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Topic Title: Have you taken a cake on a plane?
Created On Tuesday October 02, 2012 6:41 PM
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sweetgrandma
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 6:41 PM

My daughter's having a destination wedding in San Diego and I'm trying to decide whether to bring a small wedding cake. She was told they can't have cake on the beach so I was thinking of bringing it to the post wedding dinner. I'd have to bring it on the plane and I'm wondering if any of you have done it and how you managed it. Any tips?
 
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scubabaker
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 7:06 PM
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I took a cake on a plane once, but it was only a single tier. It was a 10" (I think) round covered in fondant. I carried it on in the Wilton round cake carrier and put it under the seat, rather than in an overhead bin. Security made me put it through the xray twice and also made me open the cover...probably more because it was a novelty than because they thought it might be any real security risk. It survived the trip just fine.

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PattyDif
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 7:44 PM
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Wow, that's a pretty cake Gail!
 
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cakedujour
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 7:52 PM
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I carried an un-iced carrot cake on a plane and finished it when I got there. If you're going to do it I would do it with flat decorations like scubabaker's cake.

Gail, I love that cake and I think I just might borrow some elements of it for some cakes I have coming up for shipping. Ok, with you?
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 8:28 PM

Lovely cake! I'm glad security didn't have to taste it first! LOL!
 
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ginnyl
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 9:33 PM
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I took a fondant covered cake on the plan to Friend Fest..It was a 8" cake and I put it in a sturdy eggo waffIle box..I went through the x-ray machine and put it on the floor at my feet and it traveled perfectly..
Just love that winter wonderland cake..
ginny
 
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ginnyl
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Posted: Tuesday October 02, 2012 9:35 PM
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That should read "plane"..need an edit button..and it was decorated..
ginny
 
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scubabaker
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Posted: Wednesday October 03, 2012 11:17 AM
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Thanks, all. I certainly didn't mean to hijack sweetgrandma's post.

Kathy, I would be honored if you borrowed some design elements for this cake.
 
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CollectorEJ
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Posted: Wednesday October 03, 2012 3:14 PM
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Scubabaker, Your cake is beautiful.

I saw the cake that Ginny took to Friend Fest and it was perfect, even after being on the plane.
 
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Felicia's
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Posted: Wednesday October 03, 2012 7:45 PM
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I sent a small single layer decorated with gumpaste hydrangea on a plane with my sister from boston to florida. It travelled quite well. It was in a cake box and you had to be able to open it and send it through the xray machine. There was no problem.
 
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ginnyl
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Posted: Wednesday October 03, 2012 11:07 PM
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Thanks Emily...
ginny
 
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CollectorEJ
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Posted: Thursday October 04, 2012 7:31 AM
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You're welcome, Ginny.
 
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sweetgrandma
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Posted: Sunday October 07, 2012 7:37 AM

Thanks....I think I'll try it...maybe bring two small tiers and let dh handle one of them.
 
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scubabaker
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Posted: Sunday October 07, 2012 4:10 PM
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Yay! I am so happy you've decided to give it a go, sweetgrandma. It will be so special to both you and your daughter to have one of your cakes at her wedding.
 
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