Tuesday, 12 May 2009

A Tip for Transporting Cakes

I saw this tip at Grandparents' Day last Friday and decided it was a good one to share.



Have you ever transported a cake with soft icing or decorations covered in plastic wrap and found that the wrap squashed the icing?

A simple remedy is to stick a few toothpicks into the icing upright then spread the plastic wrap over them. The tiny holes left by the toothpicks are easy to smooth over when you need to serve the cake.

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8 comments:

Tammy L said...

This is an awesome tip!! :) Thanks! :)

Tereza said...

what a great tip and I would never have thought of that! Thanks!

River said...

I've heard of that, but never done it. Myself, and everyone I know, transports cakes in a container with a lid that sits quite a bit higher than the cakes. Now, as well, there are special cup cake carriers, with trays that have indents similar to a muffin tray to sit the cup cakes in. Some of them are actually silicone baking trays so you can bake the cup cakes, let them cool, decorate and transport all in the one tray.They have a lid that fits over and handles to carry with.

Tracy said...

I've used that technique before. It's very clever, isn't it.

You can also get cupcake boxes that hold 24 cakes from The General Trader. I saw them there a couple of weeks ago and have seen them in my SIL's campsite kitchen. I thought them to be a wonderful idea.

http://www.generaltrader.com.au/www/292/1001127/displayproduct/snapware-cupcake-carrier--1048689_store--1001249_.html

shopannies said...

grandmother taught me this tip years ago

DarcyLee said...

I learned this tip from my mom, watching her do it when I was a child in the 70's. I've done it myself many times. Great idea!

Patchwork Harmony said...

aha! excellent tip! thanks! X

Kelly said...

That's genius!! I'm glad to hear that things are going great with your new job, Kate! Have a wonderful weekend, mama! You deserve it!