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post #16 of 20
I haven't had any major catastrophes yet...knock on wood but I have read enough that I almost insist on stacking cakes on sight for anything larger than 2 tiers. In my contract I make the customer inital that I recommend delivery and that if and when a cake is picked up I forfeit responsibility for the cakes safe arrival. And when someone picks the cake up, I have them sign additional papers that state that the cake is as ordered and that the responsibility for the cake now rests with them and not me. When somone picks up there own cake, I feel like they don't know how fragile it can be. Hope this helps you for the future.
post #17 of 20
I have only used the dowel in the center thats like the diameter of a pencil along with small ones to support tiers....I think that was way too big...Im sorry this happened , what a shame.....I can understand your feelling this way....time heals all wounds, you will get back to what you love in time.....I had a big cake for a baby shower I had to take 20 miloes away....I put it together on site because I would never have lived threw the stress of the trip....and fillings especially are tricky if not chilled well I think....better luck in future...we all make mistakes and we learn from them and go on.
post #18 of 20
I had my first cake disaster a couple months ago & it was for a wedding cake, it was the worst feeling! Luckily I had time to fix it. The problem with the big SUV I borrowed to transport the cake was I had the AC blasting but didn't realize it didn't reach the back very well. The cake got hot and started slipping around.
From now on I refrigerate my cakes if they're more than 2 tiers to keep them more "solid" during transport.
post #19 of 20
While the 1/2 dowel may be over kill I don't understand why people are having problems with it. I used to always use it that thick on all my cakes and they were always solid and secure with no problems. I can't quite figure out how you nailed it into solid wood, but maybe I'm missing something. I impale all my tiered cakes into the drum base (non plated ones).

There's no way to know, but I bet they didn't make sure a/c got to the cake. Who knows, maybe they stopped at a convenience store and let it in a hot car. I also bet they neglected to tell you that they made a hard stop. If there's anything that will cause a cake to go flying , it's that and it doesn't take as much as you might think.

I do let people pick up cakes, but I give them a lecture about transport. I keep meaning to put driving directions in writing and get them to initial it.
post #20 of 20
It sounds like it looked darling. Can you post a pic? I'm really sorry that that happened but don't give up just yet. We all have bad days.
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