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My new Cakesafe box! OMG!!!

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I was just reading a post about dowels, tiers, and assembling at the reception site and I hope my experience with this new delivery system is useful to others! Have you ever heard about cakesafe?? I bought a box from them a couple of months ago, and the difference it has made to my business, not to mention my delivery day sanity is incredible. Its a sturdy reusable plastic box that you put your cake in sans the topper or whatever you're using on top. Then, this is the amazing part and a little scary the first time, you put the stainless steel rod into the top of the box, and then thrust it down thru the entire cake. The cakesafe is designed so the rod will line up perfectly with a hole in the bottom of the box for the rod to go thru. At this point, your cake is secured inside the clear plastic box and cannot move at all. If you go to their website, you can get a much better idea of what I'm talking about. I could go on and on, but there's so many ways this has improved this most dreaded part of making wedding cakes! Delivery...argh. Let me know if you want to know more or better yet, just go to their website or google cakesafe. Scott and Juli Chapin are the owners/inventors and are really nice to deal with. very helpful!
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I would love to buy one...but it is a little out of my price range.
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You should work for them...lol!
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post #7 of 52
does sound like a good investment and a nice way to have peace of mind
post #8 of 52
I'll pass.
post #9 of 52
I saw this demonstrated at a cake show and it's an ingenious device. When the price comes down maybe I'll look at them. Put my name in to win one but, darn it, someone else got it!
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post #10 of 52
Already have my name in to buy one next month..I deliver SO many tiered cakes over 2 hours away that this is definitely going to be the answer to my prayers! Cat
post #11 of 52
I can assure you I DON"T work for them, but can't say ENOUGH good things about the product. The only downside I have seen so far is that my cakes are heavy (not their fault though lol) so I'm currently purchasing a wheeled cart so I don't have to call ahead and make sure every venue has one. Since my cake is assembled (I have the small/tall box and it's too tall to fit in the back of my mini van) and sits on a sheet of plywood on the front passenger seat, I have the whole BACK of my minivan free..so I'm going to toss a wheeled cart back there so I automatically know that I have one to transfer the cakes with.

Honestly, if you do 3 or 4 cakes a week and can set aside $10 from each sale you'll have saved enough to buy one in no time!! It is made VERY well, and seems expensive until you feel it and realize the quality of the materials it's made with! Not to mention that EVERY time I deliver a 4 tiered cake in it, I'm saving close to $10 in boxes alone for each of those tiers! Also, it's something that I use and reuse for EVERY tiered cake I make/deliver...with the boxes I was tossing them with each order because inevitably I'd rip a side while opening it or get a smudge of icing and it would leave a grease stain or something else would happen to make the boxes look"used" and I couldn't deliver someone's cake in a box that looked like it was old (I'd be totally TO'd if someone did that for a cake I paid $500+ for)

Most people on here could afford one with the proceeds from ONE wedding cake and I tell you, once you get passed the initial nervousness of actually using it, you realize very quickly that it is an ingenious invention, and you'll kick yourself for not getting one sooner!!

I reported on a cake that I transferred recently with the cake safe and I was all set to refund the customer 100% of what they paid for the cake (it was 95+ degrees out and the whole cake was melting and ready to fall apart) I had to deliver it almost a full hour away up and down windy steep hills and did NOT expect the cake to make it.

Once I assembled the cake I shuddered everytime I had to turn it to put on a decoration because the whole thing was like jello and shook tremendously and seemed like it was going to fall over......seriously I was freaking out!!

So I thought.....OK........no better time than the present to drive normal up and down these windy hilly roads with the cake safe, because the cake isn't going to make it there in one piece anyhow! I already settled it in my head that there would be no cake and I had the check filled out (I even added $50 to the cost of the cake because I felt so bad).

Well, much to my surprise as soon as I locked the steel rod down into the bottom of the box (through the cake) the whole cake seemed a LOT more sturdy! I gave the box a shake and sure enough, nothing was moving......interesting!

I put it on the front seat of my van on a sheet of plywood (I propped the wood a bit so it was level on the seat) so I could watch the cake fall apart while I cried.

I made it all the way there and nothing happened to the cake......then I got the wheeled cart from the venue (another reason I want my own) and it had a 2" high lip on 3 sides of the cart, and the 4 side was flat.........well the cake safe base was wider than the cart itself so when I sat it on there half of it was at a 2" incline and the other half was not. So the cake is now tilted at I don't know maybe a 30 degree angle.......I was totally wigging out....this cake was already trying to fall apart when it wasn't tilted!

I wheeled it down a long hall, up an elevator and down another long hall before getting to the cake table. I took it out in under 2 minutes and had it on the table......added brown sugar (sand) around the base and the customer hugged me and said it was "amazing, and better than she ever could have envisioned" as I walked back to my van I tore up the check and laughed to myself thinking, if she only knew LOL


Honestly, without that cake safe the cake NEVER would have made it!!! I'm not even sure if I had assembled it on site if it would have made it, because the icing was SO SOFT and melting and everything was turning to goop! I don't honestly think I could have stacked it without destroying it!


and I promise you.....I do NOT work for them.......though I would be honored to, they run a class A business and are good people and deserve to make what they charge for these boxes IMO. The materials are not cheap that they're using!!
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I agree!

And yes the price is way to high!
post #13 of 52
I just ordered my 3rd box from them last week.....and no I don't work for them. Yes, they are expensive, but I look at it as any major expense for my business. If it is something that saves me time, money, and sanity in the long run, it's worth it to me. I delivered 2 completely assembled cakes in the pouring rain this weekend using my Cake Safes. Not one drop of water on the cakes and one was buttercream so I was even more thankful for my safes with that one. They are an awesome investment....and yes, they are an investment. I just had to also buy 2 new fridges last week. Again, another investment becuase my business is growing, but the more fridges I have the more orders I can take, so therefore it justified the large purchase. I look at the Cake Safes the same way. The more deliveries I can make in a quicker amount of time, the more orders I can take and the more money I will make in the long run. I personally love mine and cringe when I think of my old delivery days without them! Again, I do not work for them! But Scott and Juli are lovely people and I've had nothing but a good experience with them! icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 52
What a great testimony for them! Whether you work for them or not is not the point, its nice to know that there are people with good business practices and good quality products.

Why don't you send them a copy of this, I'm sure they would love to know how pleased you are with the item.

I personally can't see the need for it because our weather doesn't usually get that extreme. The few times it did, I used the dry ice method and got my cakes safely to their destination.

I also assemble stacked cakes at my location, drive a dowel thru the middle of the entire cake and deliver completely finished. Flowers or a cake top are placed on top at the site.
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post #15 of 52
I know...I had a long conversation with my husband last weekend when I had to deliver a wedding cake and I was just sweating it out the whole 2 hour drive. He's like "the price is ridiculous" and I said "Yup, but if this cake falls apart I owe the client $300! and if it were a larger cake I'd owe even more!" I pointed out the 5 tier cake I have due in July that is a $1200 cake..what if that fell apart on the way there and I had to refund all that money. This is an insurance investment. Not to mention the peace of mind I'll have delivering cakes. To top it off they have a 30 day trial period...I'm going to get it in July, deliver the two tall cakes I have due that month and see how it really works before paying for it. I'm pretty confident tho', in reading other testimonies here, that I won't have an issue paying at the end of the 30 day trial period! I am still small and growing quickly and anything that I can invest in to make my life easier is a blessing. Since delivery is the only thing I truly can't stand about this business, if I can get something to make that easier then I will be in much better mental shape! LOL! Cat
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