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post #16 of 28
I currently have a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan....great for large wedding cakes. I have to remove seats and everything sits level. I hope to purchase a new Chrysler mini van in the future...they have to seats that fold down into the floorboard and you can store stuff under the area where the seat folds down into when the seat is up. I've actually taken my largest cake boards with me to see how they will sit on the floorboard with the seats folded down. Did great! Boy, did the salesman think I was weird....basing a car purchase on whether a board will sit level! Oh well, guess that's the world of cake decorating!
post #17 of 28
I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia and I love it! I know it is something to consider as ours was a $45K vehicle. But it is a business expense. We have 3 rows of seats, rear air and the back seats come out and the 2nd row flips up, so PLENTY of room. Rides smooth as silk. Tons of air vents and rear tinted windows. I HIGHLY reccomend this vehicle.
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post #18 of 28
Several years ago I delivered mine in a Chevy Lumina, then a Dodge mini-van. Then I got a Honda Accord and have delivered several cakes in it as it has a large trunk. However, I prefer not putting them in a trunk like Squirrley said but it will work if it is not a huge cake. I now have a Hyundai Santa Fe and I love it. Very reasonbly price for a brand new one and lots of room. I see Hyundai has a new one the Tucson, and all but the drivers seat folds flat, and they are a little cheaper than the Santa Fe. We have a couple friends who have Santa Fe's and they love them too!! When we get a new vehicle we plan on getting another Santa Fe, we have had it for 2 years and it works great for cake delivery, and I do make quite a few wedding cakes to deliver.

Happy vehicle shopping!!

~Luraleigh~
post #19 of 28
Several years ago I delivered mine in a Chevy Lumina, then a Dodge mini-van. Then I got a Honda Accord and have delivered several cakes in it as it has a large trunk. However, I prefer not putting them in a trunk like Squirrley said but it will work if it is not a huge cake. I now have a Hyundai Santa Fe and I love it. Very reasonbly price for a brand new one and lots of room. I see Hyundai has a new one the Tucson, and all but the drivers seat folds flat, and they are a little cheaper than the Santa Fe. We have a couple friends who have Santa Fe's and they love them too!! When we get a new vehicle we plan on getting another Santa Fe, we have had it for 2 years and it works great for cake delivery, and I do make quite a few wedding cakes to deliver.

Happy vehicle shopping!!

~Luraleigh~
post #20 of 28
we have a ford explorer there pretty good and we also have a dodge ram truck..its awesome and both have lots of room..
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post #21 of 28
I have a Chevrolet Malibu... I take everything out of the trunk (basket that I have w/coolant, tire sealant, etc) and I use roll the shelf liner (rubber kind)... I have put so many cakes in the truck of this car lol ... the heart shape cake in my photos that has 3 side heart shape cakes on each side, all fit in my trunk.. the center cake was not assembled until I got to the church .. so that was nine separate cakes icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme

I have a Chevrolet Malibu... I take everything out of the trunk (basket that I have w/coolant, tire sealant, etc) and I use roll the shelf liner (rubber kind)... I have put so many cakes in the truck of this car lol ... the heart shape cake in my photos that has 3 side heart shape cakes on each side, all fit in my trunk.. the center cake was not assembled until I got to the church .. so that was nine separate cakes icon_smile.gif


I have a question for you. You are in Louisiana, so that is hot country. Here we only have to worry about extreme heat for a couple of months a year, haha. But you have more of it. I used to use a car with a trunk to deliver cakes, but only for short distances unless it was winter. Do you not have issues with the heat of the trunk? We used to run the air and keep the car out of the sun but still it would be extremely hot.
I am just curious why this isn't an issue for you. Do you limit how far you will drive with a cake? I am thinking that a half hour in a trunk or more could be a meltdown, haha. We used to line the trunk with bags of ice.
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post #23 of 28
I have a Chrysler Concorde, but it has a pass thru so the trunk can be just as air conditioned as the passenger area of the car - I use that feature even when I bring groceries home! It really helps a lot! It is a large trunk too, but if I had a wedding cake to carry I would probably try to borrow my friend's van.
post #24 of 28
I have a Honda Element and I love it! I put down a non slip mat (from the dollar store) and put the cake on top and it works great! I even delivered a fully assembled 3 tiered cake down back roads with it with no problem (knock on wood). It is a four seater with lots of floor space in the back and in the back seat area and both back seats can be taken out for larger orders (like my 23 centerpiece wedding cakes.

Good luck!
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post #25 of 28
I have a Nissan X-terra. Lots of room in the back for all my deliveries. . .
I also use little bricks, covered in foil to add weight around my cakes so the boxes don't shift while I'm driving. Each foil wrapped brick has a long peice of velcro and once I place them around the cake velcro side on my carpet, those suckers don't move and inch icon_wink.gif
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by alengirl

II also use little bricks, covered in foil to add weight around my cakes so the boxes don't shift while I'm driving. Each foil wrapped brick has a long peice of velcro and once I place them around the cake velcro side on my carpet, those suckers don't move and inch icon_wink.gif



I really like this idea. I'll have to keep it in mind should the need every arise.
I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna mini-van. I keep a large cooler in the very back, place my cakes in that and put a blanket in the empty space beside it. No slipping and sliding. The van has a kick butt a/c system so heat has not been a problem.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by ivanabacowboy

What car NOT to use: a Ford Mustang lol! icon_cry.gif Lesson learned: always borrow my neighbors SUV or minivan when transporting.




This is so funny...I have a mustang and have had to make a delivery or two in it. I love my car but it is so awful for cakes. Plus, mu husband drives an F150 (with out a back seat) so that's not any better. We need to get a SUV soon...but it might be awhile
post #28 of 28
I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT, and while you would think this would be a horrible car to deliver cakes in, it has actually turned out to be wonderful. It's solid black 2-door with limo tinted windows. The back seat folds forward in two pieces, so I can have all the room I need, plus here in East Texas (the heat and humidity capital af the nation) you gotta have a good ac in your car. The seats folding helps circulate air to the cake. I've never had a problem transporting any cake. In fact, I bought this car in January and haven't had a problem yet.
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