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.
http://www.bakerycrafts.com carries boxes to transport a cake.
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-703694-0-days0-orderasc-.html thread on Cake Safe. Quite expensive, but looks well-worth the cost. I have one on my christmas list this year.
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.
Carry it inside the car in boxes. The boot can get rather hot.
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.
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!