i am doing a wedding cake for this Saturday for my niece. wedding is 1 and 1/2hr away. it is a 4 tier cake all stacked. is it safe to deliver it stacked.
any tips would be great. I do very few wedding cakes anymore.
If it's over two tiers, I try to stack no more than two tiers together and do the final stacking at the site. If you absolutely have to transport it stacked, be sure you put something under it that will prevent it slipping around. And, of course, drive slowly and carefully! Good luck
I am new to doing wedding cakes but the one I did and had to travel 1 1/2 hours away...I stacked when I got to the venue. But I was so nervous that something was going to slide or hit a bump, etc that I took the extra time when I got there. I personally would rather be safe than sorry.
If you decide to transport it assembled and aren't using SPS, you should definitely consider using a center dowel through the entire cake.
You're right, CWR41! I only wish I could get the SPS system here in Mexico!
CWR41 what is the SPS???
CWR41 what is the SPS???
Single Plate Separators... see the blue folder "sticky" at the top of this forum.
Driving 1 1/2 hours with a stacked cake in the car can be a very, VERY long drive indeed.
Recently, I did a 3 tier beach wedding cake (in my folder). I stacked the first two tiers, put a center pole in the first two tiers, transported, stacked the third tier and inserted a second center pole away from the first.
The reason I did it was primarily due to the weight of the cake. My tiers were 14, 12 and 8. The 14 and 12 were awkward and heavy and I didn't want to risk stacking the 8 inch on top of all.
Stacking the first two layers allowed me to finish the job and be out of there within about 30 minutes. (I put the seashells on the cake after I delivered it and stacked the third tier)
I hope this helps
Thnx! I dont see a blue folder but Ill just google it!
I had a wedding cake on Saturday with much the same situation as Tokazodo. 14", 12" and 8" stacked. I stacked the 14 and 12 and put a center dowel through those tiers and waited til I got to the venue to stack the 8" top tier, pipe the border and I was done. EASY and so much less stressful than transporting it completely stacked.
Here is the link for SPS instructions.
There is also a really strong system in the US called Cakestackers they use metal structures and the cakes are VERY sturdy, in one of the videos the lady tuns her cake upside down:0 If you don't want any worries I reccomend that.
thanks everyone for your help . i certainly do not want to mess up someones wedding cake.