So I'm making my nieces cake . She lives ten hours away so I have to transport it also. I need to make it a week in advance because we don't really have a playable kitchen to do it in nc. I don't know if I should freeze it in the fridge in a box that's wrapped in plastic wrap and then put the box in a cooler for the car ride( we are stopping half way). What advice do you have?
meg - - this is easy. Make your cake, decorate and box it. Double-wrap in plastic wrap, then wrap in foil. Freeze. When you're ready to travel, put the cake in a cooler ON TOP of dry ice or ice packs. When you get where you're going, you can leave it in the cooler or put it out on the counter to thaw. Any condensation will be on the wrapping instead of the cake. DO NOT unwrap until it has thawed and all condensation has dried.
We drove 23 hours from Texas to California for our son's graduation and wedding and took 2 cakes - - 1 was buttercream and 1 was fondant. They both made the trip in great shape.
Thank you so much!