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post #16 of 21
COLD, COLD COLD, That's what the cakes needs - refrigerate over night. I transport all my cakes fully assembled, base plate is thick wood (covered) with a hole drilled in the center. We glue a sharpened center post inside the hole then cut holes in the center of all foamcore boards and slide the board and cake down over the central post, dowel heavily then deliver in an ice pack filled cooler my husband made me. Such a pleasure to deliver cakes now.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by leah_s

SPS was CREATED so that customers could transport assembled tiered cakes on their own. It's perfectly fine to transport an assembled bc cake with a great support system. There's no reason to transport all bc cakes and assemble on site, unless they're so big you can't lift them.

A lot of cakers on here have switched from dowels to SPS and had great success. It's de-stressed a lot of cake maker's work! Check it out.


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4 tier square wedding cake in my pics transported stacked, no issues, using SPS. Wont use anything else now!!!
post #18 of 21
I'm just a hobbyist, but I tried SPS, and I will never go back!
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post #19 of 21
These are the things that I do that really help alleviate stress when transporting bigger cakes.

First... I use adequate support. If it's not a very tall or very heavy cake, I use bubble tea straws.

I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS chill a cake prior to delivery.

If it is a BIG, heavy cake with 3 or more tiers... It gets SPS on at least the bottom 2 layers.

I always transport assembled. Always Chilled. Always with a non-slip mat under it. And always with my sign on the back of my car of the turtle with the cake on his back that says "Cake In Transit".

I don't let anyone push me around with a cake in my car. I don't care how badly they want to get around me, tailgate me, or honk at me. Whatever impatience they have can't be worse to the sick feeling I would have if I let them force me to move faster and my cake crashed down.
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post #20 of 21
Centripetal force is hard on cakes also, going around curves and corners to fast can cause that. Hang a small heavy marble ball on a string from your review mirror. And watch that ball as you drive. If it's swinging then you are driving to aggressively for having a cake on board.

Feel the ride as the cake will.

But chill that cake before taking it and pack it on non skid in a box also on non skid on a totally flat surface in your vehicle.
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post #21 of 21
I will say that SPS is awesome for stacked cakes, but it won't hold up to Mario Andretti driving the car. icon_wink.gif However, it will keep the damage to a minimum.

A coworker ordered a two-tiered cake for his wife's birthday. He didn't tell her there was a cake in the car, and she insisted on driving the 4 hours to their destination.

She didn't drive very carefully, and the top tier kind of popped off the top SPS plate, but it hit the box and didn't fall onto the bottom.

Coworker said it was delicious and next time he'll drive. icon_wink.gif

So yes, get SPS. It's totally worth it.
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