my cakes were completely intact and deliverable. We just had to stick the part of the border that fell off back on, and good to go! Had those cakes not been in the Cake Safes, I have no doubt in my mind they would have both been destroyed completely. I would have had to refund over $1000 for both cakes had that happened. Can I tell you how much I love my Safes????? They are one of the best investments I've ever made in my business!

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littlecake Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 5:59am
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how great!

are they expensive?

hard to use?

tonedna Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 6:18am
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They do look like a great investment. Glad all went well and you are safe!
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patticakesnc Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 6:35am
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Originally Posted by littlecake

how great!

are they expensive?

hard to use?

$375 to $495 each you can google the website.

cms2 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 12:50pm
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These are really interesting. I hadn't heard of them before. I looked at their website...are they only available for purchase at shows? And do you REALLY need all the different sizes or could you just use a larger safe even with smaller cakes?

tootie0809 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 1:35pm
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I ordered mine directly through their site. Scott is so great to work with. I actually have 3 Cake Safes, and Scott worked with me to build a custom sized safe for some of my larger cakes, but I also have a small and a small tall box, which I use the most. It's nice to have some different sizes, but I started with 1 and just added more as I needed different sizes. They are not expensive at all when you think of the possibility of having a cake disaster, like I almost did. The Cake Safes more than paid for themselves this past weekend just by saving me 2 entire wedding cakes and not only that but saving my reputation had I had to tell 2 brides that their cakes were destroyed. So to me, they are invaluable. Plus, I've been able to take on more deliveries per weekend because I can deliver my cakes assembled and much more quickly than I can before I had the Safes. I'm usually in and out of a venue in less than 10 minutes. And yes, they are very easy and simple to use. They send an awesome instruction sheet wtih them with pictures on exactly how to use them. I had them assembled and "figured out" within 20 minutes or so of opening the package.

Christy0722 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 1:43pm
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I met Scott at a show back in the spring and he had several of his Cake Safe's there. I watched him tip over a very large 4 tier cake almost onto its side and the cake never moved!! If I ever get my business going I will most definitely be contacting him!! thumbs_up.gif

daltonam Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 1:59pm
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...thanks for sharing & I'm VERY glad that your cakes got there with just that little minor damage....that's always a fear of mine, damage in travel.

Jenn2179 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 2:25pm
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My cake safe is coming in the mail today.

what_a_cake Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 2:28pm
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Cool! they definitively worth the investment... now tell me do they give some insulation? I'm thinking here in Southeastern states many of us had disasters due to heat, think they may help a little in this aspect too?

christeena Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 2:48pm
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I'm with you!! I adore my CakeSAfe and cannot ever imagine being without it again. Just the knowledge that I can deliver stacked and not worry about assembling on site takes a ton of stress off of me! A few minutes before I load the cake, I crank on the AC and we are good to go. Check out their website for more info. and testimonials! Scott is amazing to work with and it is super easy to use!! You won't regret purchasing one, I promise you that!!

mrscunningham Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 3:26pm
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I had never heard of this.. It looks AMAZING!

countrycaker Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 3:55pm
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Does the pressure of pushing the rod through the cardboard cake circles ever cause the cake to buckle or crack?

tootie0809 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 3:58pm
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Originally Posted by countrycaker

Does the pressure of pushing the rod through the cardboard cake circles ever cause the cake to buckle or crack?

I've never had that problem at all, not once. The rod actually goes through the cardboard very easily. Just a little steady pressure and it's locked in place in no time.

jenmat Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 5:12pm
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without my Safes, my summer would have been hell. It was HOT and HUMID every day that it wasn't raining. AND some days I had six cakes, and would never have been able to assemble onsite and remain on schedule.

TOTALLY worth the money, and delivery has never been so stress free.

And yes, the safes are designed to repel outside heat. It will keep your cake cooler for much longer. Its also great if you have a small one, then put the whole cake in the fridge, cakesafe and all, it will help repel moisture, and make the "warming up" period much easier on your cakes.

Scott is fantastic to work with.

I truly wouldn't have my sanity without my Safes. My husband convinced me to spend the money, and he was totally right. (but don't tell him!)

Loucinda Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 9:01pm
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Ditto on ALL the above. The Cake Safe is a quality product, looks SO professional for the delivery of the cake (looks sooo much nicer than a packing box from Home Depot) protects, and insulates it. I delivered a cake in a monsoon here in Ohio without any damage to the cake too.

I LOVE mine, and I am getting their new product the airbrush booth too!! Check it out on their website - I can't wait to play with it!!!

Scott and Julie are top notch, and stand behind their awesome products!

Here is their website for those who haven't seen them.

tootie0809 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 9:33pm
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Oh yes! Delivering in the rain with a Cake Safe is another reason right there to love them! I may be drenched after the delivery, but the cake is dry and happy! icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 9:48pm
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I can understand if you have several weddings per day, but for businesses that don't schedule more than one wedding per day, does it really save that much time versus putting the tiers in separate boxes and assembling it on-site?

tootie0809 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:16pm
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Originally Posted by jasonkraft

I can understand if you have several weddings per day, but for businesses that don't schedule more than one wedding per day, does it really save that much time versus putting the tiers in separate boxes and assembling it on-site?

