I recently struck a deal with a local pizza/deli shop to sell my cakes from their store front. Things are going okay,but I've ran into a small snag. The problem I'm having is ... well, BUGS! LOL. I keep fondant covered display cakes on top of my cake counter and last night the shop owner noticed that they were drawing some kind of tiny gnats. Of course we can't have this! He asked me if I could buy some type of cover to put over my cakes, like an acrylic case. I've priced these cases and they're fairly expensive, especially for a the size that I would need to cover at least two 2 tier cakes complete with toppers. Any ideas on where to buy these cheap, or other materials/methods to protect my cake dummies without removing them all together? I priced perma ice, but it's fairly expensive, too, considering my tiny operation and the fact that I like to change out my display cakes somewhat frequently. Since I just started, I'm barely breaking even and don't have a very large customer base yet, so you can see why I'm reluctant to drop a whole lot of cash (though I may have to!)
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
If I am not mistaken, you can purchase a spray lacquer that you cover the cake dummies with.
It seals them up and helps them from fading and likely with help with the bugs since there will be no smell to attract them.
You can purchase it at local cake supply stores or craft shops.
Not sure what it cost's but sounds like it might be what you need.
Hope this helps
I can tell you from experience that those tiny gnats are drain flies. The drains need to be cleaned in the pizza shop. Food partiicales build up and untill their cleaned regularly you'll have those pesky flies. I know because I've had them. My husband is a Commercial Pest Control Tech. Persoanally I like to use baking soda followed with vinagar then hot water on a regular basis. The pest control company that services the pizza place have solutions to keep the odors and pests treated also. Pam from Bama
Thanks for the advice, Ladies!
I had drain flies right after I moved into my last apartment. It took weeks to get rid of them, because I had a landlord who insisted that I brought them there when I moved in. Yeah, right. I ended up pouring bleach down the drain to get rid of them.
I know this is a very old post, but were you able to make the boxes with the material you bought from Lowes? I am in need of similar cases.