Packing Cake For Competition

Decorating By karenapple Updated 30 Apr 2012 , 11:24am by karenapple

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karenapple Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 9:12am
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Hi everybody, I tried to find something about, but I didn't find anything. My question is: how do you pack a cake you are taking for competition?
I am going to one a bit far away. It's only a one tier celebration cake and one decorative piece (2 separate entries). I have to take a bus for 4 hours then subway for up to 1 hour in rush hour!!! I'm afraid the cake and piece wouldn't survive the bumps and other things if I take in a normal cake box.
Is there a way you guys do to safe transport fragile cakes in public transportation??
Thank you in advance!!

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Elcee Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 1:27am
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I think first is to be sure your cake is securely anchored to it's cake board. Then choose a box that just fits your board (if your cake design will allow that) so there's no room in the box for the cake to move from side to side. Maybe put some of that egg carton foam (the kind used for beds) in the bottom of the box for cushioning. I hope this gives you some ideas. Good luck in your competition! icon_smile.gif

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karenapple Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 11:24am
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Hi, thank you so much for answering and sorry it took me so long... I was crazy busy! I did follow your tips and it did help!! because I was afraid of damaging, a added the box where I packed the cake into another cake box 1'' bigger and added bubble wrap in the gap between the boxes. Then my husband made 2 handles with silver tape that were touching all the bottom and sides of the boxes, so it was comfortable to carry icon_biggrin.gif The cakes arrived and came back perfect!! icon_biggrin.gif yay!!!
Thanks again!!

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