For me, it really does save time, even if I have only 1 delivery for the day, which is very common. Whether I have 1 or 3 deliveries, it's nice to get in and get out and on with my day as quickly as possible.

They're also worth it for the peace of mind that you can slam on your brakes, hit a speed bump way too fast (like me), or take a corner at a normal speed and your cake will survive. If you save yourself even just 1 cake disaster where you'd have to refund all or part of the money, it's paid for itself right there.

Cricketina Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 11:49pm
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Do you sell or work for the company that sells cake safe.?

Loucinda Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:39am
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No, I don't. I just love quality products. I also love my hobart, my ML pans, my LG convection oven, my GREX airbrush, my 80 containers of dusts....I can go on, but I think my point is made. When someone comes along with a product that is as useful and saves us time and aggravation, and is high quality, it is well worth sharing it with your peers.

I have a business, and having quality products that help me be more productive are invaluable.

loriemoms Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:11am
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If you have to put a rod through the cake, how do you use it with SPS systems?
Just curious, as I will never give up my SPS!

teresa61625 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:12am
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Thanks Loucinda, if I ever get to be big I will certainly look into getting one!! I am just in the practice and experiment stage but I could really understand how the cake safe would be convenient and helpful. I love to hear good stuff about good products!!

Cenell Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:17am
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Can anybody tell where I can find them? icon_cry.gif

jenmat Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:32am
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Originally Posted by jasonkraft

I can understand if you have several weddings per day, but for businesses that don't schedule more than one wedding per day, does it really save that much time versus putting the tiers in separate boxes and assembling it on-site?

I would think that for a company that only does one per weekend, it wouldn't really be the time saver that it is for multiples.
But, it is beneficial in other ways. There are some cakes that should just be finished at the bakery and not at the venue. And it protects the cake from insects, heat, pollen, dust, etc when in transport. (although boxes would do this too.)
It also allows the completely assembled cake to arrive in tip-top shape with minimal stress on the delivery driver. It allows the company to send a less-skilled person to deliver a cake which would help keep costs down. I also hate having an audience while putting together cakes on site, and having a humongous table to work around when trying to add borders and final details.

SPS works fine with it, but there has to be a hole drilled in each plate- about a 2" hole so there's room for error in centering cakes. I have hardboards I use under all my bottom tiers for stability, and we drilled a hole in them for that purpose. Worked great.

I'm not a salesperson either, don't work for the company or even live near them. But I too recognize quality products that I just couldn't live without and want others to have the benefits I've found.
This isn't a necessity product, but man, I love love love it!

sweetcakes Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:50am
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i bought one, hubby wasn't happy with that, but hey its my money. I agree they do an awesome job. they do keep the cake cool, and i love to be able to go in, unpack the cake, fill in the hole and leave. In and out in 15 mins. So far on every delivery ive had people come up and ask what that is, (talking about the cake safe) they are more interested in the box then the cake.

tootie0809 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:00am
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I don't work for the company either and live nowhere near their business, but like others have said, I just love to share a great product with others. I hadn't heard about the cake safes until someone had posted their good experience with them here on CC, and that's how I became aware of the product. I'm so glad I saw that person's post, because I may not have ever heard of them or known there was such a great delivery tool out there. You don't have to work for a company or sell a product for a company to be an enthusiastic supporter of them.

Loucinda Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:18pm
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Cenell - here you go...

Scott and Julie are amazing folks to work with!

KHalstead Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

If you have to put a rod through the cake, how do you use it with SPS systems?
Just curious, as I will never give up my SPS!

I use the sps plate system with my cakesafe, I had a cake collapse because of those skinny wooden dowels before and can't bring myself to use them on anything other than mini cakes!!!

You do have to alter the sps plates, but it's quick and easy. I use a 2" drill bit and pop a hole into the center of the plates to allow the rod to go down through the plates (I do a 2" hole so that if the rod/my plate isn't PERFECTLY centered I can still stick the rod down through all the cakes no problem)

I have the small tall box which can hold up to 4 tiers if your cakes are 5-6" tall each or a 5 tiered cake with each cake being 4" tall......I've used it for small 2 tiered cakes and even for a tall 5 tiered cake which I boxed up the top tier separately and popped it on at the venue........but it would have taken me at least an hour to stack all 5 cakes and would have killed my back to pipe all the borders and let's not even forget the fact that you can't spin cakes at venues with ease!!

The only problem I've ever had with my cake safe is that I don't have 2 or 3 of them!!!

I had a cake that was melting apart and I KNOW that if it hadn't been delivered in the cake safe it never would have made it to its destination!!! I had the refund check plus $50 already made out to the woman when I showed up.......she was floored by the cake and amazed at the cake safe. She said she was a germaphobe and was so scared that she was going to see me show up with a cake in a cardboard box.......she said she used to work in a cardboard factory and she said, you wouldn't want to know the stuff that gets splashed on the cardboard before it's made into food boxes, and then said.........the stuff that's not for food is EVEN WORSE!! She was so excited when I showed up with her cake in a sparkling clean crystal clear container that is able to be washed/sanitized between uses.

loriemoms Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 6:17pm
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You see for me, I would have to buy like 6 or 7 of them....I am curious what they made of (they look like just plastic) and how they are insulated. Also, are they aqward to carry?

As far as the SPS, I would wonder if the plates would be weaked with a hole in them? have you had any crack?

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