Anyone every ship a cake? I was thinking Freezing it and dry ice but idk?
I have never done it, but I have read some disasterous posts from people who have! It is definitely not recommended.
I have seen companies that do it, but I have no idea how it gets to its destination safely. Sorry!
I have shipped cakes before. I live in NJ and my family lives in CA. I shipped an entire space ship cake complete with moons and planets for my nephew. I froze each piece, wrapped it all up individually - first in plastic wrap, then in foil - and then used ALOT of bubble wrap around each piece. I used a fragile box that had "this end up" on it. FedEx works the best and always overnight. I have sent other cakes this way, all have made it with no problem.
Include assembly directions with pictures depending on the complexity of the cake. Do not attempt any type of shipping of stacked cakes, it will not work. Lastly, only fondant, just had to say it, buttercream stands no chance, even frozen.
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I do know companies do it (well at least in the Neiman marcus catalog the ADVERTISE cakes, so I assume someone must buy one!) I'll bet they do some kind of flash freeze.
There is post that I believe kelleym did and she showed before and after pictures and it was a disaster. I believe that the post talked about how the packages are processed and there is no way that they can guarantee that is would stay the correct way up. I think that she had fragile written all over the box. I believe that she used fedex.
I wouldn't due to the fact that I work for a shipping company..BAX Global. Every box that comes through has "this end up" or "fragile" on it. We try to keep it up right but its hard when the box travels all over. I put freight into airplanes and we have to get every box we can into that plane no matter which way the box ends up...as long as fits. So I wouldn't send a cake. But if others have and it successfully got there in one piece that's amazing.
You might want to try sending one to yourself, or to a friend or family member (especially if they are out of state, or a distance from you). Then you can see for yourself how it arrived. Just a thought!
here is the thread detailing kelleym's disaster