hi everyone. so i agreed to do the wedding cake for my friends wedding. however, the wedding is 7.5 hours away (by car) ive been trying to think of the nest way to do this, but would love advice from you guys i've only transported one wedding cake in my life and that was definately a learning experience. also, this wedding is in june, so another thing to worry about.
opt 1. go down there a few days early and see if i can use someones kitchen (sadly, i dont know the brides family and they are still 1 hour from the reception site)
opt 2. make the cakes up here and drive them down there (would have to rent a car cause sedans like camrys weren't made for cake delivering)...ac full blast, store at reception site unassembled and finish it there.
was considering a dummy cake, but they want atleast 2 tiers real, so im just going to do all four real instead.
i don't know, this whole thing is very confusing. its just something i really want to do for a friend but am still having a hard time getting the logistics together
your thoughts would be greatly appreciated thanks!!
Well, i would make at home if possible. Also, if you are able, travel at night with the cakes when its cooler, so there will be less chance of melting. I would cover cakes in fondant and pack in coolers with ice packs then finish when you get to the hotel you are staying at.
If you travel at night and pack the cakes on ice you shouldn't need to rent a car. A camry should have a large enough trunk to transport the cake in, if you can leave the back seat down so that the AC can reach the cake a bit.
thanks for your response! that's a good idea. it is a very big trunk so I guess it is doable if I pack everything properly. and i suppose there will be less traffic at night.
That's so funny. I just posted the same question last week (it's my SIL and 10 hrs.) Most of the responses I got (thank you to everyone) was to box each tier separately and then put it together at the site. I'm going to cover mine with fondant because I feel like they will be a bit sturdier.
thanks! i suppose that seems like the best bet. i guess right now my major concerns are hoping i don't get too lost. i will def check out your post too. are you using a cooler too?
are you using a cooler too?
I wasn't planning on it. I have a minivan and I'm hoping that the air circulates throughout the car fairly well (as opposed to being in a trunk.) You better believe I'm taking a HUGE fixit kit
that makes sense. in that case it should be fine sadly, all i have is a trunk, unless i figure out something with the back seats hmm
haha same here! better to be safe than sorry and just bring everything
thanks for your help! im starting to feel a little less nervous about this
Good luck to you
We just need to think confidently!!
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