Dont You Guys Box Your Cakes?

Decorating By loriemoms Updated 24 Jul 2008 , 6:20am by Chef_Stef

loriemoms Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:37pm
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I keep reading about people who had cakes sitting in the back of their car/van, etc and the tiers slid down onto the seat or onto another cake or onto their cat that was napping....etc etc.

When I deliver a cake, I use these large boxes (I bought mine from bakery craft) that will hold a three tiered cake with no problem. They have a round circle cut (or you can get a square circle) to stop the cake from moving around. I have also placed no skid stuff in there to help even more. There is a lid and the box is pretty stiff. I can put a cake fresh from the fridge in there and it will stay fairly cool while I travel. If I have other cakes in the car and if (hasn't happened yet) a cake should shift,it won't damage another cake, it will stay contained in the box. I also line my car with egg crate to obsorb all shocks.

I am just surprised how many posts I have read where the cake wasn't boxed. Am I alone in doing this? I sure love it!!! (I use the same box over and over again..the sides are cut out and drop down, being held up with velcro)

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alanahodgson Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:43pm
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Do you use those boxes that cost like $25.00 each? Can you show us what you use?

loriemoms Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:47pm
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yes! But I use them over and over again....I have one that I have used probably about 100 times and it is still in great shape! I can take a photo of how I have modified it if that helps!

EmilyGrace Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:51pm
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I have never heard of a box like that, sounds pretty cool. I always deliver each tier in a seperate box and set up on site. Don't want to risk traveling with it stacked! Where do you get these boxes from?

alanahodgson Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:00am
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yeah! we wanna see!

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:12am
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Here are photos on how I modified this box. This one I have been using for deliveries for over 3 years now...I recently retired it becuse it was getting a little beat up. Got my 25 dollars worth 10 x over...

(I use SPS and deliver most of my cakes stacked)
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alanahodgson Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:34am
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lorimoms,

Thanks so much for the tips. I might have to invest in one of those boxes. I'm just getting into wedding cakes but, would hate to deliver in the rain w/o a box!

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by alanahodgson

lorimoms,

Thanks so much for the tips. I might have to invest in one of those boxes. I'm just getting into wedding cakes but, would hate to deliver in the rain w/o a box!




Tell me about it! Rain on fondant is like acid!!

I have also lent this box to brides and large cake pickups...people love them, because it balances the weight too.

I have like five of them I Have modified (they make small ones too for two tiered cakes)

tiggy2 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 2:02am
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Where did you get those boxes?

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 10:33am
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

Where did you get those boxes?




I got mine from bakery crafts. Decopac also makes very similiar ones.

snowshoe1 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 1:29pm
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Super clever - with that non-skid insert and the SPS your cakes would probably survive even the potholes on my road! Thanks for sharing.

alvarezmom Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 1:50pm
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loriemoms-

What are the demensions of the box?

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 8:29pm
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The box is 22x22x16. I also have these extenders that make the box a little higher, but most three tiers fit with no problem.

They are ds-4a from bakery craft..

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by snowshoe1

Super clever - with that non-skid insert and the SPS your cakes would probably survive even the potholes on my road! Thanks for sharing.




It has survived being pushed in a cart over brick fancy hotel entries..you know what I mean? I HATE those things!!!

Tashablueyes Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 5:36am
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So where do you get these magical boxes?

Chef_Stef Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 6:20am
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I box every cake, every time.

I get single tier boxes at Michaels for small cakes or single tiers, and cube boxes to fit any stacked tiered cake at The UPS Store for like $6.00-7.00. I don't reuse the box; it gets left at the venue for 'whatever' after the reception.

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