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« on: May 21, 2008 02:18:18 PM »

Can it be done? Well, can it be done and arrive not completely destroyed? Huh I want to make a cake for the swap I'm in but I am hesitant to do it because I don't know how it would ship. I know I could buy a cake box but would that keep it from getting all banged up on the way there?

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008 02:22:24 PM »

I once made my brother banana bread and shipped it to him all in one piece. What I did was wrap it in about 3 layers of aluminum foil and then put it in a pretty tight fitting disposable plastic container (like a Glad or something). I then cushioned the bottom of the box, placed the container in the middle, and put tons of cushioning around the sides. He said it made it in one piece.

If you were doing a cake, you could probably do the same thing IF you were going to make it a frost-your-own cake. Clearly a cake wrapped in aluminum foil would not be able to be frosted first...

UNLESS... you used fondant. And shipped it overnight.

OK... so someone else might have a better idea.

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008 02:24:23 PM »

I've only ever done car-in-a-jar.


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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008 03:31:19 PM »

UNLESS... you used fondant. And shipped it overnight.

So If I used fondant I could wrap it in foil without the fondant coming off?

This is a cake I made a while ago and was planning to base it off this but use frosting to cover the ends of it, but I could use fondant instead if it wouldn't come off.

Thanks for getting back to me so fast.

I've only ever done cake-in-a-jar.

I have done those before, lots of fun! But not quite what I had in mind this time... Thanks though  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008 02:21:52 PM »

I have always wondered about this since some bakers ship cakes for weddings and such right..shoot,I worry about my stuff just making it up the road I cant imagine across any state lines..I hope someone can fill in on some details..

especially since some parts of the country is super hot right now..

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