Tips On Tackling A 7Hour Drive With Cake

Decorating By angelogoo Updated 16 May 2011 , 1:32pm by aprilismaius

angelogoo Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:31pm
post #1 of 6

Hello all,
I have agreed to make my friends wedding cake and drive it 7hours to the wedding. I will be travelling from Scotland to England (Sheffield) and the temperature should be between 12 and 17deg C.

Do i transport it in the boot or inside the car? Do i need to worry about the heat/sun?

Any tips on how i can avoid disastrous situations apart from driving really carefully?. The cake is not stacked.

Many thanks

5 replies
GI Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:54pm
post #2 of 6 carries boxes to transport a cake. thread on Cake Safe. Quite expensive, but looks well-worth the cost. I have one on my christmas list this year. icon_biggrin.gif

angelogoo Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:32pm
post #3 of 6

Thanks, its not stacked so I am not really bothered about it falling about. Just the fact that I will be travelling 7hours with it in the car.

luddroth Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:40pm
post #4 of 6

Carry it inside the car in boxes. The boot can get rather hot.

GI Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:39pm
post #5 of 6

I would put up something over the windows, like a screen if you have one. Or use a reflector. If it doesn't impare driving...that way, you don't have the sun hitting the cake or the box at all. No matter if its not that warm out. Windows can hold in the heat.

HTH! icon_smile.gif

aprilismaius Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:32pm
post #6 of 6

i think there are as many ways to do this as there are members on this board. i would put it in a cardboard box, then into another larger cardboard box, with dry ice all around it. i would use firm foam underneath to cushion it against any bumps. good luck!

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