I was asked by a friend to make their wedding cake and the delivery location is about 45 min - 1 hr away. It will be 4 tiers. I will not have kitchen access and would like to make it as easy as possible of course. Should I box all the tiers and put it together and finish decorating on location? Or is there a better way? Thanks
I have travelled about 40 minutes with a 4 tier fully assembled without any trouble. All I used were boards and dowells with a center dowel but if you have access to the sps system go with that.
oh...and if you do travell with it assembled you should bring someone with you...it will be pretty heavy. Extra hands are nice, even if it's only to get the doors.
I second that, so long as your cake is dowelled properly you can travel with the four tiers. I deliver all my wedding cakes and do prefer to assemble the bottom two tiers at home and then place the top tier or tiers at the venue though - just to be on the safe side, all of my cakes are fondant. Depends on the type of design and whether it can be quickly assembled on site, I (personally) definitley wouldn't be spending any more than 15 minutes on site assembling and finishing.
We always deliver 4 tiers already assembled. 2 weeks ago we traveled almost 1 1/2 hours with one. So just make sure you dowel properly and then use a center dowel and you will be fine. I have traveled with 5 tiers fully assembled but not very far.
SPS was created for this sort of delivery. Give it a try!
Thanks to all the replies.. I am going to order the SPS system this week. Better safe than sorry on someone's special day. Plus I am a guest at this wedding so anything that makes it less stressful is awesome.