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post #91 of 98
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Originally Posted by gidgetdoescakes View Post

I am sad to say I ordered cake stackers.  I am not happy at all. I don't like to slam products but I hate this thing...also when she turns the cake upon its side if you look close you will see she has a plate screwed on the top thats why she can do that.  I am not happy and wish I could get my money back.

I just got mine last month and used it for a wedding this month and loved it! I was able to transport this cake http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3316993/tiered-flower-cascade/ fully assembled  through Atlanta, GA weekend traffic about 30 mins from my house. I just knew I would have little bits and pieces of flowers and buttterfiles to replace add or repair when I got there. However, for the first time, nothing needed repairing, or to be shifted or moved. What happen that makes you hate it?

 

Yes there's a plate on the top for the upside down shot. They sell that plate with the chandelier set for hanging a cake.

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #92 of 98

Hi All,

 

I've been lurking on CC for a long time and just recently joined.  I saw these posts about the Cake Stackers system and, for my first post, I thought I would throw in my two cents :) 

 

I like the system overall and the customer service is great--I had an issue with my first set, the screw in the base plate arrived bent/crooked and some of the support plates weren't straight.  They were all promptly replaced by Cake Stackers and the second set they sent me was fine.

 

I used the Cake Stackers system for a "golf ball on a tee" cake and it worked great!  I was able to travel with it fully assembled and felt totally confident that it would arrive in one piece--which it did, and I didn't need to repair anything!  

 

I would not, however, recommend the system as a cupcake tower (with or without a small cake on the top).  I've used it like that twice, and each time the stand was leaning to one side or another.  The first time was so bad that I had to put a small dowel between the base plate and the first support plate to help balance it out.  I was already at the event and setting-up and hadn't anticipated that there would be any issues because the system seems very sturdy, so the dowel is the only thing that came to mind at the time.  I placed it in the back and it wasn't too noticeable.  I tried to trouble shoot why that happened (maybe too much space--4 inches or so, between each plate?) and called them for help.  The space between each plate didn't seem to be an issue.  The suggestion was to make sure the support plates were screwed in super tight, which I thought I did, but I guess it wasn't tight enough.  So, I tried that for the second cupcake tower, and even though that helped, the stand still seemed to lean a bit.  I didn't need a dowel to balance it out like I did before and the lean wasn't as obvious in person, but more obvious in pictures.  I plan on getting something else for cupcake stands/towers.

 

Overall, I think it's great for cakes...not so good for cupcake stands, but that's just been my experience.  

 

Hope that helps!

post #93 of 98

Well maybe i will try using it a few more times and see if I change my op.....I will let you know if I like it better :)

Georgine
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post #94 of 98
Thread Starter 
I love it for 3d cakes (like the pagoda cake I did - pics on my website) I love it for 3 or 4 tier cakes no stress delivering when it's on the cake stacker. For large (5 tier cakes or 4 tiers of southern pound cake) that are two heavy for me to pick up assembled I prefer the stress free system. I use both all the time and they both have pros and cons.
post #95 of 98

The thing is, I thought oh I will save money not having to buy dowels and plates etc I will be able to use the cake stackers. Well it was so much money Im afraid to use it where I wont be cutting the cake lol.  When I did take my cake apart I noticed one of the metal pieces had come off and went into the cake...thankfully I found it when I was cutting the cake can you imagine someone biting into that ouch.... So its no good for me because Im paranoid now. "sigh" This is my opinion, everyone has one...I am just not having luck with mine. When I used it for topsy turvy the angle was so deep the cake was sliding off the plate and cutting my cake as it went. Sorry I hate to give bad reviews but if you are looking for truth..thats mine :) please no fights ....Im sure this is great for others...just not me...I should add...I do this as a hobby not a business*,,,I do not charge for my cakes

Georgine
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post #96 of 98

Absolutely stunning..you just made my decision for me..already have the order in just now need to go pay for it but wanted to check n see what was said on here..tyvm..how did you know what extra pieces to order..already put the reusable boards on..that will save $$ in the long run as well.

post #97 of 98

Walkinmomma Don't know if you see this post since it was a while since you posted the cake but had to tell you it is absolutely the most gorgeous cake

post #98 of 98

Thanks!  It has been the favorite one I have ever done.

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