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post #16 of 101
That's one heck of an equipment deposit to have to charge the client to make sure you get it back!
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post #17 of 101
Heck the though of having to put all those holes in the base board for the cake scares me! That is just more work........

Is the metal likely to contaminate your cake? If you cant stick wires into a cake directly they why would you be allowed to feed a cake onto a bunch of metal posts?
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post #18 of 101
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Originally Posted by Katiebelle74

I have to say this sort of surprises me..... I have seen posts about all the people who have already purchased the 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?



I don't have any, but the agbay and the cricut never leave your possession. You are trusting that people will care enough about your equipment to be sure to get all your little parts. Even with the deposit money coming back, it would be a big PITA to keep ordering missing parts....

For a special circumstance, maybe
post #19 of 101
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first of all no offense to anyone but this forum post was NOT asking IF YOU would purchase one....... I was asking for people who HAVE one to let me know how it was going for them.

Fine, well and good if it's not for you. Glad you are perfectly happy with other support systems hooray, enjoy, I'm glad other options are working for you. But that was not my question. There are quite a few threads about sps if I was interested in that I would have gone digging on here or asked thanks anyway I want a center dowel from top to bottom and some designs that sps does not allow for. But that was not what I was asking here. I am guessing that this means no one can answer the questions I did ask in this particular case.

I am not trying to debate which one is the best for you and your business and why. I just wanted feedback on this particular product from others who own it.

just so you know they do sell cake boards with the holes pre-cut in them.

YES it is a TREMENDOUS amount of pieces and I AM worried about getting them all back, only time will tell. I do have other stands with lots of pieces and when I take a cash deposit for them they all magically come back the next morning very promptly even though they have a couple days to return the stand.

the rods are stainless steel and food safe NOT WIRE.

There are designs I want to do that this stand will do but again I wasn't trying to debate it, just wanted to hear from others who have it.
post #20 of 101
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I did manage to find another thread though with someone who does own a cakestacker http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6809030-.html#6809030
post #21 of 101
Hi Katiebelle74! Congratulations on your new purchase! I am not a baker by profession and I would definitely consider purchasing one of these systems. (I currently use cake jacks, which I absolutely LOVE!) But then, I do cakes for friends and family, wherever venues allow homemade cakes and goodies. So if I bought Cake Stackers, I wouldn't have to worry so much about getting all of the part back. I see you have a cake due on the 22nd. I look forward to hearing about your experience using it, and hope that it's easy for you to work with AND for getting back all of your pieces. icon_smile.gif

I have my niece's Christening cake due on the 23rd, and have to drive over 2 hours with it. Cake jacks have been great to work with; but I'm sure I'll be thinking of cake stackers next weekend! icon_wink.gif
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post #22 of 101
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Originally Posted by Katiebelle74

first of all no offense to anyone but this forum post was NOT asking IF YOU would purchase one....... I was asking for people who HAVE one to let me know how it was going for them.

Fine, well and good if it's not for you. Glad you are perfectly happy with other support systems hooray, enjoy, I'm glad other options are working for you. But that was not my question. There are quite a few threads about sps if I was interested in that I would have gone digging on here or asked thanks anyway I want a center dowel from top to bottom and some designs that sps does not allow for. But that was not what I was asking here. I am guessing that this means no one can answer the questions I did ask in this particular case.

I am not trying to debate which one is the best for you and your business and why. I just wanted feedback on this particular product from others who own it.

just so you know they do sell cake boards with the holes pre-cut in them.

YES it is a TREMENDOUS amount of pieces and I AM worried about getting them all back, only time will tell. I do have other stands with lots of pieces and when I take a cash deposit for them they all magically come back the next morning very promptly even though they have a couple days to return the stand.

the rods are stainless steel and food safe NOT WIRE.

There are designs I want to do that this stand will do but again I wasn't trying to debate it, just wanted to hear from others who have it.



Okay I don't think the attitude is necessary icon_confused.gif
No one was bashing you and your choice of using it.
If you are posting on this forum then you are going to get all sorts of answers from all sorts of people, even those that don't actually HAVE this particular system.
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post #23 of 101
I don't think the stand being made of metal is really an issue. I guess it does look kind of industrial. But if you think about it...you cook in stainless steel pots all the time and you wouldn't think twice about wrapping a bit of cake in some aluminium foil to take home. Floral wire is a whole different issue.

