Cake Transporting Question

Decorating By blueirus Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 5:19pm by blueirus

blueirus Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 6:51pm
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Hi, I am making two wedding cakes for friends in the next two months. Both are four tiered cakes with ribbon borders. I don't have any kind of "cake" vehicle so will have to transport with my car. I was wondering what you all would suggest for support and how to transport in the most safe way? I tried to do a search on hear but didn't find what I was looking for (still working on searching right =). If you all transport stacked what system do you suggest?

16 replies
peg818 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 8:36pm
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I transport with my cakes already stacked. First I would measure your trunk
to ck the height. If you can't transport already together you can do it in two
pieces.

I transport my cakes cold it makes for a much sturdier cake I glue the tiers
together with icing to help prevent slippage. I use dowel rods and boards for
support. If I have to use my car for transport I lay down the backseats
and put the cake in the trunk with the ac on high. Not the ideal way to do it
but you must have the cake sitting flat and the trunk in my car is the only
thing available

heroes Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 11:18am
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This is a nightmare I have to face in July too, I have to transport a 3 tiered Wedding cake, I keep on thinking the top tier is going to wobble or summat, panic panic panic lol

prettypixies Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 12:33pm
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For stability, I've seen people use that Tempurpedic foam that you buy for beds for transporting because it keeps them from wobbling. ( Remember the commercial with the woman jumping on the bed and the glass of wine doesn't spill? LOL)

I have thought about buying a twin-sized piece of it and cutting it to fit my vehicles. Just haven't done it yet!

subaru Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:09pm
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Buy the SPS system. It is pretty inexpensive and works wonders. I bought it after having a cake disaster. I just transported a 3 tiered cake 25 miles on rough winding roads and it never even wobbled. Arrived at the venue in perfect condition.

sondrabrown Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:19pm
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I've seen SPS mentioned on here several times. What exactly is that? I've checked my local stores and couldn't find anything labeled that?

subaru Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:14pm
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http://media.cakecentral.com/files/sps_104.pdf

check this out. It explains it all. You can order it from global sugar art, among other places. I have ordered it from them and recieved it very quickly.

blueirus Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:42pm
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Sounds like I will try to get the sps system. One of the cakes is round and the other is square, can I buy one set for both cakes? It just makes me so nervous.

lutie Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blueirus

Hi, I am making two wedding cakes for friends in the next two months. Both are four tiered cakes with ribbon borders. I don't have any kind of "cake" vehicle so will have to transport with my car. I was wondering what you all would suggest for support and how to transport in the most safe way? I tried to do a search on hear but didn't find what I was looking for (still working on searching right =). If you all transport stacked what system do you suggest?




I live on the side of a mountainous hill and my driveway is one that cannot be driven up in inclement weather...so imagine how my tiered cakes would slide just getting to the level street...I have found that the foamy shelf liner under my cakes keeps the cake from sliding in the trunk...I have NEVER had a cake slide when going down the hill or around corners...

Now, that said, I usually put my cakes together on site, but there have been times when that was an impossibility (*due to venue or cake construction)...that shelf liner has worked every single time...try lining your trunk in it and see what I mean.

sondrabrown Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:04pm
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Thanks for the info on the SPS. I will look into it.
I also use the non-slip shelf liner. I'm in rural KY and they don't make roads straight or level down here....never had a problem.

KJ62798 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blueirus

Sounds like I will try to get the sps system. One of the cakes is round and the other is square, can I buy one set for both cakes? It just makes me so nervous.




SPS makes plates in both round & square. If you only want to order one shape, order the round but make sure the plates are sized so they don't show under the square cakes.

The plates are not that expensive & considered disposable by most users. If you don't want to hassle with getting a set back to re-use, just buy the size & shape you need.

Make sure you get enough legs. One set is enough for a 3-tier cake.

Kristy

cowie Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:27pm
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I use the non-slip liners too. They are GREAT!

sondrabrown Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:41pm
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I even send a square with customers that pick up cakes so they won't have any issues driving. Here, you can get a roll at the dollar store for....a dollar!

gigiel Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:46pm
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I checked into this after my 'cake transporting' suv was totaled in a wreck. I found out you could rent a vehicle (suv-mid size) for a little over 50.00. It was a car rental place located at an airport and could be returned after 12 hours (didn't have to rent for the entire weekend, but cold pick it up on Friday and return after setting the cake up Saturday.) Don't know if you are located near an airport, but thought I'd add this just in case. icon_smile.gif

blueirus Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 3:56pm
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Thanks for all the advice folks. One of the cakes has a mmf ribbon around the border. I wonder if I could cut it, roll it and bag it to take to the venue then put cakes together and attatche the fondant? Choices I love it!

leah_s Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:04pm
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Just one wee correction to the SPS info. A bag of legs is enough for a four tier cake, as no legs go into the top tier.

Other than that, SPS does make both round and square plates and since you order everything separately, you can get just what you need. (Well the legs do come in a bag of 12.)

I think SPS is what you're looking for!

Oasis Supply is another good place to order. Also do a search on the Oasis Site and you'll find a coupon code for 10% off for Cake Central. They're CC Friendly!

blueirus Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 5:19pm
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should I buy the original legs that I cut or the 4" leg?

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