Need Boxes- Good Source?

Business By Mom2ANC Updated 1 Dec 2008 , 4:58am by tonia3604

Mom2ANC Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 10:23pm
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I am getting more requests for two tiered cakes. I do not know what to send them away in. If it is someone I know, I will put the cake in a big rubbermaid box on nonskid foam and then have it returned to me, but now that requests are coming in from Word of Mouth, I want to just have regular cake boxes.
I have been looking online, but have not found anything yet that will fit a a 2 tiered cake. I probably just do not know what I am looking for.
What do you put your taller cakes in to send them away, that are easy for the customer to transport?
I remember one time getting a cake box from a grocery store that was in a tall box with a handle and a lift in/out piece. That was nice!
Where can I find something like that? What do you use and where do you order from?
Thanks!

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__Jamie__ Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 10:28pm
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I've heard people in here mention that they use banker boxes sometimes. Turned on their side, you can slide the cake easily. If you are careful handling them, they should transport fairly easy. By the way, bankers boxes are those boxes that are two pieces of flat cardboard that you pull apart and fold up to get the box shape and the lid. I said that because I didn't know what a banker box was, and I work with them everyday, but called them by another name....usually "stupid dam* box" after stubbing my toe on them.

jlsheik Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 10:29pm
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Not sure if they have what you are looking for but you can try Nashville wraps they have a great website, and you can request a catalog. I get mine from a cake suppy store in my area.
Hope this helps...
Laura

korkyo Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 10:33pm
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Our walmart changes the office supply section to include shipping boxes up to 18 x 18 x 18 and as small as 12 x 12 x 12. Not a bad price either.

lindambc Posted 25 Nov 2008 , 10:40pm
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I get my boxes from Decopac. You have to create an account using your ss# or a tax id number.

They are made for transporting tiered cakes in. Each box is around $10, I add the price of the box into the total price.

They sell 3 different size boxes for different size cakes and the inside piece slides out of the box so you aren't lifting the cake out, here is the link:

https://www.decopac.com/items_8-43.html

Hope that helps.

snarkybaker Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 1:02am
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for a two tiered cake, we have the premiere line boxes from image packaging...The come in sizes up to 14X14 or 12X12X12

for bigger cakes we use wedding cake boxes from Southern Champion.

Mom2ANC Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 2:42am
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Originally Posted by txkat

for a two tiered cake, we have the premiere line boxes from image packaging...The come in sizes up to 14X14 or 12X12X12
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Those look perfect. Can you order them online? I looked on their website and could not find ordering info.

cakesdivine Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 4:23am
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Decopac or Uline, Uline gives all business an automatic 30 day account, no credit processing required. Just order and pay the bill by 30 days. They sell all kinds of food boxes. But for tiered cakes you can either get the corrogated (sp?) shipping boxes or get the ones from Decopac specifically made for wedding/tiered cakes - but they are really expensive.

snarkybaker Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:12pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2ANC

Quote:
Originally Posted by txkat

for a two tiered cake, we have the premiere line boxes from image packaging...The come in sizes up to 14X14 or 12X12X12
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Those look perfect. Can you order them online? I looked on their website and could not find ordering info.




I always call them, since ours is a custom order.

Jessica1817 Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 8:01pm
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Quick question, are you all delivering all of your tiered cakes in boxes? I've never delivered a wedding cake in a box, just had it covered until delivery.

lindambc Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 4:48am
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I deliver mine in cake boxes. I usually have my DH there to help lift, but if he isn't there, I find it a safer way to transport. Plus after my cake disaster ealier this year, I was glad to have it in a box. But I really really hope no one has cake disaster!!!

mija10417 Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 4:35am
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I find the cake boxes on line too expensive. I go to Office Depot and get them for less than $3.00 a box. When I get home, I put the box together, tape the bottom securley, then on one side of the box I slice both corners all the way to the bottom. You could slide the cake in and then tape the sides. Once you get to the location, just slice the tape or peel it off.

Hope I explained this correctly!

itsasweetthing Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 4:52am
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If I move my wedding cake or tiered cake separately, I just use reg fitted cake boxes.
If it is all assembled (2tiers) While holding the top/lid of the box up, I staple the sides. This now looks like a clam shell. Then close the front and insert the flaps as usual.
Then I use 2 sheets of plastic wrap with a couple pce's of tape to cover the open front. The back is standing up to support the wrap away from the cake and the cake drum/board keeps the cake from touching the sides.
This works very well for me and is no more expensive then the reg cake box I put it into.
Hope you can understand my explantion.....

tonia3604 Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 4:58am
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Home Depot and Lowe's carry packing boxes that are perfect. I transported a 3 tiered cake in one last week. a box that was 18 x 18 x 18 was only $2.16 - even cheaper than the boxes I've been buying for regular cakes from my cake supply store. They had smaller sizes and one larger size. I also put the bottom of the box together, tape the bottom, and then I slice down one side and across the bottom of one side which gives me a "door" to open up. I slide the cake in and tape up the side.

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