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My car doesn't have AC so when I deliver a cake there's usually melting and cracking and sometimes I dont have time to put the cake in the fridge because either there is no room or I've been decorating awhile right before I deliver it. Recently I tried dry ice but I can only fit small pieces in the corners of the box--maybe there is somewhere better I can put the dry ice? But definitely cakes are not taking too kindly to this southern california heat!
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I would think one could find another container - maybe even just a box - slightly bigger than the cake box to put the dry ice in. I have never used it but can't you wrap it in plastic, put it in a different box, then set your cake box on that?
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

I would think one could find another container - maybe even just a box - slightly bigger than the cake box to put the dry ice in. I have never used it but can't you wrap it in plastic, put it in a different box, then set your cake box on that?



That is a good idea, I didn't even think I could just wrap it in plastic, them maybe tape it to the corners of the original cake box. Because my main concern was if I put the dry ice in the corners on the box, while I am driving it could potentially slide around and mess up some of the decorations. Thank you for your input, those also equally sounds good. Maybe I will have to do some test runs. [:
post #4 of 5
Dry ice has this nasty ability to collect a LOT of water.
I used to get it from a creamery and they always wrapped it in newspaper, then put it UNDER the case of ice cream cups for shipping.

So putting it under the cake would also be the right place.

For anybody who does a lot of cakes, a second fridge for just cakes is useful. It can be a reconditioned secondhand, it can sit in the basement or garage, it becomes a lifesaver in summertime.

But there is something else to do about a cake cracking--put the box on a sheet pan before you start carrying it. That plus use a full corrugated base under the cake...
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um Pundsovers... I don't get your post? Are you trying to advertise your bakery or did someone ask you to provide that info?

Thats great that you thanked the writers for the info... but I don't think the forums are the place to get free advertising.
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