SO FAR (knock on wood) I have not had any issues traveling with 3 tier cakes. I have a wedding coming up and something about traveling with a 4 tier cake just scares me. I am confident in my stacking/dowelling a 4 tier for support but is it worth it? I want to avoid spending time at the venue while I finish the cake, I'd rather drop it and take off. Just looking for what the majority does, maybe some reassurance that a 4 tier cake (well constructed) shouldn't be an issue. Thanks in advance! (ps: I use the wilton plastic supports and then hammer a dowell all the way thru the cake into the board)
First thought is, can you pick up and easily carry a stacked 4 tier cake? I know personally a 3 tier cake is a bit heavy for me.
One thing you can do is stack the two bottom tiers together, and the two top tiers together and carry them that way. When you get to the location you only have to put the top on the bottom set, rather than stack 4 separate cakes together.