How To Travel With A Styrofoam Cake

Decorating By cylstrial Updated 17 Feb 2009 , 10:26pm by indydebi

cylstrial Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 5:37pm
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Hi there!

I'm going to my first cake competition in a couple of weeks and I'm not sure how to travel with a styrofoam cake.

Should I put it all together and push a dowel rod through all the layers?
Or should I travel with each tier in it's own box and then put it together when I get there?

Any thoughts, tips, tricks would be much appreciated!

Thanks!
Celeste

7 replies
alicialee Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 6:53pm
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I traveled about an hour with a styrofoam cake. It was constructed and all I had was a dowel through the middle of it! It did fine and was still perfect went I arrived at my destination!

alicialee Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 6:57pm
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I traveled about an hour with a styrofoam cake. It was constructed and all I had was a dowel through the middle of it! It did fine and was still perfect went I arrived at my destination!

jammjenks Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 7:04pm
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I don't see a need to dowel. Just put a smear of bc or RI or superglue...whatever you have...between the tiers and go.

peg818 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 7:43pm
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Hec the last competition i went to traveled 8 hours and just had the stryo cake stacked with royal between them. If that royal is dry that "cake" isn't going any where.

jammjenks Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 8:37pm
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I just use icing between too. DH and I worked at a festival in Oct and when we packed up our table we just put the sun-faded display cakes in the bed of our pickup. Those puppies didn't go anywhere. I drove about 60 mph on the way home and they made it in one piece. Can you picture it? icon_lol.gif

cylstrial Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:11pm
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LOL Jammjenks!

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the info! I'm going about 6 hours away... so if you all can do it, then so can I!!

indydebi Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:26pm
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I just use regular BC between the tiers ... no dowel. I pick my dummies up by the top tier ... and the bottom 3 or 4 tiers come right along with it! icon_lol.gif Mine have logged extensive travel miles to bridal shows, school demos, etc., and they hold up just fine.

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