Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Viega Grand Opening Cake

Well, the cake that has been on my mind for 2 months finally got delivered today. Yea!! We worked all day Monday and headed to McPherson at 7:00 this morning. Viega is a facility off of I-35 in McPherson. You can see the huge white building from the road. It took 12 1/2 full sheet cakes to build this cake and was placed on a board 4 feet x 7 feet. It took 6 of us to safely get it into the van. Here it is in the van ready to head out.

I got a call on my cell as we were pulling into the parking lot at the plant from someone who was to meet me and let me know where to unload. He said to go around to the back and they had a fork lift ready to take the cake. Really... A FORKLIFT! So we drive around and sure enough, a forklift and 6 guys were waiting. (I had asked for 4 guys to help Kim and I get it unloaded.) I told him I was not going to put the cake on a fork lift. He thought it was the best idea since we had a long way to walk. This building is very big, like 250 ft. long. After finding the location where the cake was to be displayed, and me refusing the fork lift, we decided on a dock closest to the cake table. Since my van isn't as high as a semi truck, we had guys get it out of the truck and pass it to 6 guys above in the loading area (about 4 feet above the ground). This cake weighed almost 200 lbs. It all went very well, much better that the fork lift idea. I wish I had to time to take a photo of that.

We finished the detail work on the cake and cake board with an audience of about 75 people, at least. It was quite funny, people were snapping photos like crazy. It got rave reviews and even the owners from Germany loved it. It was a good challenge and fun to do, but, sure glad it is done. On to new things! Here is the finished cake. Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cheri -
    The Viega cake looks awesome! You and your team did a great job!