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A lot of cake decorators – both novice AND experienced alike – have concerns about how to get their tiered (aka stacked) cakes safely to their destination. I totally understand this frustration!

My sister-in-law, Ann has certainly had this issues! (I’ll show you another one of her creations when her brother, my husband’s youngest brother, sends me the photo of the wedding cake she made for him and his wife)

TRUE STORY: A few years ago, John’s folks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and the party that his sisters put on for his folks was nothing short of incredible (I regret to say that the BROTHERS didn’t do a whole lot in helping plan the day!)!

I’m away from home right now, but I have a photo of their original wedding cake. Well, Ann REPLICATED this cake from 50+ years ago, and did it only from looking at the Black & White photos of the day.

She did an incredible job. One tiny eensie-weensie issue though… While assembling (or transporting – I forget now) the cake, the UNTHINKABLE happened.

Yup. Dropped a layer.

Dropped a FULL layer of my in-laws surprise 50th anniversary replica of the cake.

Fortunately, my sister-in-law is a bastion of total CALM in situations like this. She merely decorated and displayed the cake without using the ruined layer.

I honestly don’t know how she did it, and I’m sure you can guess that NO ONE NOTICED. I wouldn’t have noticed if she hadn’t shown me the photo of the original and pointed out the missing layer.

Anyway, the point of my telling you about this story – because it really DOES happen in real life! – is that there are some pretty amazing cake supports systems out there these days.

I am definitely going to write more about this, but I wanted to get the word out in case some of you are either WORRYING about how to safely transport and assemble a cake or have ALREADY had a mishap that you would prefer didn’t happen again. 🙂

When I came across Cake Stackers, I had one of those “ah ha!” moments, and knew that THIS is a resource my readers probably want to know about.

In my correspondence with Stephanie over at Cake Stackers, she told me I could use the photos and videos to help you understand how their cake supports systems work.

All photos and videos of the Cake Stackers systems here on this site are used by their permission – and I promise to add more info on this resource very soon. So, if you would like to head over now, please CLICK HERE to view the best Cake Stacking System by Cake Stackers.

More Character Cake Pans – No Coincidence!

Big Bird and Ernie Sesame Street Cake Pans - You may not always be able to find retired cake pan designs on Amazon here, you can still find some wonderful other ones!

Here’s a really fun (and unlikely) post about those Sesame Street cake pans I mentioned in a recent post!

In fact, I was so excited about this I had to get back here and tell you what just happened… I think you’ll get a kick out of it!

If you recall from the post “A Character Cake Is Perfect For Kids,” I talked about how you can sometimes find “retired” designs, or simply used contour cake pans at yard sales or thrift stores. (more…)

A Character Cake Is Perfect For Kids

Cookie Monster CakeWhat little kid wouldn’t want a cake shaped like “Elmo” or “Cookie Monster” (as seen here) or – as also seen here – a “Mutant Ninja Turtle” for his or her birthday?

The nice thing about making a character cake is you don’t need a year’s worth of decorating experience in order to pull this off!

Once you have some of the basics in your decorating supply closet, you could  not only be making cute cakes easily for the little ones in your own life, but you could most likely hire yourself out to deliver them to your childrens’ friends parties too!

(Of course, there is a lot involved in starting and running a cake decorating business from home, but even if you just made them occasionally as a gift, that would also be amazing!)

So, last week, “Honorary Daughter Maddie” made the “Cookie Monster” cake that you see at the top, and “Honorary Daughter Kim” made the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” cake you also see here… (more…)

Basic Cake Decorating Pastry Tips

Cake Decorating Made Easy - Basic Pastry Tips-This is what you need! Image Royalty Free Clip ArtHere are the Basic Tips You’ll Need to Get Started…

When people first start out in cake decorating, and are really looking for the BASIC tips, it may come as a VERY pleasant surprise that it does NOT cost that much to get started!

The folks at Wilton Industries recommend only 4 very basic cake decorating tips for beginners (the different tips you see at the end of the frosting bag that makes all those wonderful cake decorating designs!).

ALSO… if you scroll down, you’ll see a nice video I found that illustrates a few of the basic tools you’ll need to learn how to decorate a cake (If you want great prices on these tools, check out the VERY inexpensive selection at Amazon, right near the video! – OR…HEAD OVER TO OUR DISCOUNT & CHEAP CAKE DECORATING SUPPLIES STORE NOW!) (more…)