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Does a cake need a box or not?

post #1 of 33
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This might be a silly question but I am in a dilemma here. Do you must place a cake in a box when you sell them? I have a friend who doesn't use boxes at all EVER and has been in the cake business for years. Never had a need for them but I see others who must have them. Box or no box????? Thanks

~Denise~
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post #2 of 33

i vote yes for boxes to me it's insurance

 

because i have never been sorry for using one

 

but i could recount many stories where it would have been a disaster without one

 

if a client picks up a cake it's yes for sure imo

 

but clearly one can function well without them

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #3 of 33

I say yes. It just seems more professional. I think customers feel more comfortable with a cake in a box in their car.

post #4 of 33

I vote yes too. I have had people thank me for boxing up their cake well. For me the cake can come into contact with too many things floating around in the air. Bugs, dust, lint, pollen, etc. Of course they have to carry the cake out and transport it in their vehicle. To me it just makes sense.

post #5 of 33

Apart from the above, it protects the cake from rain, snow, and bird poo.

post #6 of 33

Box for sure!  They do add a bit to the expense, but they are more professional and protect the cake.  

post #7 of 33
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Definitely do look more professional. Just don't think I'll feel right handing a bare cake to a customer. 

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post #8 of 33
My vote is for box too.
N u can also order them in bulk from amazon..( not that much expensive )
post #9 of 33
I deliver in tiered cake boxes from bakeabox.com, but the box goes home with me. I leave an 8 x 6 pink cake box for them to pack up any leftovers.
"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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post #10 of 33

Yeah, definitely a box. Just seems gross to hand over an uncovered cake. Like others said, too many things could get on it. Plus, just transporting it someone could stick a finger in it by accident.

 

If I bought a cake and it came without a box I'd be totally skeeved out...

post #11 of 33
I vote box if you are handing a cake to a customer it needs to be packaged. If im delivering and setting up a cake I may use my own plastic transporters but I wouldnt feel comfortable asking a customer to carry it away especially if the board was fondant covered as it would end up with fingerprints in it.
post #12 of 33
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Apart from the above, it protects the cake from rain, snow, and bird poo.

I also have an irrational fear of a bird pooping on the cake as it's being transported, so box it up!

post #13 of 33
I can't imagine delivering a cake without the box.
post #14 of 33

I only do cakes as a hobby but if I am taking someone a cake I do put it in a cake box just for protection.

post #15 of 33

ew, it seems gross to not box a cake.  Would you buy it from a store without a box?? no?? then why would you sell a cake without a box??

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