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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. 
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. 
we always put it in a box, unless for some reason it's just too big. Even when we are delivering a 3 tier cake that won't fit in a standard box height for a celebration we cut off the top and at least put it in the box. A lot of decorators will build their own boxes around the cake, buy them from Office Max, or custom order the ones with windows, even if delivering. We usually don't go that far, but it is a good idea. It may not make sense to you, but a box is kind of a...
I have a 6 year old (almost 7) and a blessing on the way. (after years of failed clomid and IVF we finally got it done the old fashioned way!)   My business took off when my daughter was  a little under 2. My hubby works second shift so he had her in the mornings until she began school. Now I get all day to work until 3:35 when the bus pulls up.  Now that I'm 30 weeks, I've pretty much stopped taking orders until this new little one is born- which could be in a couple...
Um, aren't they cold? Get those babies COLD and then deal with them.   Agreed with everyone here that the whole thing needs to come apart and be re-cut, but if the cakes aren't cold, you are dealing with an unstable structure to begin with and yes, they will be too soft to manage.  Best of luck, sounds like you are going to need a glass of something soon!
Yep. Never had it happen either. I've had a complaint or two, but either I've deserved it or there was a miscommunication that was easily fixed. I have BIG cheapo-radar though and I don't undercharge for my area. 
I haven't gotten that one recently, but isn't it crazy that people want a custom cake (CUSTOM) but want to see an example before they order? I get their thinking, sort of, but if you want an original, there ISN'T going to be an example!!!Or the customer who asks me for suggestions on a themed cake. I give them an email with design suggestions and prices. (no sketches, I'm not going there until there is an actual order) Then they come back and ask for snapshots of all of...
Looking at your page, I do agree your work is good.    So, what do YOU think is going on? I know you came for opinions, but do you have theories? It just does seem odd that with your level of work people aren't re-ordering. There HAS to be a reason. Either that, or you haven't looked close enough at your reorder vs lost clients ratio. Maybe it just SEEMS like lately they aren't reordering, but if you look at hard numbers you're fine? I know I panic every once in a while...
Glad to hear it. Nope, I've never had anyone be that rude to me regarding my job. Now I'm SURE that people have said it behind my back. "Can you BELIEVE what she charges for CAKE?!!!" But I've never had a friend post or tell me to my face, (or facebook as the case may be.)  I've had potential customers say that or something similar and I say "I totally understand, good luck with your event!"
Man, some people have really jerky friends. I don't have time in my life for people who don't value what I do. Or at least the ones that don't have the tact to keep it to themselves.    Shrug it off, be glad she will never be your customer, and just delete her from Facebook and probably your life all together, since she already sounds like a goofball. 
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