How Heavy Is A 8-10-12-14 Inch Round Cake?

Decorating By nccustomcakes Updated 30 Mar 2011 , 12:05am by Bubbl3h3ad

nccustomcakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 3:33pm
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Seriously. First wedding cake this weekend. Thinking to use the Cake Stackers system and transport this thing to the venue all stacked up. But how heavy will this be? Looking to make cakes that are a little over 4 inches tall. French vanilla cake, butter cream filling and icing.

Help me figure out if it's realistic that I could carry this thing assembled.

Thanks!! Also -- any other tips you can think of to share with a newbie would be much appreciated!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 4:14pm
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Probably close to 100 pounds..That's a lot of cake....you have to factor in the board which should be at least a heavy plywood base to hold the weight.I doubt you could carry it by yourself..Do you have a strong hubby?

CWR41 Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 6:26pm
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I'd guess it would weigh 36 lbs., not including your Cake Stackers aluminum plates. You could weigh them... I'd imagine you'd be using four (8", 10", 12", and the 14" base).

Approximate cake weight: 8/10/12/14 is
21 oz./37.50 oz./57.50 oz./76 oz. (12 lbs.), + <24 lbs. BC = 36 lbs.

indydebi Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 7:16pm
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I'd say "Damn Heavy!"

I can easily carry 50 lb bags of sugar, flour, popcorn; cases of canned foods that weigh 35-40 lbs.

But I carried a 3-tier square cake (14/12/8 ) thru a hotel and thought my arms would turn to noodles made of jello. I was definitely grunting and groaning by the time I got there and was seriously concerned about my knees buckling.

A 8/10/12/14 cake would take about 10 cake mixes. I made a double layer 14x22 cake, which took 10 cake mixes and I could not lift it to get it into my van. Thank GOD one of my brides was in the shop and volunteered to not only help me load it, but to ride downtown with me to deliver it! Otherwise, I would have been so screwed!!!

cocobaby Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 9:45pm
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Seriously heavy!! You definitely need someone to help carry it. Check with the venue to see if they have a cart to help transport it from your vechile to the table.

Goonergirl Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 10:00pm
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This cake I've done...
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1872290
was a 14, 11, 8, 5 and it was about 40-50 lbs. Now I can carry a 40lb bag of sugar just fine, but when you're holding onto this cake, out in front of you...it's DARN heavy. Then when you go to pickit up out of your vehicle it's even heavier. I lifted this one myself, but almost wrecked myself doing it!! lol!! Be careful, better yet, get help.

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 12:05am
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I tried carrying a cake once and after that invested in a small cart so I could just roll them in. Best investment ever!

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