So you’ve ordered a cake or are thinking of ordering, but have no idea how to get the cake home in one piece? Well fear not, because I’m going to give you all the little tips and tricks to get your cake home safely.
I do the 1st step for you – All cakes are refrigerated before collection, whether it is a small smash cake or a 4 tier wedding cake. This ensures stability while driving and also keeps everything from melting if you have to drive a bit. DON’T WORRY, this does not affect the taste or moistness of the cake at all! I use quality ingredients and all will be melt in your mouth once the cake has been taken out of the fridge. Some say it gets even more yummy!
A little help from you
All you have to do is drive carefully and try not to push against the box when carrying the cake (the cakes are quite heavy especially the bigger cakes so hold with both hands).
Make sure you have a flat surface in your car. We suggest the floor by the front passenger seat or in the boot, but make sure the air-conditioning can get to it and that there’s no sunlight on the cake itself. This is especially for larger cakes and cakes with decorations stuck to the sides. Smaller, basic cakes will be fine to travel on your lap .. again this is just a precaution as the cake is now your responsibility.
Drive carefully and avoid sharp turns. This means no racing to catch the green light either or testing the car’s shocks over those speed bumps 😉
Keep the air-conditioning on to keep the temperature nice and cool in the car.
Now you’re home or at the venue so what next?
Buttercream cakes are to be kept in the fridge as the buttercream can get very soft and colours may run. You also want to keep those decorations on firmly.
When displaying the cake please ensure it is in an air-conditioned venue and out of the sun. You don’t want the cake to start melting after standing for an hour, and trust me I’ve heard some disaster stories!
Sticks, toothpicks and dowels may be used to secure decorations and tiers. Please make sure you remove these when handing out the cake slices. Don’t worry these will be easily noticeable for you to remove.
Last but probably the most important bit .. take PHOTO’S … lots and lots of photo’s. Cakes love photo’s and hey, IT IS their time to shine 🙂
Hope these tips have been handy and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, I’ll happily assist. You can also click here for the quick guide to save for future use 🙂