Hello, new to this site but thank goodness I found you all. I want to cut my supply cost, I am looking for boxes that are sturdy and do not have collapsing sides. Most of my cakes are larger cakes, heavy, fondant covered custom cakes. I can't even use lids for most of them because of the height. I usually buy the Wilton corrugated boxes with separate lids. Is there any where I can find something similar for much cheaper than $2.50 a box? Or is there a way to use the traditional boxes with larger boards and maybe tape down or cut off the lids? I just worry about stability
Welcome! Although the site is having some major problems right now, I'll try to get a response to you. This is the method I use:
"Bakery boxes" (like the pink ones you get with a dozen donuts or the ones sold by Wilton, are NOT meant for custom, heavy, fondant cakes, or tiered cakes.
If you are delivering the cake and taking it out of the box when delivered, you can also use a Rubbermaid or Sterilite 66 quart sized clear container with a lid to transport the cake. First, put some rubber shelf material (Dollar Store) on the floor of the car, then turn the container UPSIDE DOWN so the former "top of the lid" is now the bottom. Put another piece of rubberized shelf liner on the lid where the cake will go, put down the cake, put the former "bottom of the container" OVER the cake. Ta Da! Delivery system.
Oh yes, this is perfect and exactly what I am looking for. This will save me so much time and money. I can't thank you enough. I really like the first method. I am going to try that one out. You're awesome. Thanks again.
You are most welcome! Many other awesome forum members helped me when I started this hobby 5 years ago--it is nice to "pay it back".