Transporting Show Cakes

Decorating By mburkett Updated 13 Jul 2013 , 4:31pm by mburkett

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mburkett Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:56am
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With ICES and Cake Camp just around the corner, I'm wondering what's the best way to transport display cakes.  My first ICES was last year and I was floored by some of the extravagant detail and string work on cakes.  How the heck do you get those on a plane and to travel without damaging them?  I'd like to take a display cake with me to Vegas next week and I'm strategizing the size and design based on carry-on vs. checked.  Thank you!

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Elcee Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 2:35pm
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I've never taken a cake on a plane, but I know Ruth Rickey wrote an excellent blog post on transporting show cakes.

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maybenot Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 10:07pm
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You can fly with a cake.  Just check the size of the airline overhead bin. 


I do it all of the time on Southwest and I find that a box 10" high fits fine.  Width can be up to 14"; length up to 24".


If you go larger, it needs to go as checked luggage--good luck.


I once bought a seat for a cake (on a $39 flight).

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mburkett Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 4:31pm
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Good stuff.  Thanks!  I'll keep it to a 2-tier to fit in that 10" box.

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