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How to care and transport your cake

Updated: Nov 15, 2023



When Picking Up Your Cake


Most importantly, keep the cake cool and away from direct sunlight. In addition, have a flat surface in your car to transport your cake. Most cakes will fit on the front floorboard. Larger cakes need to travel in the back of an SUV or wagon. Therefore, we recommend you cover the floor with a clean tarp. Please avoid putting it on a slanted car seat or any area with a slant; we DO NOT recommend someone holding the cake; placing it on the floorboard is the best option.To transport your cake, place both hands under the cake; always keep your hands under the centre of the cake. Above all, keep the cake level at all times. DO NOT PICK UP THE CAKE BY THE SIDES. THE BOARD WILL BEND, AND THE FROSTING MIGHT CRACK OR STICK TO THE EDGE OF THE BOX. For instance, pick-up or delivery is best done in the early morning and/or in a very cool, air-conditioned car. Ensure you have enough room in your vehicle for the size cake you purchase. Larger specialty cakes do not come with a box.


How to transport your cake


Most importantly, keep the cake cool and away from direct sunlight. In addition, have a flat surface in your car to transport your cake. Most cakes will fit on the front floorboard. Larger cakes need to travel in the back of an SUV or wagon. Therefore, we recommend you cover the floor with a clean tarp. Please avoid putting it on a slanted car seat or any area with a slant; we DO NOT recommend someone holding the cake; placing it on the floorboard is the best option. DO NOT LEAVE ANY OF OUR DESSERTS IN THE CAR FOR LONGER THAN IT TAKES FOR YOU TO GET HOME. THE HEAT AFFECTS THE FROSTING AND CAUSES IT TO BREAK DOWN. When travelling with your cake, we recommend refrigerating until departure so the cake will be nice and firm for travel. In addition, putting the cake in a cooler in the hot summer months is best; drive carefully and avoid slamming your brakes or turning sharply.


How to Store Your Cake


Cream Cheese Frosting, Fresh Whipped Cream Icing and Cheesecakes must be refrigerated. When placing Buttercream Cream Cheese Frosting in the fridge, please be aware that your cake will likely pick up the scent and flavour of any onion, garlic or other strong-smelling items in your refrigerator. Please keep it away from these items if possible. Buttercream, Cream Cheese Frosted cakes are best served at room temperature (allow 2+ hours if possible). Remove the cake from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature to develop the best flavour and texture. Tiered cakes take longer to warm up, so let sit for at least 2 hours before serving. Store leftover cake in the refrigerator. (Red Velvet, Carrot, Fruit and cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting should stay refrigerated for up to 1 hour before serving) Never freeze a fondant cake. Keep cakes away from direct sunlight, moisture and heat, as they may fade or melt. These are our recommendations for the age-old question; How do you care for and transport your cake?




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