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post #61 of 85
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Thanks Katiebelle I do feel better now! I wonder why do people use SPS with the cake safe? Is there anyone who uses the cake safe with just dowels and cake boards. I know toneda is a great cake artist/baker and she only uses dowels and cake boards according to her youtube video.
post #62 of 85
Where can you purchase the cake safe?
post #63 of 85
Thread Starter 
http://www.cakesafe.com/home/

There have a lot of cool videos too.
post #64 of 85
cfpeoples: Their website is cakesafe.com. They are pretty cool! I watched their video. Too bad it wouldn't work for any of the weddings I've done so far icon_sad.gif I like the way it is covered and protected. Maybe someday I'll get one of those too! icon_smile.gif
post #65 of 85
@sberryp, I use SPS because I am dowel-challenged. With SPS I know the legs are going in straight. I have always, always, always had a problem getting my dowels in perfectly straight up and down.
post #66 of 85
Oh no... I was just answering the question above as to how they turned the cake in that video upside down. I understand that you don't always put a top plate on.

In my experience, caterers are looking for something that is not complicated and that they don't have to worry about losing. I am not against the cake safe as a concept, i just think it's over-priced for what it is. It was more expensive when it first came out too, and I haven't looked at in a long while, but even at the current pricing... too much IMHO.

I think that all of these systems over complicate things. I like not having to worry about things coming back to me. I don't ask for my base boards back... I just factor them into the pricing of my cakes. I wouldn't want to have to chase people down to get my support structure back. I have been doing this for almost 5 years and haven't had an issue that would make me want to spend thousands of dollars on supports and plastic boxes.

Just trying to speak for the ones who don't find this stuff necessary to give another side and maybe save someone a few hundred dollars or more. =] The only time I feel better with a plate and pillar system is for cakes over 4 tiers tall. Then I use a plate and pillars for the bottom tier(s) and deliver in two pieces. =]
post #67 of 85
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Originally Posted by lilmissbakesalot

Shipping boxes do a fine job of keeping humidity off of a cake. Just saying.

I tape the sides back up so there is no open seam. It's cheap and lightweight and does the job. I wouldn't spend $300+ on a plastic box. Sorry... I know they work great, and people love them, and if you have the money great, but I prefer to not spend that much since I have multiple cakes going out any given weekend day I'd need 3 of them. There's no way I could justify spending $1000+ on three boxes. That and you need 2 people to carry the damn thing. I deliver most cakes alone.


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I agree 100%!
post #68 of 85
I have no experience with a Cake Stacker but I do own a Cake Safe and I have to tell you I couldn't be happier with it! One of the first cakes I traveled , 200 miles over very bumpy roads, a 5 tier wedding cake. Since it was for a friends wedding I was equally nervous it wouldn't work and sure that if it didn't work that I would have lots of time to repair the damage and since the cake was a gift, if it ended up not what I had envisioned it would be ok. Well, not only was the cake ok, it was a DREAM to setup! No more hour to do set up! I simply pulled out the metal rod, plopped the cake topper on and I was DONE! The cake was PERFECT! Since then I have used it to travel hours away from my home town to deliver in other cities with my Cake Safe and not one cake has been even slightly damaged. Even thin sugar flowers have shown up in perfect shape. The stability it offers is amazing. So, yes, I can highly recommend the Cake Safe!

Cat
post #69 of 85
I have 3 Cake Safes, different sizes, and I love them. I cannot imagine delivering wedding cakes without them. It's true that they just about eliminate all the stress involved with transporting a cake, even long distances. On some days, I load all 3 of my Cake Safes in the back of my vehicle and can do 3 deliveries so quickly. I consider them one of the top 3 best investments I've made in my business.
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post #70 of 85
I am on the Cakesafe side here. I own them, and LOVE them. I know I am looked at as much more professional when I deliver to a venue with a cake in a beautiful clean clear cakesafe than if I walk in with a *shipping box*. I know I get a LOT of comments on it. (and hand out many more business cards too) People at the venues are wowed when they see it! Not to mention that it keeps the cake safe and secure and clean for any type of delivery. I am a professional, and I have expensive tools, this is one of many. I know my Hobart was expensive, as were my magic line pans, and my Agbay. Quality tools are not cheap. I only buy/use ones that are high quality and have a purpose. The cakesafe is money well spent, and the people that own the company are top notch.
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post #71 of 85
Good to know.
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post #72 of 85
Thread Starter 
I would like to thank everybody sharing your experiences with both products (as well as others).
post #73 of 85
I purchased the Cake Safe and have not used it yet because of concerns I have. I usuall dowel 3 or 4 tier cake and use a center dowel thru all tiers. Do you still use a center dowel thru all tiers, since Cake Safe has a rod going thru all tiers? I am also afraid to use it because I think maybe when I use the rod to push down thru the tiers, it won't penetrate the cake boards or hit the dowels inside the cake and down it all comes. Can anyone expaing this?
post #74 of 85
Most cut a larger hole in the center of their plates/boards so that the rod can pass through.
post #75 of 85
Thread Starter 
Crumbcake-Dowel the cake off center and then you will not worry about the rod hitting the dowel. Toneda dowels her cakes off centered in her you tube video.
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