BAKERS LIFE-LINE: Cake Related Question & And Answer Session (1)



“This programme provides answers to cake related questions. Airing live every Friday, the extracts are published here on the learning clinic for readers to know more and learn more and teach more. Feel free to also put you own answers and views in the comments box”


By Hadassah Queen-x Adefila

Please advice on how a baker from home or small cake business owner can deliver her cakes safely to clients.



Busi Christian-Iwuagwu: Delivering cakes is the scariest thing I have ever done in my life. Best thing is to put your cakes in an empty car boot so that when you are driving nothing falls on it. Never put it on the car seat, it will fall when you brake
Busi Christian-Iwuagwu: Whether you are transporting a multi-tiered cake or a cake with pillars, the transporting ‘rules’ are the same.
Always transport the cake as single tiers and construct the cake on arrival.

If you feel comfortable travelling with an already stacked cake, make sure it is not very tall and has no more than 3-4 tiers. In that case always make sure the cake is dowelled properly good 8 hours before transportation. A centre dowel going through all tiers will help keep the cake more stable when transporting a stacked cake.

Never transport a cake unboxed, choose strong cake boxes to store the cakes. (Bring these boxes back with you, as they can be re-used)
Use good quality thick cake boards of the exact size of the cake box, this will stop the cake moving in the box during transportation.
Remove any toppers, sugar flowers, etc. and place them in a separate box for transportation.

Hadassah Queen-x Adefila: Thank u very much

Ruth Bukky Chike: Thanks

Odunola Olushola Olanrewaju: @Busi Christian-Iwuagwu, Pls how can I run a Centre dowel through tiers of cakes when each cake as a cake board under

Busi Christian-Iwuagwu: @Odunola Olushola Olanrewaju,  I normally make a hole through all the boards

Lilian Ferdinand:  Tanks ma’am Busi




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