I am working on the attached cake for my neighbor to take to a 50th b'day party. When I told her I would do it I thought the drive was 2 hours, then I realized it's a 4 hour trip. OH NO!
I used sour cream pound cake for the bottom layer and choco for the top 2 layers.
The 50 on top will have to be added once she gets there as well as the palm tree on top.
I know I will have to put a dowel down the center, (which I have NEVER done).
My question is what do I do to insure it makes the ride from the east coast of Fl to the west coast?
Should I put it in the fridge overnight? Will it sweat and slide?
I wish I hadn't agreed to do this.
I have made many 4+ hr road trips with cake. As long as the sun isn't beating down on it thru the window and the A/C is on, it should be fine with a center dowel and make sure the base is secure and can't go anywhere. I also like to use the non-slip mats under the cake board.
I always put the toppers and such on, at the location.
You will be fine.
I finally tried SPS, and it is wonderful. If you could possibly get some SPS plates and legs in time, I think that would be the way to go.