Transporting your cakes

Transporting your cakes

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Danielle Wood

Often, when I bake and decorate a cake it needs to travel before it can be eaten. After taking the time to make something special it’s worth thinking about how to transport your creations so that they look just as good when they arrive at their destination.

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see below for equipment suggestions

Method

  1. If you have a particularly tall cake to transport you can find extension panels to make the box taller. For tiered cakes, it’s better to transport each tier individually and assemble the cake at the venue to avoid it toppling over en route.
  2. Consider adding decorations like berries and flowers at the last minute to keep them looking fresh.
  3. Use a cake board. You can either decorate and serve your cake directly on a board that fits snugly inside the cake box or you can decorate your cake on a board the same size as the cake, ready to be transferred to a cake stand or plate at your destination. It’s a good idea to fix your cake to a second cake board that will fit snugly into the box using a small amount of buttercream to stop the cake from sliding around inside.
  4. Look out for flat bottomed patisserie-style bags to transport your cake boxes in, or tie some baker’s twine or ribbon around the box like a parcel to keep it upright.
  5. Remember that you don’t always need to make a huge cake to make a big impact. I love making mini tiered cakes and smaller cakes with four layers. They are also easier to transport.
  6. Take your own napkins, candles, matches and knife in case they’re not easily available when you get to your destination.
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birthday
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