There is always logistics involved with our celebration cakes whether it is collecting all of the inspirational materials for the design, baking, decorating or most importantly the delivery. (Of course we want to make sure our hard work gets to the location!)
We have an out of town wedding this weekend in upstate New York. The Dad of the groom arranged with the venue an early drop off of the cake to their walk in refrigerator. (This saved them on the cost of delivery.) This very clever Dad had something made out of wood to fit in the back seat to keep the cake secure, kind of a cake car seat. A very clever way to keep the cake level while in transit.
A few tips for you if you are doing your own delivery:
Consult with the venue to arrange storage in their walk in refrigerator.
Try and pick up the cake early in the morning in a very cold, air conditioned vehicle. You want to keep the cake as cold as possible to maintain its freshness. (This method is good for up to 3 hours of travel.) It’s best to travel when the sun is not baking the car, as it would in the afternoon. When you get to the location, put the cake in the fridge immediately.
It’s best to transport the cake on a level surface. An SUV or Mini van is best but you can get creative like our Dad or if you have room putting the cake on the floor in the backseat.