I have a wedding cake that i an doing for a friend. I live in New York. The wedding is in Atlanta in August. I figured that the best way to transport the cake is to bake it in NY and wrap it 2x in plastic wrap. I was going to bring all of the fillings in containers with me. Fill the cake ice it decorate while I am down there. I need some suggestions on how i should do this or even if the method i am choosing to do is the right one let me know. HOW SHOULD I TRANSPORT THE CAKE AND THE THINGS TO GO WITH IT
I think I would wrap and freeze the layers and take them out when you are ready to leave, that way there is less chance of something to go wrong. I would just use plastic containers to put my frostings and fillings in. Just make sure you find a cake supply store close by, just in case you forget something!
I don't know if this will work if you are flying with all of the restrictions now...but...this is how I brought a bunch of Louisiana seafood to Hawaii when I went years ago...
If you are driving, then I would double wrap everything in plastic and foil (freezer bags wouldn't hurt) and freeze it hard. Buy a cheap styrofoam cooler chest and right before you are leaving pack it - ice, food, and then more ice. Silicon caulk it closed. When you reach your destination, disassemble...lol Who cares...it's a $2.00 ice chest...
I am faced with a very similar delima. The ice chest idea is great as long as everything stays frozen. If the layers thaw I'm afraid the ones on the bottom will be smashed. I am facing an 8-10 trip with mine. I wonder how long they will stay frozen.
Put the cakes on top, and use blue ice packs closest to them. They just have to stay cold.
Would dry ice work to keep it frozen? I would be worried about using ice cubes.
Are you driving?
I guess I would be a little afraid of the zillion degree heat in your trunk.
I know that floorboards of vehicles can be REALLY hot (I had warped candy I had so carefully made once because of that), but here is a general transporation idea I can not take credit for. I read it on another forum a while back and it might work if you had a van or some other large vehicle:
Buy one of those under the bed storage containers. Put down no skid mats inside. Place your cakes in that (I think she actually didn't even box them...but I don't think I would recommend that!). If the floor isn't too hot, the cakes would be in a very sturdy container, staying put.
Really...the most important part was...
Seal the styrofoam cooler with silacon caulk... It is a closed environment where no cold can escape...
This is not travel tip, but when you get there thing. Atlanta is HOT and HUMID in August. That may effect the icing, cakes, deco etc. Just keep it in mind.