Okay, you’ve spent hours planning, designing, and baking to produce this stunning, delicious work of art. Now comes the stressful task of transporting it securely from your kitchen to the location. Although delivering a cake might appear easy at first, there are a few things to keep in mind while delivering the cake.
To prevent problems, you must meticulously prepare every last detail of the transit. Additionally, it would be best if you prepared yourself with suitable tools to prevent any potential last-minute mishaps.
Cake delivery is a multi-step process. There are numerous things to complete. Therefore, be careful to plan to speed up the procedure. Don’t let the making and decoration of a cake end your plans. Make sure to incorporate a safer delivery procedure as the last step in the planning process.
Here are some queries to think about: How will the cake get there? Should you send the cake to the customer’s door, or will they pick it up from your kitchen?
Packing the Cake for Transportation
Here are the recommendations to follow while carrying a cake that has multiple tiers or has various critical elements:
- Always bring the cake to the event on separate tiers, then put it together.
- You can transfer a pre-stacked cake if you can’t assemble it at the location. Make sure, though, that it isn’t too high. There is always a risk when transporting cakes with more than three or four tiers.
- Always thoroughly dowel multi-tiered cakes before transporting them, preferably at least eight hours beforehand. Use a central dowel that passes through all the layers and separates dowels for each tier.
Getting the Cake into the Delivery Vehicle
It’s time to transfer the cake onto the delivery vehicle once you’ve packaged the various tiers, either separately or stacked.
- Make sure the vehicle is clean and odor-free.
- The smooth surface of the boot is the ideal location to set the cake. Be sure not to put the cake box on the chair.
- Use a non-slip mat to stop the cake from sliding around in the boot. Yoga and exercise mats are excellent for this.
- Using empty cake boxes to surround the main box is another method for keeping the cake box from moving. Towels that have been folded up can also be used for this.
The Drive to the Venue
If you have one, you can display a “Cake on Board” sign in the back window. This alerts other vehicles that you are driving with fragile cargo. This sign is simple to construct with items you already have lying around the house.
Always choose the safest route and know the directions to the location.
Additionally, always drive safely. Avoid driving too fast, braking suddenly, and doing anything else that could tip the cake.
Make sure to notify the appropriate person once you get to the location.
Check inside to see if the delivery table is ready and set up before you begin to unpack the cake boxes from the boot. Before placing the cake, check to see that the table is level. Make sure the path is clear before moving the cake from the car to the display stand. Ask for assistance from other people at the location to carefully transport the cake. If there is a delivery trolley available, you can also request one.
Assembling the Cake at the Location
Check the table’s level a second time. You can use a spirit level to check it. You shouldn’t arrange your work on an uneven table. Then, it would help if you removed the cake from the packaging. Slide your cake out of the box by opening the sides rather than lifting it. Start putting the cake together—time to get your decorations and repair supplies out. Place the decorations in your desired configuration.