Why Are Cakes Boxes So Shallow?

Decorating By Lynsco Updated 2 Oct 2011 , 12:19am by thumbs

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Lynsco Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 7:00pm
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I wondered if anyone else had an issue with standard cake boxes of most sizes being quite shallow? I find most cakes I make exceed the height I am able to put in a box. For example I quite like making individual cakes for people (6" usually) but the boxes I have seen for 7" cakeboards are only 3" tall which doesnt suit! I like at least 1 layer in a cake sometimes 2 if its a mud cake and need taller boxes! I have checked ebay and cannot see deep boxes! Any help appreciated icon_smile.gif

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mariacakestoo Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 7:02pm
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I get boxes from Walmart for stuff like this. They aren't pretty, but they are sturdy and do the job of safe transport, which is the important part really. Plus, they are like 50 cents.

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btrsktch Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 8:00pm
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Most cake boxes come in even sizes. But, the tallest I have seen available for purchase has been 6" high. Most major packaging companies that offer boxes have them either 5, 5.5 or 6 inches.

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 8:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mariacakestoo

I get boxes from Walmart for stuff like this. They aren't pretty, but they are sturdy and do the job of safe transport, which is the important part really. Plus, they are like 50 cents.





Ditto! thumbs_up.gif

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metria Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 8:42pm
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http://www.brpboxshop.com/ is a great resource for bakery boxes of all sizes. I really like their 5" and 6" tall boxes.

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Lynsco Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 6:32am
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Hi, I should have pointed out I am in the uk and shipping is too expensive from usa, but thankyou for the replies and the link was useful! icon_smile.gif

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Torimomma Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 11:45pm
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If you don't care about beauty, only function you could use 2 boxes. Cut the bottom from one box and the top off another. Stack them one inside the other and tape together. Your box will be double the height.

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thumbs Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 12:19am
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I buy 5" boxes and tape the sides open, so that there is someone of a protection on the cake but the top isn't going to touch the cake.

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