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post #1 of 101
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Do you have a cake stackers system? How do you like it? What designs have you done with it? I just ordered one and am excited about everythin it can do and how solid it seems. I would love to hear from others who have experience with it. How much of a deposit do you take to ensure it's unharmed return? Have you had any problems with getting all pieces returned? What info did you give the venue/caterer so they would know how to work the stand? Appreciate any and all info. on this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTIgCtKgtgg
post #2 of 101
Nah, I'm not even tempted. Way too much $$. It would have to also bake the cake and ice itself for me to nibble at that.

Have you seen SPS? I can tip a cake and hold it with no slippage at all. Admittedly I can't turn it completely sideways or upside down, but I don't plan on doing that anyway. In fact when customers come to pick up a three tier cake, I always put my hand under the drum, tip it at a 30 degree angle and say, "See, it will be just fine for you to deliver it yourself." Of course they at first look horrified, then they calm down because they understand how secure the cake is.

And SPS is CHEAP!
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 101
The video was cute but looking at the price for it I'm with Leah's it better do more than just hold up the cake!
post #4 of 101
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Nah, I'm not even tempted. Way too much $$. It would have to also bake the cake and ice itself for me to nibble at that.

Have you seen SPS? I can tip a cake and hold it with no slippage at all. Admittedly I can't turn it completely sideways or upside down, but I don't plan on doing that anyway. In fact when customers come to pick up a three tier cake, I always put my hand under the drum, tip it at a 30 degree angle and say, "See, it will be just fine for you to deliver it yourself." Of course they at first look horrified, then they calm down because they understand how secure the cake is.

And SPS is CHEAP!



I've actually read about the sps system that you use & I really would like to start using that, but ((this sounds really stupid I know)) the thing that worries me is having to get the cake a specific height otherwise it doesn't work.. weird I know icon_confused.gif
post #5 of 101
with the cake stackers, I would have a hard time getting that ctr hole carved out nice in my cake
post #6 of 101
Cakes, you've got a little leeway on the cake height. And besides, it's really not that hard to bake to 4" or close enough.
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 101
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I have to say this sort of surprises me..... I have seen posts about all the people who have already purchased the cricut cake machine, someone who is purchasing the 200 or 300 cake leveler?! (It's called a long bread knife and practice!) and many other very expensive things for cakes..... but no one out here in cake central land has the cake stackers? Delivering cakes in the summer in the south it will be nice to know they are very solidly supported.

oh and on the 4" thing.... I talked to them and asked for some support legs that are shorter in addition to the regular size so that if I have a cake design where one tier is short and another is tall etc.... I can customize the stand to do what I need and they SUPER cooperative about working with me and getting me all the pieces to have more flexibility.
post #8 of 101
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Originally Posted by CakesIMake

Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Nah, I'm not even tempted. Way too much $$. It would have to also bake the cake and ice itself for me to nibble at that.

Have you seen SPS? I can tip a cake and hold it with no slippage at all. Admittedly I can't turn it completely sideways or upside down, but I don't plan on doing that anyway. In fact when customers come to pick up a three tier cake, I always put my hand under the drum, tip it at a 30 degree angle and say, "See, it will be just fine for you to deliver it yourself." Of course they at first look horrified, then they calm down because they understand how secure the cake is.

And SPS is CHEAP!



I've actually read about the sps system that you use & I really would like to start using that, but ((this sounds really stupid I know)) the thing that worries me is having to get the cake a specific height otherwise it doesn't work.. weird I know icon_confused.gif



this is me too! if i have to get the scored ones to cut if i don't get it at 4" then i'd rather stick to the bubble tea straws.
post #9 of 101
I watched that video and when she flipped the cake upside down I was in love. SPS is not available where I am and with the cost of shipping it would make more sense to get a single system. The versatility of that thing just blew me away. I think I just might order one and would love to hear about other people's experiences.
post #10 of 101
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yes I was really hoping to hear from people who had experience with the cake stackers system as I decided for me and my business it is the way to go.

Unfortunately I have not gotten any responses from anyone who has a cake stacker system. I really like that it is versatile and can be reconfigured multiple ways eliminating the need for multiple types of stands. I was sold on the set up for stacked cakes and using it with the center column construction for cakes with flowers in between tiers is a huge plus.

A French Pastry Chef I work for has a stainless steel stand that has center column construction and is not adjustable in height, does not do the other configurations, or work for stacked cake.... and he paid over 200 for the "French cake stand" (as he calls it). This stand will do that plus all the other things for not that much more in price. Worth the investment as far as I am concerned.
post #11 of 101
I too would love to hear from someone using this system. Just delivered a 5 tier cake that had to travel up and down an approx 60 degree incline for over 5 min. Needless to say the dowels didn't do the trick. Had to try to straighten best I could. The $$ and hassle of chasing it down after each cake would be worth it if the cake was as stable as they claim.
post #12 of 101
I'm telling you aemcd, SPS could have handled that trip. For a 5 tier cake, probably less than $25.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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post #13 of 101
Thread Starter 
My cake stackers is supposed to arrive today! I am excited and have thought up many, many different ways to set up a cake on that stand. After I get it I am going to drill some holes in a dummy cake decorate it up and set it up in different configurations. After I do I'll post pics and info on what I think of it. I'll also make sure to post after I do my first cake on it. It may take me a little bit to get to the dummy cake though it is MAY after all!
post #14 of 101
Thanks for the input. I am going to have to try the SPS before I sink that much $$ into the cake stackers.
Katiebelle Be sure to let us know how it turns out!
post #15 of 101
Thread Starter 
I am going to do my first cake on the cake stackers system on the 22nd (one week from today) I will be sure to post a pic and my thoughts on how it went.
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