Ever had the misfortune of a cake toppling over in your car? If you're bringing your cake to a party or family gathering, a cake carrier is a must-have item to help you transport your baked goods safely. A great carrier can also provide an airtight seal to keep your delicious treats fresh and moist until it's time to dig in!
After searching through the Internet, we found 10 products highly rated by reviewers. We were impressed by Sterilite's Cake Server as it provides room for a 10-inch cake and is crafted with durable plastic. There are many other products with useful features on our list, so give them a look! If you don't know which product to choose, our buying guide will help you make an informed choice.
With so many cake carriers to choose from, you might feel a bit confused. So, check out our list of the 10 highly recommended products for some inspiration!
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|Inner diameter||14.25 in.|
|Inner diameter||13 x 9 in.|
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Top Shelf Elements
Picnic at Ascot
Cake and Cupcake Carrier
Bundt Cake Keeper
3-in-1 Plastic Cake Holder
Original Pie and Cake Carrier
Spacious Cake Holder With a Strong Lock System
Collapsible Cake Carrier That Saves Storage Space
Durable Carrier for Sheet Cakes
Double-Locking System to Encase Your Cake Tightly
Keep Bundt Cakes Fresh With Room for Toppings
Basic Cake Carrier That Can Be Used Upside-Down
See-Through Lid to Showcase Your Gorgeous Cake
Multipurpose Carrier With a Sturdy Locking Mechanism
Paper Cake Boxes With a Clear Window
Insulated Interior to Keep Cakes Fresh
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|Inner diameter||12 in.||14.25 in.||13 x 9 in.||11.5 in.||10.5 in.||13 in.||12 in.||11.25 in.||6 in.||12 in.|
In this buying guide, we'll discuss points that you should consider before making a purchase, including the material, the size, and features that a carrier should have.
If you're selling or gifting your cakes, purchase some disposable carriers! They are usually made of craft paper and don't cost much at all.
If you bake cakes often, a reusable carrier is the most cost-effective in the long run. It's a great option for those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint as well. Reusable products are usually made of plastic material that is hardy enough to hold the weight of your cake.
You'll also find carriers made of polyester fabric. They're usually designed with an insulated interior to help preserve the quality of your cakes. They're also able to store hot thanks to their ability to retain heat.
As a rule of thumb, you'll want a carrier with a diameter that is two to three inches bigger than the diameter of your cake. For example, if you tend to bake 10-inch round cakes, you'll want a carrier with a diameter of at least 12 inches.
Don't forget about the height of the carrier! If you tend to bake two or three-layer cakes and decorate them with a variety of items, like nuts, fruits, and figurines, you'll need a cake holder that is tall enough to avoid smudging your decorations.
Usually, one layer of cake is about two inches tall. So if you're making two-layer cake that is roughly four inches tall, make sure that the height of your carrier is about five to six inches so that there is room for decorations.
While choosing a carrier, make sure that it has a secure system of locks that provide a tight seal to prevent your cake from falling out during transportation. An airtight seal will also help your cake stay fresh for longer.
If you choose a reusable plastic container, pick one with multiple side latches to help secure the lid to the base. Multiple latches will also prevent air from getting inside the container and drying out your cake.
You'll also find products that boast a twist-to-seal lid. Compared to latches, these don't seal as tightly and might only keep your cake fresh for a couple of hours.
Some products feature a double-lock system that combines a locking lid and side latches to keep your carrier secure and airtight. This system is much more secure than a twist-to-seal lid but isn't necessarily better than a locking system that only uses side latches.
For a cake carrier made from polyester fabric, make sure it has two zippers: one upper and one lower. A double zipper system will help you get the cake out of the carrier easily.
Disposable paper carriers cannot provide an airtight seal like their reusable counterparts. So you should only keep your cake in a disposable holder for a few hours.
For easy carrying, many carriers are designed with a handle on top. However, make sure that the handle is durable and can actually hold the weight of your cake. You can check the review section to see what people think about the handle; if most people say it's flimsy, you shouldn't use it.
If you have a small kitchen, you might find a carrier with a collapsible design useful. When not in use, you can fold it down for easy storage. And for easy cleaning, check if your carrier is dishwasher-safe.
Finally, if you want to showcase your gorgeous cake or keep an eye on it during transit, choose a product with a transparent lid or a clear window.
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There a plethora of cake carriers on the market, but, hopefully, our buying guide can help you feel more prepared to choose the right product! Just keep in mind the inner height and diameter of the carrier to make sure that your cake will fit. Make sure to consider the carrier's materials and features, too!
Author: Thuy Nguyen
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