Transporting Cakes On Pedestals -- Can It Be Done?

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JGMB Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:12pm
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In an attempt to go green by cutting down on using cardboard cake rounds covered with paper, I bought a bunch of beautiful cake pedestals really, really cheap yesterday! (One was $3!!!)

I have 6 cakes to do soon for a meeting at church and planned to use these. Today, it occurred to me that I'm going to face a problem trying to drive with 6 cakes on glass pedestals!!!

Any suggestions????

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msmeg Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:18pm
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You could go buy large pieces of styrofoam and cut out the hole for the stand then transport that way not very green though I think I would uses a cake board for transpost and then place on the stand after you deliver.

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Williamus Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:24pm
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Transporting a cake on a glass cake stand? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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sadsmile Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:27pm
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anything top heavy will tip super easily

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cathyscakes Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:41pm
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I would think you could transport it in box that would support the sides of the pedistal and hold it secure. It would need to be a heavy box, you could figure a way I think to keep it from tipping.

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HamSquad Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:42pm
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Hello there!
I just delivered an anniversary cake on a glass pedestal cake plate. However the size of the cake was : 4.5", 6" and 7.5" stacked. I cut a hole in the lid (slightly larger than the bottom plate of the pedstal) of a plastic storage box, not the real tall ones. I used the non-skid shelf liner around the hole and inside the storage box. Slide the bottom plate through the hole and delivered it 16 miles away from my home. Nothing moved. I did travel with my emergency kit, just in case. Should you use a tall storage container, put something in it to weigh it down, best not to use them.
A matter of fact I have deliver larger cakes like this come to think of it!(LOL)HTH

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Rylan Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 4:50am
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I've done it twice with glass pedestals and once with a pedestal stand I made. I put books underneath the top plate, that way it doesn't tip.

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JGMB Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 10:50am
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Thanks, all, for the responses! I'm going to start trying out different boxes, etc., and I like the heavy book idea. Wish me luck!!

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