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post #46 of 52
My husband made me a cake safe. It's a secure box with frozen cold packs in the bottom and a refrigerator rack above them. I put a non-skid pad on the rack then put the wedding cake. Close up the sturdy box and away we go. I also love to deliver cakes completely assembled (no more than 4 tiers). My husband cuts my cake boards for me, drills a hole in the center and inserts a 12" sharpened dowel (glued tightly). I cut small central holes in my foamcore boards and thread them down the sharpened rods. Between the sharpened center dowel, sturdy internal supports and the frozen cold packs, I am ready for anything - but I still white knuckle it to each delivery - force of habit. :-)
post #47 of 52
My husband is going to make me one. We had it designed and he lost the dumb paper it was on....so we have to start from scratch again, but he works at a metal Fab shop, and there are engineers there that will write programs for him for anything we can imagine and draw up. I am still waiting though.

I agree on the white knuckling trips. I am so stressed when I transport, but there is no way my designs will survive stacking g on site
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Originally Posted by lkern777 View Post

 

I always think it is funny when people knock a product they have never used. If you don't want to buy one, fine. I'm sure your perfect stacking and driving, not to mention everyone else's perfect driving around you, make your deliveries a breeze.

 

I never had a "problem" happen while delivering before I had my Cake Safe, but the stress was incredible. I worried constantly that if I had to hit my brakes suddenly my cake would get knocked forward and be damaged. My cake does not move even a little bit in the Cake Safe. All of the worry has been taken away. Granted, the first time I used it I was still worried because I wasn't 100% sure that it would work as described on their website (thanks to my husband's skepticism), but after the first hour-long drive (on rough local roads) I was convinced that it was the best purchase I had made in a long time.

 

The only thing I don't like about it is that you cannot have a cake without a hole in the top of it because the metal bar goes through the entire cake. If you want a have a cake with a perfectly smooth top you pretty much have to have a buttercream cake where you can fill the hole and smooth it back over once you get on site. You probably wouldn't be able to do it with fondant and make it look seamless.

 

These are just my opinion and we are all entitled to our own. I'm not trying to start a fight.


Lol, I don't have to try jumping out of an airplane without a parachute to know it's not going to be a good idea.

 

I've watched the videos - I know what it is and how it works.  Like I said, I used to worry, too and eventually I realized it was a waste of energy. This just seems like overkill to allay what I consider to be an irrational fear or to compensate for an inability to stack a cake correctly (or perhaps drive properly with a cake on board). If people were saying, "I want this product as extra super duper insurance because there's a remote chance I could be in a wreck or have to slam on my brakes", I wouldn't be "knocking " the product, as you put it.  But the tone of this thread is that it's a foregone conclusion that we all need this box and that's very misleading.

 

Do I think there's no place for it in the cake business? I wouldn't say that, but statements like, " This is the kind of equipment that seperates the boys from the men..." are unreasonable things to say in my opinion.

post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl View Post

I had one rather memorable occasion when I was transporting a pie. Not a multi-tier cake, but a boxed Marie Callender's pie. A grand total of a mile and a half. And I had to make a sudden stop, because of, as I recall, some yahoo who either had no concept of traffic laws, or (more likely) couldn't keep his or her furry friend from running out into traffic. Needless to say, the pie did not fare well (more like "farewell to the pie.").

 

Sudden, unexpected G-loads in directions other than "down" happen. Whether you're traveling a hundred miles or a mile and a half. If having to de-spindle the cake at its destination, and patch the frosting, is the price you have to pay for a system that would likely enable the cake to survive a multi-vehicle pile-up with little or no damage, then I'd say it's a small price to pay.

I wasn't going to post anything else to this string and then I made a 4 hour trip to Atlanta this week. I did not have a cake in the car with me, however, I almost wish I had to see what would have happened (it would have been in a cake safe). The first 2 hours were uneventful and smooth, but then an 18-wheeler started encroaching into my lane. I was going 75 mph and laid on the horn hoping he would move back over. No such luck. He kept coming and completely ran me off the road. We ended up fish-tailing all over the place when I hit the side of the road and tried to compensate. We drifted like in The Fast and the Furious and came within inches of hitting the trailer of the truck. I somehow got control of the car and stopped on the side of the road. I did have several dozen individually wrapped cookies packed in a box and seat-belted in that were unharmed, but would think that the side to side motion would have wreaked havoc on any cake. I guess I'll never know....at least I hope not. I was unbelievably paranoid the rest of the drive there and the whole drive back.

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If you even get the desire to recreate the accident with a cake in the car let me know. I will run you off the road at your bequest! icon_lol.gif

post #51 of 52
LOL. I'll pass!
post #52 of 52

wow looks great, but its a bit pricy for me at the minute

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