Cakes are fragile in nature and it can be a daunting task to get them safely to their destination. So what should you keep in mind when travelling with a cake? Our cake experts here at Jack & Beyond have put together a handy list of cake travel tips for you.
Travelling with a cake by car
Transporting a cake by car is one of the quickest and safest ways to get your cake to its destination safely.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to make your journey as smooth as possible:
- Place the cake box on an even surface. If you are travelling on your own this can be in the trunk or on the floor in front of the passenger seat.
- Make sure the cake box is secured without putting too much pressure on the box (especially the top and sides) so it can not move or slide around in the car much.
- If you are able to bring someone to help, ask them to hold the cake box steady on their lap ideally from the bottom as putting your hands on the sides might damage the cake.
- Drive slowly and carefully and try to avoid bumps in the road.
- Drive with the air-condition switched on if available.
- Cakes that have to travel for more than 1-2 hours should ideally be covered in fondant or buttercream rather than fresh cream or cream cheese / mascarpone frosting as these types of covering are more stable and do better outside of the refrigerator.
Using public transport
If you do not have a car available taking smaller cakes on public transport is usually not a problem, here are a few tips to make it a cake safe and stress free journey:
- Bring a strong bag if you have one, cool bags are perfect as they usually have the perfect shape for cake boxes and keep the cake cool in transit.
- Wear comfortable, non-slip footwear to avoid tripping with the cake.
- Walk slowly and keep an eye out for people passing by, avoid crowds as it is more likely that someone will bump into you rushing past.
- Always keep the bag with the cake close by and store it on the seat next to you or under your seat if possible whilst travelling on the train, underground or bus.
Safe travels and enjoy your cake!
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