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Ok - it's the motorcycle cake I've been freaking about for 2 weeks...lol. Well - It's done and ready to go - except for one thing....I put straws down in the sheet cake & cut them flush with the icing....my motorcycle shaped cake is on its own board on top - but it's not sitting flush on the cake, about 1/8 inch above the cake icon_mad.giftapedshut.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gif What do I do? Take off the shaped cake and try to cut the straws shorter? UUUGGGHHH!! lol PLEASE HELP! I have to deliver this cake at 3:30pm CST.... icon_eek.gif Another thing - do you think I should wait and put them together at the location? Or will it transport ok put together? - I have a big box to put it in and am only going about 20 miles from my house.

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Well, I am not the expert here, but I would say if you're uncomfortable with the stability of the second cake, take it off for transport. I know some people intentionally cut their dowels higher than the cake for a clean removal, so I wouldn't worry about that once you've arrived at your destination. Hope that helps!

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After all the stress you have been thru with this one, I would definitely stack once you get there. then you have no worries!!
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Thanks, ladies...that's what I'll do. I'm also gonna put some removable double stick tape in the bottom of the boxes for a little extra insurance during transport. I've got lots of curves to go thru and a few bumps here and there that I know of...WISH ME LUCK!!! icon_redface.gif (BTW - this is only the second cake I've done with any real decoration...and the first for someone other than my own kids or other family....sooo nervous!)

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Good luck! I'm sure everything will be fine! The more posts I read, the more I realize that no matter how nervous you get and how horrible we are to ourselves, the customers are usually very happy and guests are highly impressed!!
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Good luck jennT I am sure it will be fine! icon_smile.gif
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WHEW!!! Thank the Lord that one's gone!!! lol It made the car trip pretty well - just a few very minor squishes and sags. But I was a good girl & took my bags filled with the 2 colors I used to decorate, so I was able to fix the booboos....If I'd never found CC, I probably never would have thought to do that, simple as it is! lol It's so great to hear about other people's trial & error and experience here...it helps me remember things that I otherwise probably wouldn't.

Earlier I said this was only my second cake with any real decoration...I should have said DETAILED decoration! lol I've made plenty of cakes and frosted them and done very crude shells, etc., but never one with as much detail as this motorcycle. Now - it's lightyears away from most of the cakes on here, imo, but it's a HUGE accomplishment for me! thumbs_up.gif

Unfortunately my digital camera is still broken, but I was able to take some pics with a disposable. Hopefully I'll use up the rest of the roll by tomorrow & be able to get them developed on Monday...So I'll post pics as soon as I can. I still haven't had the time to post the pics from my 3yr old's party 2 wks ago...I'll do that tonight.

Thanks to all of you who answered my panicked posts this week!! icon_biggrin.gif
I probably would've lost faith in my ability to finish the cakes I've done the past 2 wks if this place & you wonderful people weren't here!!

And now, I'll go collapse in a heap and sleep for 3 days.......lol thumbs_up.gif

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Wow! You made it through! Can't wait to see the picture icon_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by JennT

Thanks, ladies...that's what I'll do. I'm also gonna put some removable double stick tape in the bottom of the boxes for a little extra insurance during transport. I've got lots of curves to go thru and a few bumps here and there that I know of...WISH ME LUCK!!! icon_redface.gif (BTW - this is only the second cake I've done with any real decoration...and the first for someone other than my own kids or other family....sooo nervous!)
Just wanted to note, that the non-skid rubbery shelf liner from the dollar stores that most people put on the floor of their cars beneath the boxed cake also works well inside the box, if the box is bigger than the cake and you are worried about it sliding around inside the box.
Hugs Squirrelly

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