Cake Transporting Tips & Care
How to Transport Your Cake & Desserts
The Do's & Don'ts of transporting you cake and dessert items.
The best way to ensure that your cake and desserts arrive safely to your destination is to take advantage of our cake delivery service. However, there will be occasions when that option may be unavailable or not desired. In that case, here are a few tips to transport your wonderful cake and desserts.
Don’t set a cake on your seats. Even if your back seats fold down, they most likely don’t lay flat. There’s potential for the cake to slide and tilt. The same applies for the front seat. Seats aren’t level and if you have to slam on your breaks, well, then your dashboard is going to be covered in buttercream.
Don’t leave your cake in the vehicle if it’s warm outside. I’m sure that’s a given, but I’ve actually had to tell some clients that when they were picking up a cake from me. If possible, take items directly home/the desired location.
You DO have a better chance of having a level surface if you put the cake on the floorboards. Push your front seat all the way back, place something soft (preferably non-slip) like a yoga mat or large bath towel on the floor and set the cake on that. Yoga mats are a perfect option since they can act as a non-slip surface as well as give a little "cushion" under your cake box. If you feel it’ll be too tall, just let us know and we can box the tiers separately and you can then put the cake together at the venue.
Make sure the temperature inside of your car is as cold as possible. The cooler the temperature, the better chance you have in getting your cake to the venue safely. If you're traveling in very hot conditions or more than 10-15 minutes, we suggest that you place your dessert in a container, box or cooler. Fill a separate container with Ice packets and place the cake box into the second box to keep the cake's temperature cool (dry ice if traveling for more that 30-45 minutes).
DO drive slow! Driving speed is another important factor is ensuring the safe transportation of cakes. When travelling with an assembled cake, drive at an extra slow speed. And always use non-slip mats. These mats provide a good grip and avoid my cakes from moving or sliding as a result of sudden movement and I try to avoid sudden jerks or brakes to prevent cakes from sliding and/or hitting the sides of the boxes.
Cake & Dessert Environment
Cakes are heavy and require a sturdy, level surface such as a table or counter. An optimal room temperature of 72 degrees or below is highly recommended. Tiered and custom cakes should not be left out in temperatures above the recommended temperature.
Cakes contain real butter and dairy products; icing will melt if not kept at an optimal temperature of 70 degrees or below. Cakes should be kept refrigerated if event startup is more than 30-45 minutes after setup. Cakes should be allowed to come to room temperature before serving (if conditions allow).