TRANSPORT & STORAGE GUIDE

Transporting Your Cake

We want to make sure your cake gets to your venue safe and sound and it's in perfect condition when you tuck in, so we've created a little guide to help! If you still have any questions get in touch.

If you are collecting your cake, use the following tips when taking your precious package home:

  • Avoid putting the cake box in a bag as it can pull on the box and damage the cake. It is best to carry the cake using both hands and arms spread wide and flat underneath the box to distribute the weight evenly. For this reason we would always recommend collecting your cake using a car or a taxi or else your arms could get very tired.
     

  • When you are carrying your cake keep the box level and avoid squeezing it against your chest or on the sides.

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  • Make sure you clear your car before you collect your cake so you have a space to place it and take out your car keys if they are in an awkward place. We would hate for you to drop the box whilst you're fumbling for you keys one-handed.

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  • We always recommend placing the cake in a clear boot, making sure that nothing loose can roll on it or crush it. You can also put the cake in the foot well of the car if you have a good clearance to get it in and out and the area is clean and free of dangling feet.

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  • Avoid placing the cake on the car seat or on a passenger's knees. Although this might seem like the safest place, car seats are very slanted and if you have a long or bumpy journey, your cake may end up sliding and any decorations may fall off.

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  • When you are driving, make sure you go slowly over humps and around corners. If it is a very hot day we would recommend keeping the air con on or all the windows down to keep the car nice and cool.

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  • Once you arrive at your destination, don't leave the cake in the car - even on a cooler day the car can get pretty toasty in the sun. 

Storing Your Cake

As we make our cakes fresh to order with no preservatives, we always recommend that you eat them as soon as possible to enjoy them at their best. However, we know this isn't always possible. Follow our tips for keeping your cake as fresh and tasty as possible if you need it for the following day or have some left:

  • Once you get your cake to the venue, make sure to keep it in a cool room and out of direct sunlight. Keep it on a stable surface and out of reach of children or anything that could knock it over. Never place the cake in a refrigerator unless we've advised you otherwise. If you keep a cake in the fridge it will gather moisture and sweat, which could ruin your decorations.

  • If your event isn't happening for several hours or until the following day, it is best to keep it in the box until you are ready to set it in place. This will ensure it is safe and free from prodding fingers and dust. Try find a place where it will be cool and out of the way, but avoid storage areas which could get hot and stuffy when closed. As mentioned, never leave the cake in the car.

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  • If you happen to have any cake left at the end of the party, it can be stored in the fridge or freezer. Handy tip - cut the cake into individual portions and wrap them up well in cling film to save space and make it easier to pull out a sneaky treat in a flash. 

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  • If you store your leftover cake in the fridge, we would recommend eating it within 5 days. Always make sure it is wrapped well and leave it to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before eating it to make sure it's at its best.

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  • If you store your leftover cake in the freezer, we would recommend eating it within 1 month. Always make sure it is wrapped well and leave it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before eating it to make sure it's at its best.

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