Post # 1
hi bees! as some of you know, i am making some mini wedding cakes for my boss’ wedding next week, and i am trying to figure out the best way to package 24 mini wedding cakes for transportation (i’ll be in a taxi)…i’m a bit stumped…any ideas?
Post # 3
How long is the cab ride?
I think if you have a SUPER large Tupperware that would be okay as the hard plastic will protect the cakes from squishing & getting knocked around, though, Tupperware & plastic wares aren’t always the prettiest looking.
What about a large cake box lined with wax paper? You should be able to track down cake boxes through asking around at local bakeries or craft/supply stores.
Also, are you just bringing them and the display will be provided? Or do you have to bring a cake stand/platter etc for them?
Good luck hope you figure something out!
Post # 4
Can you get some mini cake boxes like this and then put those in a big cardboard box for transportation?
Post # 5
taxi ride is like 15 minutes….they are about 5 inches high and around 3.5 inches in diameter, so do you think i could get a cake box that tall? i’m not sure how tall they usually are, but i’m worried about them squooshing on the cardboard and other cakes.
my boss is doing a little dessert bar so i haven’t figured that part out the display part yet… i was thinking as her wedding gift maybe i’d get her a nice platter and put them on that.
taylor, i like the little cake box idea a lot but the wedding is next week (it was very last minute), so i don’t think i have time to hunt those down.
Post # 6
I presume each individual cake is on it’s own cakeboard. If not,that’s where I would start. Attach each cake to a small cakeboard with icing.
Find a two piece cardboard box with a lid that is the right size or use any box and cut it down to the exact size you need for 6-8 of the cakes.
Use a piece of non-slip material like Rubbermaid drawer liner or very thin foam to line the bottom of the box.
Cut open the bottom of the box on 2 sides so you can slide the cakes in. It is much too difficult to try to lower them into place. Once the cakes are in place, tape the edges back up again and put the top of the box in place.
The boxes must be transported flat on the floor or in the trunk.Do not place on the seat as it is not level. Place more of the non-slip material under each box. If you have to use the trunk, fill in the space around the boxes with blankets or tpwels so the box can’t move around.
Tell the taxi driver what you are transporting and beg, plead, pay extra or threaten them with iminent bodily injury-whatever works so that they drive slowly, take corners smoothly, stop and start smoothly etc.
Take some spare icing, any other materials you used to decorate the cakes, and the necessary tools in case you need to do any repairs after you arrive.
It’s not as hard as I may have made it sound with mini cakes, but it is important to take all the cautionary steps you can.
Post # 7
can i make my own cake boards? i don’t think i have time to order any….any ideas on how i should go about doing this? just cut out circles in cardboard and cover them with something??
Post # 8
You could make your own but you need really firm board- not ordinary cardboard which will bend easily.
Cake boards are sold in many stores, so you shouldn’t have to order them online. Try Michaels. Joannes. Wal Mart and any cooking supply store.
Post # 9
Contact paper/ shelf liners are excellent for holding things done nicely. I put 24 cupcakes in a normal box with liner and drove (like a crazy person) for 45 minutes. Not a single cupcake moved let alone fell over.
Post # 10
@sahsabahs- any idea where i can get the shelf liner/contact paper? container store maybe?
Post # 11
Container store has tons of options but for cheaper, I’m thinking you could find them at Walmart or Target. Just make sure that they have texture to them and that they aren’t scented.