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post #76 of 101
I saw this and I just went to the site and they look pretty cool! I have no intention of buying them right now, but maybe one day! And they evn have a topsy turvy set and precut cake boards made from cutting board material, and cardboard ones too. And some other neat little variations. I may have my metal shop working DH check these out. He could make me the whole set of plates times 3 for the wholesale bulk cost of the metal. Tempting....but what would we use for connectors? And how do you get your cake off of it?
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post #77 of 101
The have instructional videos for unstacking the cake. Basically, you take the top cake off, unscrew the now visible center pole, then take the metal cake place and dowels off.
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post #78 of 101
Okay, I have a question. I am about to order one, but I was wondering if anyone has tried using the round system with square cakes. I have upcoming orders for both shapes, but I cannot buy both systems right now. I thought if I used the round system with square cake boards, maybe I could get the best of both worlds. Any feedback?
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post #79 of 101
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Originally Posted by Katiebelle74

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!

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That is pretty impressive! I just hate to have to depend on getting things back...

It is similar to my own system....a board with a fixed center 1/2 inch dowel that cakes are impaled down over.
post #80 of 101
Thanks Katiebelle for starting this thread, I just ordered this today. It looks amazing to me and can't wait to use it!
post #81 of 101
I'm seriously thinking about buying it. They do not have one for a 9" cake,m though, which I use A LOT (many of my cakes are 12-9-6). I've sent therm an email asking if i can cheat with the 8" for a 9" cake. I honestly don't see why not as long as I have the proper size cake board.
post #82 of 101
Not to resurrect an old thread ... but I am curious to know what tryingcake found out about using the smaller 8" cake stackers plate with a 9" cake. Anyone know? Would love to try this product, but I do a lot of 5"/7"/9" sizes.

We have to do something better than the system we are using now. I am horrible at cutting the plastic dowel rods to the right size and like my cakes made taller than the 4" that SPS requires. Too bad you can't combine the cake jacks with SPS system!
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post #83 of 101
I am happy that I found this!!!!!! How would suspend a cake with a cake dummy? Would I need a plate for that dummy too? I am really thinking about getting this system.
post #84 of 101
hi,, I have the Genesis Cake Stacker system.. its for beginners. I am not familiar with SPS.. what does that stand for? Can someone send me a link? thanks
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post #85 of 101

I have the Cake Stackers system-my daughters gave it to me for Christmas last year as the eldest was getting married.  Is it worth it?  In my book-YES!  My daughter chose an elaborate 4 tier cake that was not only heavy but was to be transported 8 hours via both interstate and windy mountain roads, then down a wheelchair ramp.  The system kept everything perfect as each tier is independantly supported and locked together.  I truly do not believe the cake would have made it otherwise.  And the base plates have other uses and can be just a base for a regular cake.  I also drilled a hole in my Wilton turntable the exact size of the base screw(rivet?) and when I am doing a large cake I can invert a base, snap it down into the hole and voila! I have a large turntable for my cakes!  They recently had the Genisis system on sale but my daughters gave me a complete system.

 

Here is a picture of my cake that was transported through 4 states!

 

 

 

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post #86 of 101

Thank you for sharing your story, picture, and tips. That is one gorgeous and elegant cake! Although I'm a beginner, this thread is convincing me more and more to get Cake Stackers to save time and prevent disasters. 

 

Does anyone know if the standard Cake Stackers set will support double barrel cakes? I have yet to see one displayed on their website.

 

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post #87 of 101

You can contact Cake Stackers directly and they will answer any questions you have about a barrel cake and their system

post #88 of 101
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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.

i bought sps and love it, however, my cakes are taller than 4 inches and i didn;t want to pay extra for the cuttable dowels. i bought the 4 inch and figured id just start making my cakes that tall but when it came down to it, it was just too short for me. so i had a big bag of the 1/2 inch diameter heavy poly dowels that are hollow in the center that i had ordered from GSA a while back and i was actually able to cut those to my cake height and they fit over the ends where the dowels were supposed to go on the sps cake plates just like the dowels that SPS provides. I have to really push them on but they are noce and snug and it has worked great!

post #89 of 101

My daughters got me the extenders for the tiers that go with the Cake Stackers system.  These allow you to have tiers as high as 8".  I have used the dowels in cakes  and they work fine for a cake that is stationary or to be moved a short distance but I did not trust them for my cake that weighed over 125 lbs, was 40" tall and was being transported 8 hours via interstate, winding mountain roads to the Homestead, up a brick ramp and finally down a steep wheelchair ramp.  My heart couldn't take it...LOL

post #90 of 101

I am sad to say I ordered cake stackers.  I am not happy at all. I don't like to slam products but I hate this thing...also when she turns the cake upon its side if you look close you will see she has a plate screwed on the top thats why she can do that.  I am not happy and wish I could get my money back.

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