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post #46 of 57
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I can hardly believe no one has mentioned the CakeSafe . . .

 

And I am not being sarcasatic - if you are making a tiered cake 16 or 20" tall, you certainly aren't allowing a customer to pick it up themselves, are you?  With a CakeSafe, or some other similar permanent box, you never need to worry about configuring or buying other boxes  Buy it once, deliver, take your box back and repeat.

 

Liz

I was going to mention that (I have 3), but figured I'd be made fun of and it wasn't really helpful to the question. 

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post #47 of 57
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I was going to mention that (I have 3), but figured I'd be made fun of and it wasn't really helpful to the question. 

 

I think the discussion moved from "box or no box" to "you can't buy a big enough box, so that is why I don't use a box", so it seems that a large, permanent box would be a good, possible solution.

 

They do look very professional, and less stress than dealing with cardboard.

 

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post #48 of 57

Yes, when delivering they look a lot better than any constructed box, and are more memorable too. I wouldn't expect it to be a solution that would appeal to someone producing general celebration cakes, but those who do high-end custom tiered cakes on a reg basis would probably benefit from the image and security a CS provides. 

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post #49 of 57

these are awesome--incredibly awesome--sometimes used upside down too--

 

one can be filled with ice to keep things nice & chill

 

http://www.organize.com/ultimate-airtight-storage-box-large-iris-reg.html

 

you have to do your due diligence to get the right sizes--big lots, target, walmart

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post #50 of 57

those for carrying individual tiers and stacking on site and you can fit more than one tier in there too--but you can get deeper ones too--i never used the deeper ones myself--

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post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by jenmat View Post

Yes, when delivering they look a lot better than any constructed box, and are more memorable too. I wouldn't expect it to be a solution that would appeal to someone producing general celebration cakes, but those who do high-end custom tiered cakes on a reg basis would probably benefit from the image and security a CS provides. 

You have 3 cake safes?? Wow I'd love just one much less 3
post #52 of 57
Not a fan of cake safe, at least for the types of cakes I do. CS boxes are not going to work for many of my cakes, and the ones it would work with...even if I wanted to fully assemble them, take the photo with my backdrop, then remove and carefully pack the top piece separately and reassemble at the venue, it seems extremely inefficient.   And in my experience the safest place for a delicate handmade cake topper to ride is on the cake, so I don't want anything to interfere with that. 
 
My cakes are staked onto the board either from the bottom up or top down. Proper stacking and staking is more than adequate and I've never had any issues with a cake during delivery.   In my opinion, CS is overkill for anything four tiers and under. 
 
If I had lots of drivers going out with a bunch of cakes every week, that might be another story. I might look into it, but I'd also have to train them on finishing the cake at the venue. As it is now it's just me and 3 other drivers who I trust to drive properly.

 

When I see all the posts here about cakes sliding and falling over, it just boggles my mind. This can only be improper stacking and driving. If you drive correctly, it's extremely unlikely you'd ever have to slam on the brakes. Otherwise 18 wheelers would be hitting people from behind constantly. They can't stop fast either.

post #53 of 57

lookie what i found -- this is what  the box looks like -

 

for this cake--the plastic wrap could touch the purse handle no problem-o

 

otherwise i would add something to hold the plastic up higher--

 

for example foam core strips (like yardsticks) taped into the corners and

 

wrap the plastic around that and tape it all up to the box

 

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post #54 of 57

Kate: my first thought looking at the box was, "What the hell is your purse doing in the box".  Ha ha ha

That cake is nice!  I had to pull up the whole photo to see that it was not real.   You guys crack me up sometimes with your creative cakes.

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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post #55 of 57

mb--how sweet are you! thank you so much--you're on the list for peant butter fudge again this year  :lol:

(you had a cyber bite for me in december -- hahahaha--)

 

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and maybe some peeps think that box looks tacky--oh well i mean i used to cut off the little flaps --

but nobody cares about little flaps--and regular white boxes often are brown inside so--those are all the

disclaimers i can think of right now ;) don't hate me 'cause i'm a box maker lol

but mostly don't hate my boxes~~

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post #56 of 57

I always use a box, even if I have to get creative and tape 2 together for large cakes.

I wouldn't want the pizza guy showing up at my door with a unboxed pizza, or my Chinese take out uncovered, regardless how clean the delivery guys car may be.

post #57 of 57

I normally put my cake in cake boxes so when i'm the car i'm not worried about anything touching the car seats. The store i go to sells cake boxes of all sizes and very cheap. Also, they are good because the cake owners can store the rest. You'd definitely want a box if its not fondant, just icing.

This is just my opinion, but if i were the receiver i'd prefer a box.

 

Also, I hope i'm not ruining this post, but i'm a bit new to this sit and wish to ask you more knowledged people a question, if i may. Does anyone know how to post a picture, or if thats only a members privilege? 

 

Thank you :)

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