I'm making 18 cakes, 8" Double layers. They are for a wedding, they will be the centerpieces on the tables, sounds really cool but I'm dreading making all of these. The problem is the wedding is 4 hours from my home and due to time and space issues, I have to bake and decorate all the cakes at my Aunt's house, and hope to god I remember to pack everything I need. Anyway, so the plan is I'll get all the cakes baked and decorated friday at my Aunt's house. Saturday morning we have to take them all to the reception hall to set up the decorations. The reception hall is about an hour away from my aunt's house. I have a little car, any suggestions for getting all 18 cakes in my car at once and transporting safely? All I can think of is just buying boxes and hoping I get all of them in the trunk and backseat? I'm in the midwest and it's cold so hopefully I don't have any melting problems. I just didn't want to buy 18 boxes just for transport, we are on a tight budget for this cake with the distance involved.
Do you think they will stay fresh if we leave them out friday night and all day saturday? I don't have enough air tight containers and there won't be enough room in the fridge.
This is my biggest order to date and I'm really stressed, I'm hoping everything goes according to plan!
Any Advice is appreicated! Thanks!