MommyMonsterof2 Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 3:42pm
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AGenerally I have no trouble locating boxes for my tiered cakes, BUT this time of year has been Especially chaotic, and I'm finding myself in a jam. I have 2 two-tiered cakes being picked up this upcoming Saturday and I cannot find any of the boxes I normally use and ordering online is not an Option at this point. I know a lot of home Bakers use boxes from places like Home Depot And simply turn them on their side to put the Cake in. I need to know what size box to Buy in order to do this!!! Thanks so much!

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bernerluv Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 4:09pm
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I use boxes that I purchase in the office section at Walmart.  I base the box size on the size of my cake,,,just remember that because you are turning the box on it's side, you need to match the height size to the size of your cake base/board. For example: for a box that is 16"L x 16"W x 15"H, you will need to make sure your cake base/board is no larger than 15".

MommyMonsterof2 Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 5:22pm
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AMy base is a 12" so I usually buy the corrugated Wilton 12x12x6 boxes

doramoreno62 Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 11:27pm
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May I ask why you would turn the box on it's side? If you put enough tape on the bottom, the cake is not about to fall out.

MommyMonsterof2 Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 11:38pm
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AI had read it on another thread. Fortunately, I found my boxes and from now on I plan to do what I should have done before now, and keep plenty on hand

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 6:41am
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62 
 

May I ask why you would turn the box on it's side? If you put enough tape on the bottom, the cake is not about to fall out.


I would say they turn the box on the side so that they don't have to lower the cake into the box, they can just slide it in. I don't like to lower mine into the box when the sides are only 6", lowering a cake 16" would be murder on your arms. I slide my cakes in, then close.

doramoreno62 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 12:15pm
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Thank you Annabakescakes, that makes perfect sense.

Mybearsbaby Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 8:17pm
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ADoramoreno62: I love your quote! Who said this?

shanter Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 8:53pm
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Doramoreno62: I love your quote! Who said this?


I'm not Doramoreno62, but the quote is by St. Francis of Assisi.

Mybearsbaby Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 10:23pm

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Original message sent by shanter

I'm not Doramoreno62, but the quote is by St. Francis of Assisi.

Awesome! Thank you!

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Dec 2013 , 2:48am

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Thank you Annabakescakes, that makes perfect sense.


You are very welcome! If that isn't the reason, it is still a good one, right?:grin:

doramoreno62 Posted 21 Dec 2013 , 2:35am

Yes St Francis of Assisi, thanks shanter!

 

Annabakescakes, that the best reason I could think of! Thanks

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