Post # 1
I rented a beautiful cake pecestal from a party planning place. A nice silver one for a 9 inch 2 tiered cake serving 50-60 people.
Do I ask to pick it up a day or so early so I can take it to the baker so they can place it on there in time for pick up or is it something we just slide the cake on if we were to pick the cake up ourselves bring it to the venue and atop the pedestal?
Im just having trouble getting a visual on how the cake will make it to the pedestal without potentially ruining it.
Has anyone transfered their cake to a pedestal on thier own? Any tips?
I think I am watching too many Cake Challenge Episodes on the Food Network and seeing them transfer those huge cakes to the presentation table is contributing to my anxiety level for my wedding cake. LOL
Post # 3
I am bringing mine to the bakery a few days before the wedding so they can put the cake on it and deliver the whole thing. IMO, this is best left to the prodfessionals with experience.
Post # 4
So it is normal for the bakery to do this for you? I am going to ask my baker but I felt a little silly, wondering if they were going to just drop the cake off and we were supposed to transfer it ourselves (wouldn’t it mess up the frosting around the bottom edge)?
Is anyone buying a paper doily or similar decoration for their cake pedestal?
Post # 5
Regardless of whether the bakery does the delivery and setup, the cake will be on a cakeboard. You can ask the bakery what color cakeboard they’ll be using, and whether it will show at all.