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5 tier wedding cake eeek !!

hi everyone i have an order for a five tier wedding cake but would like to know how this would be transported or could it be erected then taken to venue any advice would be great ???

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Corrie ...

I’ve only done two wedding cakes this big and I transported the bottom 3 stacked and the top 2 stacked and then stacked together and added the missing border at the reception site- both cakes survived just fine but I’m sure there’s someone else out there who has a lot more experience with 5+ tiered cakes!

Fabiana ...

Well its a Big Cake !!! I recomend you to see this video

abigails1 ...

thanks for the help !!

Jenniffer White ...

I travel with 5 tier cakes all the time. I do a few extra things, but for the most part they travel just the same as regular cakes. What’s the base tier size… 16/18"? I will take a MDF board and then hot glue a same-sized cardboard cake drum on top of it and wrap both in cake foil. Once I finish the cake, I will run a sharpened dowel through the center of the entire cake. That cake drum gives the dowel something to bite into.

Cakes that big I usually don’t put in a box, I just put them on a piece of rubber shelf liner so they don’t slide. Just make sure you have enough help to carry all that cake once you get to the venue! :)

Nikki Belleperche ...

I usually decide mostly by how heavy it will be when I decide how to split up my cakes for travel. If you have to carry in the cake by yourself (like I do) You want to make sure its not too heavy for yourself! For a 5 tier cake I would likely do the bottom 3 tiers then the top two, depending on the size. If you do try to transport the entire assembled cake make sure you have someone to watch/support it during transport! Eep!

Eleanor Abraham ...

Think about the venue and accessibility too (parking etc) can you carry it yourself or will you have help? So far I’ve had to construct on site every time. Dying to try and transport whole cake stacked, but worried I won’t be able to carry by myself!. Thank you for posting this question. Fascinated to read others’ comments.

Priscilla ...

Glad I came across this one great info!!

Amy Filipoff ...

I rarely transport higher than 3 tiers assembled because I work alone and can only carry so much. typically I split a 5 tier into a 2 tier section and a 3 tier section. I do the bottom 2 as the 2 tier due to higher weight of the larger tiers. I never use a box, just a rubber shelf liner to keep cakes from sliding.