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How to transport a 2-tier stacked cake?

post #1 of 19
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Good morning all.

I have to transport a 2-tier stacked cake (6" & 8"). My first stacked cake. What measures should i take to ensure it arrives safely?
post #2 of 19
Use SPS.
SPS = Single Plate Separator. It's a system by BakeryCrafts. There are lots of threads about it.
If you PM me with your email (don't forget the email) I will send you instructions.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #3 of 19
I'm chicken....I delivery all my cakes separate and assemble on site...it takes a little longer but my nerves from transporting are less frazzeled.
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post #4 of 19
I usually put a long dowel through the whole cake. That usually keeps it from shifting during transport. And, DRIVE SLOW!
post #5 of 19
If you all use the SPS like Leahs says you can drive like a bat out of .. well you know.. with a 2 tiered stacked cake in back of a slanted minivan LMAO icon_smile.gif
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Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


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post #6 of 19
Yeah, we never drive slow. SPS rocks my world.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #7 of 19
We gave the system a good test, I did a 3 tiered stacked cake, put it in a large cardboard shipping box (with eggshell foam & shelf liner) and literally stuck the cake in the bed of the truck pulling a trailor and drove over 3 hours. Hubby drove normal, there were bad roads, railroad tracks, lots of vibration.

Cake arrived safe and sound.
post #8 of 19
how much does the sps cost?
post #9 of 19
I use bubble tea straws and foamcore boards under the tiers. dowel well and drive a center dowel thru also. works great and cheap!

Sharon Zambito

SugarEd Productions Online Sugar Art School 
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Sharon Zambito

SugarEd Productions Online Sugar Art School 
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post #10 of 19
Like Sharon even I use Bubble tea straw and put a dowel in the middle. This keep the cake pretty secure. On the van I have put the shelf liners which helps in keeping the cake from slipping or moving!
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by anku

Like Sharon even I use Bubble tea straw and put a dowel in the middle. This keep the cake pretty secure. On the van I have put the shelf liners which helps in keeping the cake from slipping or moving!



Was wondering where to purchase these Bubble tea straws at?? And what do they look like???
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by leahs

Yeah, we never drive slow. SPS rocks my world.



lol...You have no idea how much easier you made my life by giving me this info Leahs!!!!!!!!!!! I love SPS icon_smile.gif The easiest thing I ever incorporated into my business!! And it's not too expensive either!! Even if it were....It's seriously worth every penny!!
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Be the change you want to see in the world!!!

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Baking is life's true Joy!
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post #13 of 19
I got my bubble tea straws at the cake decorating store by my house, but if you have a bubble tea store close to your house you could ask them too! Bubble tea straws are a much wider and stronger than a regular straw. (they are also easier to cut than dowels...)

I have used the straws for up to a 4 tier cake, and have done the centre dowel, but only usually on a taller cake, or one that looked like it was a bit unsturdy.

One thing that was recommended to me was that if you are covering the cake in fondant, put in your 'dowels' (or straws) and then put some melted white chocolate in the space that you are going to put the next layer in. Then put the next layer on and press down a bit. This really helps the board from the cake on top to not move. I've found it pretty helpful.
post #14 of 19
I always us a non skid mat as well and have transported with out worry that way.
post #15 of 19
I always us a non skid mat as well and have transported with out worry that way.
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