Thank you very much,
Paranoid wedding cake deliverer
I have transported stacked cakes with as many as 6 tiers. i always use plastic dowel rods in the tiers. I then stack three tiers and drive a wooden dowel that has been sharpened on one end through the middle. I then stack the last two or three tiers and insert another wooden dowel through the middle. Never had a cake fall apart. They are quite heavy though, so I had a friend make me a variety of cake bases in round and square shapes that are an inch thickness of wood. I cover them with paper, and once the cake is served I toss the paper and store the base until the next time.
Does any one use the SPS cake support system?
It came on the scene a few years ago, right after I retired (perfect timing, no?).
I still make cakes for gifts and so I bought a set just to have around.
Came in very handy for a massive tiered wedding cake for a family member.
The reception was over the hill and thru the dale so I was kinda nervous.
Worked like a charm.
Kinda pricey, but reusable, so I would tack on a rental fee plus a deposit if I was charging.
what are " twist columns" ? do you mean the large ones that run a single column through the center into the plate above?
One thing I wish our company would of used were industrial blankets to line the floor of the van, to prevent all the sliding around. Thinking about it, another company I worked for that delivered artwork, even their vehicle had a carpeted floor in their cargo space. It might be obvious, but you said to go ahead and say :p
You guys have way more cojones than me. I remember way back I had my first wedding cake delivery. Taking my sweet time driving, when all of a sudden the car in front of me had the urge to slam on their brakes. I did the same, and all I heard was shhhhh... thud! Got to the place opened up the back door, and there was the cake slammed up against the wall of the van. One side of the cake was completely ruined, I felt soo bad. The chef took one look at it, and said, 'no worries I'll just display the cake with that side out of sight'...
Immediately when I got back to work, I told my boss, 'I'm never delivering wedding cakes again'.