I have a bride who has sent me this picture of the cake she would like for me to make for her in August. I live a good hour and 30 minutes from the reception location and live in Kansas.
My question is:
How well will this cake transport? Should I try to transport it stacked?
It will be extremely hot in Kansas in August. I am worried about the chocolate melting, sliding or cracking during the trasporting.
Or should I wait to put the cake together at the location?? Then I would have to find a way to melt the chocolate.
Any advice would be great, I have only done one cake with chocolate over it like this one and it was a 6" that we ate at home.
That is a toughie! I don't know what would work best for you, but I might try a method mentioned by someone else in another post (don't know the thread, just read it somewhere). They mentioned using one long dowel (sharpened) and "impaling" all layers and board to support the cake for transport. You could do this before adding the top berries. I would then get some sun visors for any windows that would be facing onto the cake and have the air kicking before I loaded.
Someone else might have dealt with this before and might have some better suggestions.
I would pour the chocolate on location no way would I risk it melting, (I do live in Tx. and in August we probably reach 3 digit temperatures, I would melt the chocolate at home put it in a Crock Pot (I think thats what those things are called) I am pretty sure there is outlets at the reception for you to heat up the chocolate again with no problem
That's a really good idea! Never would have thought of using a crockpot , I think they even now market one that's for transporting.
Thanks for the ideas. Thanks mayamia - the crock pot idea is great.