I need your opinion!!
My niece asked me to do her a pet shop cake for her birthday (http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1570414). The problem is that she lives in Quebec and I'm in Ontario, I need to drive for 8 hours. Her birthday is July 3rd and I can't leave before July 2nd so I need to do the cake at my home.
The question is do you think I can travel with two parts completely decorated cake the head and the body (RKT)? Do you think it will make it???
It won't be fun, but it can be done. (and the bottom line is you don't have a choice, eh?) I have never used packing peanuts, but maybe someone else has and will chime in.
It will survive. I recommend using ganache under the fondant to make the cake even more sturdy. I'd box them separately and assemble at your niece's house. If you want to pack something around the cake and the rkt to cushion them and make sure they won't move around, you could use air popped popcorn.