Greetings cake friends,
I agreed to make a wedding cake for a friend - the wedding is this weekend. This is my first (and hopefully last!!) wedding cake, and I'm worried how to transport this thing.
The reception location is about 2 hours away from where I will be making the cake. Ideally I would like to load the cake in my car on Saturday night after I've finished it, drive to my house (which is about 1/2 way). Have it sit in the car overnight, then continue on to the reception. My question; does anyone have experience with this? Will the cake be okay if I travel 1 hour one day, let it sit overnight and then travel another hour the next day? I'm in MN and the weather is extremely cold outside, but my garage holds a temp around 30-40F so the temp should be okay if the car is an acceptable place to keep it overnight.
What about the actual travel - I will have the cake boxed, but has anyone encountered any problems with transporting a cake that far??
Any advice anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated. I'm a nervous wreck. I just want to get this cake set up and get the heck out of that reception hall!!!
If you take a look in my pictures of my farm cake (almost as big as a wedding cake!) I transported that for two hours in November in the back part of our van. It also stayed in the van for the night and didn't have any problems (although I did use SPS). I also kept the topper (a 4 inch round cake) off until I set up for the party. If you're using dense cake and have it properly dowelled I think you should be fine - just bundle up and keep the heat off in your car Good luck!
The cake will be fine in the car overnight.
If at all possible, transport the tiers seperately and assemble on site.
If not possible, either use a center dowel all the way through the cake or get the SPS.