As for boring the centre hole through all your cakes.. I contacted the lady at cakestackers about that. She says the centre post in the video is the old model. The new one has a smaller diameter so you can just slide them on. I guess it's just to wait and see when Katiebelle does her cake.
post #24 of 101
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sorry didn't mean to come off with an attitude. I had just really hoped to hear from someone who had one..... kept seeing an email saying someone replied to the thread, I'd sign on thinking this time there maybe there would be some insight from someone who had one, but each time it was just another - oh no I wouldn't buy that response. It's been a l-o-n-g week sorry if I sounded grumpy. Guess I am one of the first to bite on this product. I think it is a great idea and has a lot of possibilities.

as for the hole through the center I was planning on using my wilton "cake corer" to make a hole in the center. Mostly because this weeks cake which is going on it is a 5 tier light mango mousse cake with flowers in between which will stand a bit over 3 feet tall and I don't want the filling oozing out from the middle so I am going to "core" the cake and pipe buttercream around that inner hole as well as the outer edge for stability purposes.
post #25 of 101
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I have done the cake before, first one was 4 feet tall and 6 tiers on the wilton center column stand. The wilton stand was wobbly and the plastic stand discolored and had to be thrown away.

The second time was on a wood cake stand and was 7 tiers tall and again was about 4 feet tall but the wood stand did not allow enough room between tiers to really arrange the flowers well AND who ever made the stand obviously does not bake cakes because the plates were odd sizes 15, 13, 11, 9, 5 which I did not care for.

Furthermore it was not made well and I was very unhappy with the cake on it. So that's 80.00 on the wilton that had to be trashed, 120.00 on the wood one that I am retiring for strictly cupcake weddings so 200.00 gone on stands that don't cut it. 3rd try Cakestackers!! I'll let you know how it goes.

Just was sooo hoping to get tips from another cakestacker owner before I do this baby this week!
post #26 of 101
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thanks malibu I've gone through my fair share of cake support systems/cake stands and after all that this one looks promising. I can make it solid and NOT wobbly for the TALL cakes and have way less stress over stacked cakes. Not to mention hanging it from the ceiling or doing unusual designs. So if it can do the job of a center column system, a stacked cake support system, an over sized cake decorating turntable, a fondant cutter etc.... I'll give it a whirl. In between my cake turntable and the two crappy cake stands I had already spent 300.00 wish I had just seen this first!

So you like cake jacks? I saw those too and wondered how well they worked. I HATE cutting dowels. Not that I need to anymore!
post #27 of 101
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I am relaxed and calm the cake went great! I LOVE my cake stackers support system and am very glad I bought it.

The cake yesterday was for an indian couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The design and flavor were both Indian themed. The cake was vanilla with cardamom syrup, filled with mango mousse, fresh mango and home made mango jam and iced in cream cheese icing. The clients were very happy with everything and especially impressed with how smooth it went.

The cake stackers system was definitely a key part of that. I ordered some custom pieces from cake stackers. Namely extra spacers and 10" threaded rods and extra 6.5" threaded rods, so that I could create 8" separations between tiers 4" for cake and 4" for flowers. I also added a 4" separation at the bottom to make a "cake riser" out of flowers.

The cake was 3 feet 8 inches tall and was very stable not at all wobbly and all was locked in place. During the event they had Indian dancing including young boys doing a routine (very lively!!) and the cake was RIGHT by the edge of the dance floor which made me extra glad the cake was on this particular support system!

I did take a deposit for the stand and the client returned ALL of the stand this morning with no problems. I did provide a box, clearly typed instructions and communicated with the event planner and waitstaff on site. I told them NOT to wash it and to put it directly in the box (to help prevent any extra chances of loosing pieces. It worked out beautifully.

I highly recommend cake stackers. I tried to add a picture but it is too high resolution . will try again later.
post #28 of 101
Glad to hear that the cake went well. It's extremely pretty and excellently done. I'm trying to picture the actual construction though. I can kinda envision the 10 inch threaded rods to give that 4 inch space for the flowers but what were the extra 6.5 inch ones for?
post #29 of 101
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http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1684605.html

here is the cake picture
thanks for the compliment sweet_honesty
post #30 of 101
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I added a picture of the cake stand set up. the 6.5" threaded rods oddly enough make 8" center posts when you add the spacers and threaded spacers to it.
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