I was wondering if anyone knows any way to transport a buttercream icing cake safely to Las Vegas, about a 4 hour trip? I wanted to order a cake in Las Vegas for my niece's wedding, but unfortunately they are WAY out of my price range. Does anyone know if the cake will be able to survive this length of trip? It will not be tiered until we arrive at the reception, and will be frozen before hand.
I would think most definitely! One person was asking about a cake for an 11 hour trip. Your's is a trip to the mall compared to that! lol I think that you could freeze it, thaw to chilled state, and ice it. I would even considered decorating most if not all and just taking extra icing to fix if necessary. Especially in this cooler weather...think it would definitely survive!
Almost all my cakes have traveled 4 to 6 hours. I have never had any problems. I take them already stacked. I have used the dowel method, bubble tea straw method (both with center dowel) and SPS. We keep the car as cold as possible (I live in the South), drive normal speed, hopefully take the curves a little more carefully. I keep them as level as possible. Maybe I have just been lucky!
I have traveled Swiss meringue buttercream for 9 hours (Vegas to San Francisco). I never had any problems. I just put it in a cooler, with an ice pack (not sure what they call those, but the color was blue).