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post #1 of 14
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Time is drawing near and I want to make sure I have everything covered for my first wedding cake.

What are some things you take with you when delivering your wedding cakes?

So far I have prepared a delivery form for the event planner to sign. I have a list of items that are to be returned to me. I have the no skid shelf liner so the cake boxes won't slide in my car. Other things I will pack is a bag for items to be returned, extra icing, tips, icing bags, extra icing roses, extra edible pearls for cake, gloves, and apron.

Am I missing anything?
post #2 of 14
Looks like you're pretty busy too AgentCakeBaker!!What are you making? Wedding or what? I'm gonna go crazy if tomorrow doesn't hurry up & get here!
Hey, Bring some wash clothes & towels for clean up.. Spatulas, extra icing, right now that's all I can think of.. OH>.. I camera!! I'll let you know if I think of anything else...

Good luck!!!
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post #3 of 14
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Yes I'm making a wedding cake. This is my first one ever. The closer I get to the date the more nervous I am. The wedding isn't until Sunday but I want to make sure I have everything packed by Saturday night.

You sound just as nervous as I am. I'll definitely add wash cloths, spatulas, and my camera.
post #4 of 14
When I did my first and only wedding cake, I took it completely unassembled. I took all my roses on skewers and toothpicks stuck into floral foam and styrofoam. My cake is posted in the gallery. I took a paint brush to help with cracks in the fondant. I squirted icing in the crackes, smoothed, and they were gone. Also, don't forget your camera and a drink for you, preferably caffeine. It took me 4 hours! Plus, I had a friend with her tweezers (tip from Earlene Moore) to help attach pearls! The friend is the best tool I took!
post #5 of 14
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Oh yeah that is a good idea. I definitely need tweezers to place the pearls on the cake.

Thanks boysmomintx
post #6 of 14
Yep, I'm getting nervous by the minute! This is my 3rd wedding cake... one was for wilton class not pressure, the other was a practice for this wedding... Neither were stressful but this one is making me crazy! It's funny how I forgot a lot of stuff.... What size is your wedding cake?
Mine is 8", 12", 16" round. I'm also doing the groom's cake same sizes but square.

We'll get it done!!
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post #7 of 14
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My sizes are 6", 8", 10" round. No groom's cake requested.
post #8 of 14
Well much luck to you!! I had better get off here & finish mine!!! Oh, boy!! I need a nap!!
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post #9 of 14
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Good luck to you as well.
post #10 of 14
always take a picture after set up even if you took one before to proove the cake made it safely And if something happens you can could prove they moved the cake and caused the damage.

check your camera for fresh batteries

Have your bags already holding the frosting with the tips you used on cake. Plus take and extra bowl and spatula if the worst happens and you have major repair.

When I travel a distance to deliver I take supplies and mixer just in case only happend once but that was enough to be prepared for the future.

guess that would not be a problem with fondant.
post #11 of 14
My friend also had some GREAT clippers (I guess for tree limbs?) that we used to snap the dowels. The mother of the bride insisted on putting the dowels in herself, and it drove me nuts! I told her I was not responsible if the cake fell, and she said okay. I swear that cake weighed about 150 pounds, and she used the straw-sized dowels. I would go bigger if it were all on me, but it survived. Whew!
post #12 of 14
It sounds like you're going to be very well prepared! Good luck! Can't wait to see pics
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post #13 of 14
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Thanks everyone for all your help. I will post pictures tomorrow night after I deliver the cake.
post #14 of 14
I can't wait to see, Agentcakebaker!! I am so afraid for when someone should ask me about a wedding cake. That is the one thing that I haven't done yet. And I would like to be better at some other techniques before i get into that. Good luck, but I am sure that you won't need it!!
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