I am in need for a couple of good ideas! My sister's first anniversary is coming up and I want to make them a little top tier because they really didn't have much of a wedding cake themselves. However, she is allergic to soy, and she lives about 14 hours away. Crisco is out of the question, but do you think a real buttercream would last 3-4 days while it is being shipped? Has anyone ever shipped a cake and have any tips? I am stuck, I really want this to be special for the both of them, her husband has brain cancer, and no one really expected him to live for this long, very sad but inspirational at the same time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks,
Welcome to Cake Central. Unfortunately, it is very difficult and expensive to try to ship cake. Real butterccream will not survive undamaged.
An un-iced cake, like pound cake will get there, and fondant covered cakes also can be packaged for shipping.
If you start it frozen, carefuly wrapped and packaged, shipped overnight. it should arrive in one piece.