Flying A Tiered Cake (Dummy)

Decorating By Rylan Updated 29 Sep 2009 , 11:41pm by chelleb1974

Rylan Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 9:37am
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How can I transport a tiered dummy cake for a competition if the competition is in another state? What if I will be riding the plane? Do I have to purchase a seat just for my cake? I'm thinking of a 5 tier cake.

I sent people cakes with them on a plane but those are just small ones.

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mommicakes Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 12:57pm
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I would suggest to you that you either go online and check out the airline website, or give the 800 number a call and actually talk to someone there. Some airlines will let you hand carry a cake on board, but maybe not all of them. Sorry I couldn't help more. Good Luck.


Rylan Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 7:39pm
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Thanks Donna, I'll do that.

Gingoodies Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 11:02pm
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Anything you carry on board the plane must fit either in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Something as large as a 5 tiered dummy cake would either have to be boxed (REALLY WELL) and sent as baggage or you will have to buy an extra seat for the cake.

Rylan Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 8:01am
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Thanks Ginny for the info.

d3sc3n7 Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 11:40am
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"Sorry Ma'am, you cant sit here..thats seat is for my cake...its in the bathroom right now though. Not feeling so well...throwing up BC all over the place"

mommicakes Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 11:42am
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Originally Posted by d3sc3n7

"Sorry Ma'am, you cant sit here..thats seat is for my cake...its in the bathroom right now though. Not feeling so well...throwing up BC all over the place"

That is too funny!!!!!

Gingoodies Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 11:26pm
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Also, wrap that cake in a clear box or wrap. Sit it in the seat and you will make LOTS of friends. hahahahah! You will be the talk of the flight Rylan.

Rylan Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 12:18am
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Hehehe you are all hilarious.

I just called 3 airlines and I have to get a seat for my cake. Doesn't that suck.

Tee-Y Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:15am
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Beat me to it! icon_lol.gif I was just gonna say make sure you budget for a seat cos there's definitely no way you are flying a 5 tier cake without a seat in my experience icon_lol.gif .

Rylan Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:56am
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Exactly Tee-y. I guess I would have to drive state to state to get my cakes to a competition.

chelleb1974 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 4:54pm
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I would also suggest that if you do buy a seat for your cake, talk to a manager first, then get that manager's name. I have heard of people doing just that (after talking to the ticket agent on the phone), only to be told they couldn't put the cake in the seat. Also call TSA at the airports you will be flying out of, and find out if it has to go through x-ray.

Depending on how far away the competition is, driving is certainly a better option, IMO. Personally, I have driven 9 hours to a competition, but would consider anything up to 3 days, but that's just me. icon_biggrin.gif I have dreams of going to the OK Sugar Art Show some year, and that's 24 hours OF DRIVING from where I live, probably a 2 - 2.5day trip.


Edited to add:

If it's far, it can be a lot of fun to get a bunch of people together that want to go and either rent a big vehicle for the trip, or do it caravan-style with 3 or 4 vehicles. Some of us are trying to plan a trip out to OK, starting with a few cars from New England, and "picking" cars up along the way in PA and such.

Rylan Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 11:28pm
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Chelle, I'll definitely make sure of that--I was actually thinking that could happen.

I think it is such a great idea to have a bunch of people together. My only problem is that I personally don't know any decorators who are from Las Vegas. I know of 3 but only here on CC. Maybe I should ask them.

Thanks Chelle!

chelleb1974 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 11:41pm
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Most of the decorators I know are from attending ICES meetings in my area. I'm sure there must be some in yours! Asking the people you know on CC is a great idea! I actually went to my first ICES meeting with someone from CC!

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