We are making a 3 tier fondant covered cake for my mothers 70th birthday. We are driving 4 hours from Orlando to Miami. Should I transport the cake assembled or disassembled. Thanks everyone in advance!
Personally I would transport disassembled and assemble on site. That's what I've always done with all my cakes that have to be transported a long distance.....easier on the nerves
For three tiers and fondant, I'd assemble with SPS and go fully assembled.
What is SPS?
Just read my signature line.
I just did a very similar thing for my grandmother's 90th birthday last month. I iced and covered each tier in fondant at home. I transported the tiers un-stacked (three hour drive). When I got to my parent's house I stacked and finished decorating them. I was too nervous to drive three hours with a stacked three tier cake. Good luck!
I think whether you stack or unstack depends on how comfortable you feel with the stability of how you stack. I dowel everything with a center dowel down the middle and into the cake board. I use the Rubbermaid shelf liner under the cake to prevent sliding, and under the box. I place the cake in the center of my van so the bounce factor isn't a big issue. I've traveled across country with a stacked cake, and all was fine. One final thing, a cold cake travels best.