Can I Take A Cake On A Plane?

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apesusi Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 4:54pm
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Can I take a cake on a plane? It's a regular undecorated cake. We will be decorating when I arrive, but wont have time to bake the cake there.

I think I've heard of people taking bakery items on a plane before but I'm not sure.

Any experience with this?

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Tclanton Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 5:02pm
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Hmmm - not sure. Maybe just talk to the airline rep and see what they say.

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peg818 Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 5:17pm
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You used to be able to do it pre 911 but now i would definitely contact the air line and find out for sure. You might be better off to freeze the cake then pack it and ship it to yourself.

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CakesHeaven Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 5:19pm
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I don't think you can take food that wasn't purchase behind the security area. You might have to pack it up and ship it but I would phone the airlines or airport and ask them so you know for sure.
Good Luck!

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pummy Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm
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I believe you can. I traveled with the top tier of my wedding cake not too long ago from one country to another. The main concern are liquids. As things are constantly changing just go on, tssa website etc for updated info.

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apesusi Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 6:55pm
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Well, this is from TSA's website:

When it comes to bringing items through checkpoints, we've seen just about everything. Traveling with food or gifts is an even bigger challenge. Everyone has favorite foods from home that they want to bring to holiday dinners, or items from their destination that they want to bring back home.

Not sure about what you can and can't bring through the checkpoint? Here's a list of liquid, aerosol and gel items that you should put in your checked bag, ship ahead, or leave at home.

Cranberry sauce
Creamy dips and spreads
(cheeses, peanut butter, etc.)
Gift baskets with food items
(salsa, jams and salad dressings)
Maple syrup
Oils and vinegars
Salad dressing
Wine, liquor and beer

Note: You can bring pies and cakes through the security checkpoint, but please be advised that they are subject to additional screening.
Remember! do not wrap gifts you're taking on the plane. Security officers may have to unwrap gifts if they need to take a closer look. Please ship wrapped gifts ahead of time or wait until your destination to wrap them.

So it looks like you can take cakes on the plane.

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pattycakesnj Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 7:11pm
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we always bring food from home on planes, sandwiches, fruit etc, just no liquids

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Julie3255 Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 7:21pm
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We usuallytravel with our show pieces onwith us cake specialist. the plane I usually call the airline and let them know where i'm heading and bringing. there not to bad

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KSMill Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 7:33pm
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It says pies and cakes are subject to further screening...does that mean they get to taste if they want? Ha

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shanney54 Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 12:21am
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I found this on the site for the ICES convention: HTH! thumbs_up.gif

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JodieF Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 12:46am
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Yes, you can, at least on United. My husband flew home to surprise his mom for her 70th birthday last May and I make her a cake. We did call the airline in advance. They just required that it go through the xray machine.

He was teased by the security staff that they were going to have to confiscate it though, but only because they said it looked good! icon_biggrin.gif

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