Transporting cakes can be a pain in the you-know-what. You have to worry about keeping the icing from getting smushed, keeping the cake from tipping over in the car and, depending on the type of cake, keeping it cool while you transport it. One way to make the process easier is to enlist someone to hold onto the cake while you drive it to its final destination. Another option is to invest in a good, sturdy cake caddy.
For years, I’ve been relying on a very old, very touchy Tupperware cake caddy. I won’t get into all of its flaws (lack of a handle, almost impossible to seal, etc.), but the fact that I could rest a cake on the floor of my car without worrying about it sliding around was not enough to compensate for them. Recently, I decided that I had had enough of the struggle with the old caddy and upgraded to a new Wilton Cake Caddy. The lid is airtight and slides on easily, locking with three sturdy snaps around the base. A handle is on top of the lid, making it easy to handle, and the base is wider than the cake, so it is more stable than some other designs.
So far, I’ve used it for cakes (up to 10-inches) and cupcakes (it holds 1 1/2 dozen) and am just loving it. Switching from my old, old caddy to the new one made me realize what I was missing out on – and it ended up giving me an excuse to do some extra baking, since I needed to give the caddy a test run.