sjbeatty8 Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 6:47pm

What boxes or packaging techniques do you use for tiered cakes? I havent found anything that works... I usually just put in a regular cake box, tape the sides open and cover with press n seal but it doesnt look nice and bothers me.

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costumeczar Posted 6 Oct 2012 , 10:05pm

Do you mean to let people pick the cake up? I don't usually let people pick up tiered cakes, but when they have to I put it in a brown corrugated box from Staples. I prefer security over looks in cases like that!

Lovelyladylibra Posted 7 Oct 2012 , 1:06pm

I too use a staples box

lorieleann Posted 8 Oct 2012 , 10:41pm

i love the bake-a-box tiered cake box for storing and transporting, but they are a bit spendy to include for customer pick up. So far, i don't let customers walk with a tiered cake, only delivery. But i'll have to check out those Staples boxes.

FullHouse Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 12:28am

I also use a corrugated box. I use a box cutter to cut a slit 2 corners of one side so I can slide the cake in. If the box isn't the exact size of the cake base, I place a non slip mat under the base, then another non slip mat on the floor of my minivan and place the box on that.

Lynne3 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 1:54pm

Are the bake-a-box tiered cake boxes thick cardboard? Or are they the flimsy thin cardboard

AZCouture Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 5:07pm
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Originally Posted by FullHouse

I also use a corrugated box. I use a box cutter to cut a slit 2 corners of one side so I can slide the cake in. If the box isn't the exact size of the cake base, I place a non slip mat under the base, then another non slip mat on the floor of my minivan and place the box on that.




No slicing and slitting necessary! Assemble one end of the box, and turn the box on it's side. Non skid pad, slide your cake on in, and close up the box with packing tape.
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FullHouse Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture

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Originally Posted by FullHouse

I also use a corrugated box. I use a box cutter to cut a slit 2 corners of one side so I can slide the cake in. If the box isn't the exact size of the cake base, I place a non slip mat under the base, then another non slip mat on the floor of my minivan and place the box on that.



No slicing and slitting necessary! Assemble one end of the box, and turn the box on it's side. Non skid pad, slide your cake on in, and close up the box with packing tape.




Many times, the cake is taller than the closed box, but fine if I tent the flaps. In that case, I need to slice the sides Also, for my own neurotic piece of mind, I like to be able to open the top to peak in at the cake from time to time. thumbs_up.gif

teresadutton Posted 4 May 2014 , 11:07pm

I know this is an OLD thread but does anyone have a link to the "staples" boxes they use?

teresadutton Posted 4 May 2014 , 11:08pm

Or at least what size do you buy from Staples?

Krypto Posted 5 May 2014 , 12:53am

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