tuamor1628 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:22pm
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Okay so my aunt is making a cake for a customer of hers whose 5 hours away. She doesn't have a big van or anything to transport the cake, just her car. The cake has fondant and is a 3 tier cake with fondant decorations. How should she transport it? Seperate tiers?....I'm trying to help her find the best way possible to ensure no train wrecks....She's never had to transport a cake any further than 5-10 mins.

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knbarber Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 6:54pm
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I am wondering if you had any help? I need to send a cake three hours away by car and I am wondering how to keep it cool as well. Any suggestions would be so helpful!!

DeeDelightful Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 7:08pm
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Will she have time/space to assemble the cake if she doesn't stack the tiers? I've never traveled with a tiered cake already stacked, except for a 2 tier, which i held in my lap. Some people swear by using SPS for traveling with tiered cakes. I'd also suggest purchasing some non-skid shelf liner to use under the cake. There is something else i've seen on this website, can't remember what it's called, but it's a box with a rod in the middle, made especially for transporting cakes. It's a pertty expensive option, though.

tuamor1628 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 8:35pm
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She will definately have the time to put the cake together...she really doesn't trust traveling with it set up for sooo long....has anyone ever used just a regular box and put down like a rubber mat so the box won't slip?...I read somewhere that you put masking tape or duct tape in a circle so its sticky all around and then put it on the bottom of the cake circle and place the cake circle in a box with your cake on it so that the cake doesn't slide all over the place...has anyone used that before?...I honestly don't know what she's going to end up doing but I'm hoping I can give her at least two options...besides having someone sit with it on their lap...who wants to do that? any takers? lol. well thank you for answering!

Bakingangel Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 8:57pm
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What kind of vehicle does your aunt have?

tuamor1628 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 10:01pm
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a nissan sentra.

Bakingangel Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 10:48pm
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Cakes must ride level, not slide around and kept cool.

I have a Honda CRV and have a place to put my cakes.

If she can put each cake in an appropriate size cake box with a lid, that will save room. Perhaps she can place them on the floor of the car. If so, I would place them on a thick solid piece of foam to serve as a shock absorber. I would put a large piece of rubber shelf liner under the foam to keep it from moving and another piece on top of the form to keep the box from sliding. Two cakes can ride on the back floor board and the larger box on the front floor board. You can get both at Walmart.

Five hours is a long time. Hopefully it will be mostly good highway.

Maybe some other ccers have some ideas too.

cattycornercakes Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by DeeDelightful

Will she have time/space to assemble the cake if she doesn't stack the tiers? I've never traveled with a tiered cake already stacked, except for a 2 tier, which i held in my lap. Some people swear by using SPS for traveling with tiered cakes. I'd also suggest purchasing some non-skid shelf liner to use under the cake. There is something else i've seen on this website, can't remember what it's called, but it's a box with a rod in the middle, made especially for transporting cakes. It's a pertty expensive option, though.




Its called a Cake Safe. cakesafe.com

tesso Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 12:28am
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here's what I do. Get out my level. Get out my bricks. Get out my plywood boards, cut to fit the back seat, get out the non-slip grippy cabinet grippy foam.

Using bricks, cake board and level. level the back seat. Put down grippy stuff...

Go to UPS store and buy a box large enough to hold the cake that you can "fit" into the car. Put grippy stuff down in bottom of box.

Place stacked cake on grippy stuff, close the lid and you are ready to go. IF hot where you live.. CRANK That airconditioner up as high as it will go. As long as you have it doweled or sps correctly it should travel just fine. I have taken cake through valleys and mountains on curvey roads this way.

keystone Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 12:42am

Surprisingly... I drove home from a wedding cake class in Georgia to North Carolina (4 1/2 hours) with a 3 tiered fondant cake (12-9-6). It was packed in a brown sturdy box. It was on a cake drum with a center dowel thru all the layers. It was in the back of my car on non stick mat. I had no problems. It was 102 degrees that day but I put the AC on before I got in the car. Also... mostly interstate the whole way. Never would have believed that it traveled that well. Don't think I would want to do it on a regular basis though.

tuamor1628 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 1:28am

Thanks tesso I'm definately going to have her try your idea!

cheatize Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 3:41am

Turn on the ac before you put the cake in the car so the car is cool first. Take a jacket because the car will get cold with the ac cranked. icon_smile.gif

Bakingangel Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 5:00am

Tesso - like your idea on leveling the back seat thumbs_up.gif

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