I have a cake coming up and they are going to pick it up. It will be a 3 tiered stacked (and fully assembled/doweled) cake. I need to put this cake in a big box preferrably 15/16" in size. Where would I find a box this big? My local cake supply store and Michaels only carries the 12" (x 5") size it wont be big enough.
Home Depot or Lowes has moving boxes in various sizes. Here they are 99 cents. They do have the logo on it so maybe you can cover it or paint the box. Hope that helps!
i pick up shipping boxes at wal-mart, they're in the stationary section by the packing tape and bubble wrap
Bakery Craft makes delivery system boxes:
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I use Lowe's too and don't worry about the logo...the customers know its a large cake and are just happy its in a box for them. I tape a business card on the inside top of the edge of the box and sometimes I tape serving instructions inside also.
I use boxes from walmart, the shipping boxes.
Okay, THANK YOU all for your replies! Pretty much you just use regular ol' shipping type boxes then I see. I just realized there are no "cake boxes" for this. Now I know where to start, I'll try Lowes first.
I just realized there are no "cake boxes" for this.
I guess you didn't see the link I provided for Bakery Craft Delivery System boxes. They are designed for this purpose.
17.5 x 17.5 x 11.5
22 x 22 x 15.5
Box, lid, and pad inserts to fit the shape of your cake's base.
They also have extender tabs available to add to the top of the box if you require a little more height or worry that the lid won't completely clear the top of the cake.
I have used the Bakery Craft Delivery System boxes and they are excellent. For customer pickup of three tier cake, I'd DEFINITELY use SPS for support. That scenario is exactly what it was designed for.
I use shipping boxes from WalMart or Home Depot. I turn the box on its side so the cake will slide in and out easily. Instead of using round cake boards, I cut 2 cardboard squares to fit the box and tape them together and cover in paper. That way the cake board fits the box perfectly and won't slide around in there. Then I put a small piece of tape over the flaps, so all I have to do is remove the tape and slide the cake out.
I use moving boxes too. I just put a square of nonskid drawer liner inside the box, under the cake board. I have never had one shift in the box at all.
I use a big rubbermaid like bin lined with non skid liner, when I deliever. They usuaully don't need a box to take it anywhere so I just drop and leave with my bin.