Transporting The Giant Cupcake Cake

Decorating By LindieLu Updated 16 Apr 2013 , 5:22pm by bkaren

LindieLu Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 5:06pm
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I was wondering about transporting the giant cupcake cake.. I have made a cake using the Wilton cake pan and it seems that it would be top heavy - making me nervous about tipping over during transportation.

For those of you that have transported this cake, is there anything special or different you did to make sure it didn't fall over??

Thanks!

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kendra_83 Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 7:16pm
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I've never had a problem with transport with the Giant Cupcake. Just make sure to put a dab of buttercream on the board before you place the cake on it and drive as if there's a baby on board!

Rusti Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by kendra_83

I've never had a problem with transport with the Giant Cupcake. Just make sure to put a dab of buttercream on the board before you place the cake on it and drive as if there's a baby on board!


The first time I made it for a class I didn't put it on a board and had to keep one hand on it on the drive home. It was top heavy but if you do as Kendra 83 says it should work fine.

kendra_83 Posted 20 Dec 2011 , 7:35pm
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I should also add that the cake itself should be sitting on a board cut to fit the bottom of the cake so there should be a "sandwich" of buttercream between the two boards. It should be like this: cake, buttercream, board, buttercream, board. Make sense? Here are mine icon_wink.gif

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PeanutBrittle Posted 19 Feb 2012 , 11:23pm
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Something that worked really well for me was to use a hat box. Get a tall craft hat box and turn it upside down. The lid is now your new base. Attach your cake to a 10" board. The board should fit snugly in the base of the lid. You can cover the hat box in paper, paint it, or anything you can think of if you want to fancy it up.

bkaren Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 5:22pm
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Thank you that sounds a very good idea.  I had to transport a giant cupcake to Croydon, Surrey by train. I live in Seaford East Sus***.  I ended up having to buy a Giant cupcake box which turned out quite expensive.  I am happy to say that it survived the journey and was still in one piece.  I put it on a plate and then put butter icing around the base which helped to keep it in place.

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