Transport Cakes Already Stacked

Decorating By abayes Updated 7 Apr 2008 , 8:08am by designsbydelights

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abayes Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 3:41pm
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Was wondering if you can transport cakes already stacked. I was wanting to take a cake to daughters work for a suprise but need it stacked before I get it there. Thank you for any info

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CharmingConfections Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 3:52pm
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I've done this with smaller 2 tier cakes without an issue. I don't know about larger then that though...

I am wondering too about a 4 tier wedding cake.. if I could stack the two bottom and two top and then trasport it. Might be tricky setting two tiers stacked down onto the bottom tiers though.

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daisy114 Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 4:00pm
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I've never attempted a 3 tier cake yet but if you have the support under each tier and a long wooden dowel down the center, shouldn't it be able to make it?

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lorijom Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 4:08pm
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I transported a 4 tier wedding cake fully stacked with no problems. Just make sure your support system is fully carrying the weight of each weight at all on the cakes. I also put a dowel down thru the bottom 3 cakes and into the base so that it wouldn't slide during transport...couldn't put it thru the top tier because of the design. I think I also read that Leahs transports her cakes completely stacked.

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ChefJackieFlorida Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 10:41pm
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I also transport mine completely stacked. Make sure there is a dowel through at least the bottom three tiers. I always have someone with me to carry the cake on their lap. Be careful driving!!!

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Chef_Stef Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 10:46pm
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I have always taken all of mine stacked, to four tiers, because that is all I can carry by myself. They ride just fine.

Just make sure you have a good support system with a dowel down through the whole thing. I use the logicpic support. AND it helps if the cakes are super cold when you load them in the car; it makes them sturdier. I'd never drive a soft, room-temp cake anywhere.

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leah_s Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:01am
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SPS is the support system I'm always talking about. Cheap, easy, sturdy. And NO dowels to cut. PM me with your email addy and I'll send you instructions with pictures.

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designsbydelights Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 8:08am
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I did it today with a wedding cake - 16" bottom and 12" top. Drove a stake through it's little heart, went 20 or so miles and added the 8" top - viola!

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