Dear cake people,
OK I am puzzling through something and need a second (or third) opinion.
I'm taking a couple of cakes to an art show next month. The cakes will travel ~2 hours by bus and subway to get there. (No that's not the problem , that's why moms and vacation days were invented. )
Here's the problem: The more ambitious cake (Mardi Gras theme), I am concerned will be too tall for the box. The tallest pastry boxes mom could get are 6" tall. So I was thinking about taking the top bit (cookie masks) and finishing assembly when I get there. Now for the fun part: Someone buys the cake (which I hope they will do!) do I disassemble the top bit before packing it up or leave the box open or what???? even if the buyer has a car they have to get it safely on to the final destination.
Any thoughts or experience in this?? thanks in advance.
Get a taller box from the office supplies store. Tape it up and cut down one side to make a flap. Slide the cake into the box sideways and tape it up.
If it's too big for mom to travel with on the subway, then include the flat box for the buyer.