Niki11784 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 2:50pm
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Hi, I am looking to purchase a good quality cake carrier- one that I can use for a tall layered cake, not a tiered cake. Just a basic good carrier that has a good seal, and a good handle. Any recommendations? Which do you use? pros and cons? Thanks!

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Minstrelmiss Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:09pm
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I use this one for family cakes and cupcakes. Just remove the cupcake holders. It works great and doesn't buckle under the weight. Mine's pink.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/three-tier-cupcake-carrier

leily Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:13pm
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Originally Posted by Minstrelmiss

I use this one for family cakes and cupcakes. Just remove the cupcake holders. It works great and doesn't buckle under the weight. Mine's pink.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/three-tier-cupcake-carrier




I have not used this one, but i have seen quite a few good reviews on it. This is the one I was going to suggest.

Bluehue Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:18pm
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Not sure what part of this planet you reside in but for me i won't go past these cake/cupcake couriers.
http://www.thecupcakecourier.com.au/

Made in Australia by an Australian Company - but after appearing on Ophra some time ago they are available in the States.

So veryyyyy sturdy -
They have four snap lock locks at each corner...making them very secure.
The handle which is incorporated in the lid is very comfortable - no fear of it breaking loose - or falloing apart.

I carried my sisters birthday cake - a 2 tier cake as seen in link below in them from one side of australia to the other about 9 hours of flying and waiting at airports inclusive.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1767396


Have used them for a few years - never doubted them - never feared my cakes would crumble or fall out.

There are cheaper models out there
There are cheaper PLASTIC models out there

But my cakes are worth travelling in something secure and 100% food safe.

I won't buy or use cheap plastic crap from some far away place that doesn't have food safe standards.
I see so many in shops and on web sites - but when you read the small print you would be horrified to read - no food standards apply - thumbsdown.gificon_mad.giftapedshut.gif

I can't phraise thecupcake courier ones high enough.

You get what you pay for - and that about says it all.

Bluehue. icon_smile.gif








You can use them to carry 36 cupcakes of a good height - or just for a tall cake.

Minstrelmiss Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:21pm
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I think we are all talking about the same item...

Bluehue Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:31pm
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I think we are all talking about the same item...




True - but i got ditracted whilst doing my post and in the mean time you had already posted -
just a time overlapse... no drama.
Plus as i said in my origianal post - no location listed so not sure where the OP lives - so differnt links might be handy to him/her


Bluehue

Minstrelmiss Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:33pm
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No drama, I'm sorry if I came across that way. icon_redface.gif

I think that it is ironic that we all love the same item. Good stuff is good stuff icon_biggrin.gif

Niki11784 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:36pm
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Looks good! I just want to make sure you are talking about the three tier cupcake courier? That works well for a round birthday cake? How do you secure the cake plate down to the carrier? ( I am a She btw icon_rolleyes.gif )

Minstrelmiss Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:37pm
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I use the stuff you can line your shelves with...not sure what it's called. It's grippy. Dollar store's finest!

Edited to add: It looks kind of like this: http://www.amazon.com/Duck-1100733-Non-Adhesive-12-Inch-20-Square-Feet/dp/B002AS9NB2/ref=sr_1_12?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1284737900&sr=1-12

Niki11784 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:38pm

It actually looks out of stock in both sites thumbsdown.gif

Niki11784 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:40pm

Grippy!That is brilliant! Would have never thought of that! I am bringing my sons birthday cake from New York to Michigan- wish me luck!! (driving 10 hours...)

Minstrelmiss Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:45pm

Good luck, can't wait to see the pics!

Niki11784 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:46pm

Sure will! I am excited to get started on it next week. He requested a penguin cake, and has been waiting for it all year.icon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by Minstrelmiss

No drama, I'm sorry if I came across that way. icon_redface.gif

I think that it is ironic that we all love the same item. Good stuff is good stuff icon_biggrin.gif




Its all good - i just got called away from my pc whilst typing...thus the time lapse icon_redface.gif

Ditto - good stuff is good suff.



Niki11784
It actually looks out of stock in both sites


Here in Australia the web site shows that they are taking *out of stock* order for delivery in November.

I am a She btw

Opologies - i didn't know that.






Bluehue... is also a she icon_wink.gificon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by Minstrelmiss

I use the stuff you can line your shelves with...not sure what it's called. It's grippy. Dollar store's finest!

Edited to add: It looks kind of like this: http://www.amazon.com/Duck-1100733-Non-Adhesive-12-Inch-20-Square-Feet/dp/B002AS9NB2/ref=sr_1_12?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1284737900&sr=1-12





We call it - non skid matting and yes - it works a treat

Bluehue

Bluehue Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by Niki11784

Grippy!That is brilliant! Would have never thought of that! I am bringing my sons birthday cake from New York to Michigan- wish me luck!! (driving 10 hours...)




Wishing you a very safe trip - and yes, i will keep an eye out for your cake when you post a picture.

Bluehue

vkat Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 4:21pm

I have seen these carriers @ amazon.com also. HTH!

thumbs Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 4:34pm

I have been checking out these carriers at stores lately but haven't bought one cause I already have carries.

I think I might break down though, I love how deep the cupcake part is as I always have issues with my cupcakes falling over in the other carriers. Plus I never even considered taking the trays out to use for taller cakes icon_smile.gif

I am in Canada but have seen them in Winners and HomeSence so you may want to check your local stores icon_smile.gif

Niki11784 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:27am

thanks for all your help guys...here it is!!

Niki11784 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:30am

cant get the picture to attach, but its uploaded to my pics on CC.

BakingGirl Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:58am

I have this cupcake carrier, it would also work for a tall cake I would think. The lid is collapsible so you can choose if you want it to be tall or short.

http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-International-Collapsible-Cupcake-Carrier/dp/B002C741M2

soph917 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 4:45am

Ooh, have to agree with everyone on the Cupcake Courier! I had been eyeballing it for some time on Amazon, and then found it one day at Costco for only $15. I LOVE it. It haven't had the need to use it for anything but cupcakes, but I do use it often. The corner locks are awesome, and I never have any fear of it breaking open. I take it to work a lot, and get lots of compliments on the carrier alone. In addition to functionality and sturdiness, it looks really cute. Oh, and ditto on the grippy stuff too! I have been using that stuff for a long time in my car, underneath cake boxes, platters, etc. For transporting ANYTHING that I don't want sliding around. I keep a few sheets of it in the storage compartment in my van. I know the dollar stores carry it, but I bought a HUGE roll of it at Costco for cheap. It's also marketed as shelf liner and can be bought at any home improvement store. Oh, also works as an excellent tool for loosening impossible to open jars!

Coral3 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 6:49am

On the topic of the 'Cupcake Courier' (made to hold 36 cupcakes) it's worth noting that it does NOT hold tall cupcakes. A cupcake with a piped swirl of icing will just fit, provided it is quite a low swirl. I have one, and for very low/flat cupcakes it is good. I have also used it to transport a small two-tier stacked cake. It is pretty sturdy. I just wish the designer had allowed more head-room for cupcakes.

Niki11784 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:13pm

Soph917- Just saw it at Costco yesterday. I can't believe they have it for so cheap! Its really cool

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