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.