When cakes leave the Delights Kitchen, I’m always a little sad. I wave them off and peek though the window as they head off with their happy new owners, never to be seen again. Before they leave, I always give full instructions on how to care for cakes, and most importantly, how to travel with them (my daughters think sometimes I am more precious and protective over my cakes than I am with them). I tell most of my customers and couriers that my cakes are like my babies. That it’s best to treat them with care, love and respect.
Wherever you buy your cake from, here are few sensible tips when travelling by car with a cake:
- Place your cakes on a non-slip surface in the boot of your cake. Be sure to make room and space for your cakes. Do not place anything on top of your cake box. Make sure that there is nothing pressing against your cake box.
- Do not transport your cakes tilting in the front or back seat of the car.
- Transport your cakes to their destination as soon as possible. Cakes are like children and dogs, do not leave them unattended in cars for any period of time.
- Be very careful when driving. Cakes are more likely to slide around when you take a corner, especially if you drive like James Bond. Allow for extra time with your journey and go slow…Drive like your granny (Nona, Nan, Nanna, Popo or Me-Ma) is in the car.
- If your car has air-conditioning, use it when transporting your cake –If you are transporting a buttercream cake, put it on full blast.
- Do not put your cake in direct sunlight – this also goes for transporting and displaying your cake.
All of the above is common sense, but it never hurts to remind people.
Enjoy your cake.