Do You Deliver You Cakes In Boxes?

Decorating By yummy_in_my_tummy Updated 15 Aug 2011 , 11:26pm by cakestyles

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 5:19pm
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I normally just deliver it on the cake board and set it on the seat in my car, but I know that some people deliver their cakes in boxes. Can I get a census of who delivers how? Just wondering what the norm is icon_smile.gif

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jason_kraft Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 5:27pm
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We deliver in boxes whenever possible, I've found that Walmart is a good source of cheap boxes.

SweetSouthernBakery Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 5:28pm
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I do my best to deliver it in a box but there times when I just don't have a box big enough so I can't.

bashini Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 5:28pm
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Always in boxes and in the boot. If its a tiered cake, I put a non slip mat under the box too. icon_smile.gif

QueenOfSweets Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 5:31pm
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I also deliver in boxes. Wal-Mart and the Uhaul store are my sources usually. I also set all cakes in the back of my vehicle because the surface is flat. I'm leary about setting anything on the seat because it's slightly sloped. I've heard stories of too many disasters with cakes on vehicle seats!

cakestyles Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:10pm
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100% of my cakes are delivered boxed and never on the seat of the car since the seat is not level and if you stop short, the cake will go flying.

I have a van and all of the cakes are placed in the back of the van.

Some of my boxes cost $5 a piece, but I build that cost into the price of my cakes.

tiptop57 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:18pm
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Always a box. Board, box and ribbon part of the price.

cakegirl1973 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:22pm
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If the cake is tiered, I do not deliver it in a box. I transport the cake on the cake drum in the back of my SUV with a slip mat underneath. At the time of delivery, I also provide the customer with a small cake box for any leftover cake. No one has ever complained about the cake not being delivered in a box.

sacakesandbakes Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:26pm
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I use boxes from cake supply store they are taller than the ones from walmart. If its for family dinner, I don't use a box. I try and have someone hold the cake in their lap, if not then I put the window sim shade under the cake to make it flat.

LCBakinCAKE Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:28pm
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It is best to deliver cakes in boxes. I find it helps most with tiered cakes because transferring the cake is a lot easier since the weight is equally distributed. I also put a non slip mat under the box. We use the boxes for all sizes up to 20". I believe it also keeps the cakes stable while delivering it in the car.

Dani1081 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:44pm
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I almost always deliver cakes boxed. Walmart sells 14 x 14 x 14 boxes that are perfect for most two tiered birthday cakes. They cost something like 75 cents each and are Duck brand and very sturdy.

leah_s Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 6:51pm
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[quote="cakegirl1973"]If the cake is tiered, I do not deliver it in a box. I transport the cake on the cake drum in the back of my SUV with a slip mat underneath. At the time of delivery, I also provide the customer with a small cake box for any leftover cake. No one has ever complained about the cake not being delivered in a box.[/quote]

This.

I was taught not to box. And true to that training, the very few mishaps we're had have always been when the cake was in a box.

carmijok Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 7:16pm
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I prefer to use a box for tiered cakes. I split one side of the box open so I can slide the cake in and then tape up the sides. It's easy to take the cake out that way too. I always use a rubber pad underneath both the cake in the box and under the box itself.

You just never know what can be flying around in the car or even outside when you walk it in for delivery.

cakestyles Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 7:44pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

I prefer to use a box for tiered cakes. I split one side of the box open so I can slide the cake in and then tape up the sides. It's easy to take the cake out that way too. I always use a rubber pad underneath both the cake in the box and under the box itself.

You just never know what can be flying around in the car or even outside when you walk it in for delivery.




That's exactly how I construct my tiered cake boxes.

And to your second point about stuff flying around, that's the main reason I box everything.

I've seen the back of some people's vehicles, between the dog hair and random empty cups, bottles and old french fries laying around I wouldn't want my cakes going in their cars without being in a box.

I've even had people pick up cake orders with huge dogs in the back of the car drooling all over the place. ughhh

Sometimes I shudder as I place the cake in their vehicles.

I much prefer delivering my cakes but sometimes that's just not feasible.

kisamarie Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

I prefer to use a box for tiered cakes. I split one side of the box open so I can slide the cake in and then tape up the sides. It's easy to take the cake out that way too. I always use a rubber pad underneath both the cake in the box and under the box itself.

You just never know what can be flying around in the car or even outside when you walk it in for delivery.





This is my method as well! It just seems more sanitary to me, also it keeps the sun from beating down on it through the windows of the car!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 8:17pm
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Always in a box... ALWAYS. Just imagine carrying in your cake and bird flying over and taking a crap on your cake... or a bug flying into it.. or dust flying.. or anything. It also keeps the sun off on them so you don't have to worry about them melting.

snocilla Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 8:25pm
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The very first cake I ever delivered was not in a box. The customer yelled at me for being unprofessional. Every cake since then has been in a box.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 8:27pm
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Well think about it... would you buy a box of cookies from the store if they were not in a box or a bakery case? I know I wouldn't. It's the same with our product. It's food. It shoudl be protected from the elements and flotsam that floats around in the air.

cakestyles Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 8:33pm
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I'd be pretty pissed if I paid $500 for a cake and it didn't come boxed and protected.

BrendaST Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 8:57pm
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I always put my cakes in boxes if possible, but when this is not possible because I cant find a box big enough to fit the cake board, I put the cake on a clean white tablecloth in the back of my car and a non slip mat under the cake.

Jenniferkay Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by snocilla

The very first cake I ever delivered was not in a box. The customer yelled at me for being unprofessional. Every cake since then has been in a box.




This happened to me, wasn't my first cake, but it was pretty close and it was a carved odd shape. But every since then I don't care what it takes, it's getting a box!

CindiM Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 9:18pm
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All my cakes are boxed for delivery. I just buy what ever size I need.

tracycakes Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 10:09pm
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Always in a box. If it is a tiered cake, I refrigerate it overnight and because my fridge has so much humidity, it HAS to be in a box. I pull it straight from the fridge, put it in my cool SUV in the back on non=skid mat. Even in our 108 degree weather (114 one day), my cakes have travelled fine.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 10:49pm
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I'd be pretty pissed too.

What about when it rains? Do you just run through the drops?

solascakes Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 11:23pm
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I wouldn't want to buy/eat/receive any food that wasn't covered so I wouldn't even dream of delivering a cake without a box. If it's tiered, it'll still be in a box but not covered,I will give them the cover to take with them. If the board is too big,i'll make some sort of cover with kitchen paper,tape it together to be big enough and cover it. A customer once orderd a cake that couldn't go in a box, and complained that I left her cake on the table "JUST GATHERING DUST" icon_rolleyes.gif .

cakestyles Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by lilmissbakesalot

I'd be pretty pissed too.

What about when it rains? Do you just run through the drops?





Now that I'd pay to see. lol

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