Cake Transportation Tips

We’re so excited for you to pick up one of our beautiful signature cakes! In case you haven’t transported a cake in your car before, here are some pro tips from our staff members (who have transported many, many cakes!):

  • Please carry the cake box securely, holding it from the bottom, not the sides. Avoid tilting or jostling the box.

  • Make sure to place the cake box in a completely flat area in your car. In most cars, the flattest spot is the floor on the passenger’s side. Do not place the cake on a seat, as they are never completely flat. If possible, bring an SUV-style car that has a flat back.

  • Avoid placing your cake in direct sunlight.

  • Our cakes travel well when they are cold. When you pick up your cake, it will be chilled, and your car should be also. During the summer, we recommend blasting the AC on your way over to our shop to cool down your car, and then leaving the car running with the AC on high while you come in to get your cake. This will ensure that the car is cool when you place the cake in it. This is essential when taking the cake on longer trips, and very helpful no matter the distance.

  • If you’re traveling with a cake during the winter, make sure it is not placed near an air vent with hot air shooting out. Keep the car as cold as possible.

  • Signature one-tier cakes will be packaged in cardboard boxes with window lids. Due to their height, tall one-tier cakes and all two-tier cakes will be packaged in cardboard boxes without lids. This makes for easier and more confident transportation, and is fine to be stored in the fridge this way.

  • If you are picking up a two-tier cake, you may want to bring a friend for assistance. Two-tier cakes are surprisingly heavy, and can be awkward to carry and place in a car by yourself. Especially if it is a very important cake (for example, if you’re using it for a wedding), we recommend bringing backup.

  • Please drive carefully! We always recommend driving with care, but it’s especially important when a cake is involved. Avoid sharp turns or slamming on your brakes.

  • If you have any questions about transporting your cake, please ask! We are extremely confident in the structure of our cakes, but once your cake leaves our shop, Sweet Heather Anne is not responsible for any damages that occur. If you have concerns about transporting your cake, please contact us to discuss adding delivery to your order.

    Please note: we do offer and recommend delivery for all cakes larger than two tiers! If you are purchasing a wedding cake or large cake from us, we will discuss delivery during your design consultation.