This might be a silly question but I am in a dilemma here. Do you must place a cake in a box when you sell them? I have a friend who doesn't use boxes at all EVER and has been in the cake business for years. Never had a need for them but I see others who must have them. Box or no box????? Thanks
i vote yes for boxes to me it's insurance
because i have never been sorry for using one
but i could recount many stories where it would have been a disaster without one
if a client picks up a cake it's yes for sure imo
but clearly one can function well without them
I say yes. It just seems more professional. I think customers feel more comfortable with a cake in a box in their car.
I vote yes too. I have had people thank me for boxing up their cake well. For me the cake can come into contact with too many things floating around in the air. Bugs, dust, lint, pollen, etc. Of course they have to carry the cake out and transport it in their vehicle. To me it just makes sense.
Apart from the above, it protects the cake from rain, snow, and bird poo.
Box for sure! They do add a bit to the expense, but they are more professional and protect the cake.
Definitely do look more professional. Just don't think I'll feel right handing a bare cake to a customer.
AMy vote is for box too. N u can also order them in bulk from amazon..( not that much expensive )
AI deliver in tiered cake boxes from bakeabox.com, but the box goes home with me. I leave an 8 x 6 pink cake box for them to pack up any leftovers.
Yeah, definitely a box. Just seems gross to hand over an uncovered cake. Like others said, too many things could get on it. Plus, just transporting it someone could stick a finger in it by accident.
If I bought a cake and it came without a box I'd be totally skeeved out...
AI vote box if you are handing a cake to a customer it needs to be packaged. If im delivering and setting up a cake I may use my own plastic transporters but I wouldnt feel comfortable asking a customer to carry it away especially if the board was fondant covered as it would end up with fingerprints in it.
AI can't imagine delivering a cake without the box.
I only do cakes as a hobby but if I am taking someone a cake I do put it in a cake box just for protection.
ew, it seems gross to not box a cake. Would you buy it from a store without a box?? no?? then why would you sell a cake without a box??
If the local ( whatever type of ) food joint gave me my food in a napkin to take home, i'd be pissed. It's impractical to transport it by car if it's not packaged. There are alternatives to " boxes ", plastic cake domes for example.
where is the best place to buy sheet cake boxes and tier cake boxes?
Generally I get mine at the Bulk Food Stores or "The Paper Place" and sometimes the "Party Place" here in Ontario...same as my cake drums or cake boards if I don't make them myself. I have also used the covered cake domes for transporting, and regular cardboard boxes lined with tissue paper, cut down to fit the cake board and is a bit tall than the cake...then cover the top of the box with heavy duty plastic taped snuggly to the top of the box.. When doing this I also cut 2 sides of the box down to the base and then tape back together with heavy duty tape. This was, the customer can take the plastic off the top of the box and then remove the tape from the 2 sides allowing them to get at the cake easily in order to remove it from the box.
Does anyone make them? I have seen templates online for boxes. I have always bought them from my craft stores but feel they can be pricy. I am very limited with space and don't think I'll have the room to big different size boxes in bulk.
yes i make my boxes-- for big and odd shaped things that don't fit in regular boxes
i should do a video or something...
yeah that's not gonna happen!
Can't be that difficult to do. Practice makes perfect!
ladicakes--let's see--for a large cake--
i buy full size sheet cake boxes with no windows--they come flat with the flaps cut out--but don't fold the flaps up --in fact you can tape them to the box as is so they don't move at all--we're not gonna use them--
so overlap two of the sheet cake box pieces (short edge to short edge or long to long depending on the shape you need) and using wide tape-- tape them together (and a handheld tape dispenser makes this a lot easier)--
take your bottom cake board and center it on the taped together overlapped flat boxes--
mark the size and with a yardstick draw a square around the cake board extending the lines to the ends of your box material (all lines parallel with the sides of the box material)
remove the cake board and with the yardstick score the lines with a knife and fold the box over at the scored lines--lay it flat again
four of the extended lines will be shorter--two on each side--cut those up to the square (where the cake will sit)
fold up one side of the whole taped up box material so the long side is standing up and the short sides are folded to form the box you're creating and tape the short sides up everywhere--the square you drew is of course sitting on the table top
leave the other side down so you can place the cake in there but fold up the sides so they will be all ready to get taped up when the cake is in place
if the sides in the end product are shorter than your creation you can add taller slats made from other boxes or of foam core just to get it tall enough to put plastic wrap over so it doesn'l touch the cake
if by some chance you followed that and make a box from it--congratulations!
if you practice it with two sheets of notebook paper--it might be doable/easier--it is real easy
Nope sorry doesn't make sense to me at all...but thanks so much anyway.
Wow that's a lot of work. You could also keep some new moving boxes on hand. Those come in all sorts of sizes. Not pretty, but they are clean, and you don't have to tape and staple and jerry rig them.
Yeah,I just use moving boxes from Staples. No big deal, just fold them up when you're not using them. I actually did a video of how to tape one up so it doesn't slither open, if you can believe that. Someone asked me to make a video so whatever. It's on my youtube channel if you have trouble figuring out how to tape a box.
i like to send cakes out in a white box for pickups --i deliver in moving boxes too
they are easy to make just hard to explain ;)
that's all some bakeries use--standard operating procedure
Boxed, always. Even if I have to MacGyver a box to make it big enough.
Just imagine the pizza guy delivering your pizza without a box.....
i found my long lost camera and i made a pictorial before the batteries ran out
i just used a 'mini' sheet cake box--ordinarily they are 3-4 times that big of course
i do this when a client picks up a cake
and i think corrugated moving boxes are good and re-useable when i deliver
This might be good for custome cake boards.