- DO tell us if you like your cake when you see it for the first time. We love our cakes, and you will really make our day if you are as excited about
your cake as we are. We encourage "oohs" and "ahs." "Wow" and
"awesome" are also perfectly acceptable.
- DON'T wait until you get home (or later) to tell us if your cake is not what you expected. The best time for us to add, remove, or
change something on your cake is while it is still in our shop.
- DO clean the junk out of your car before you come. You do not want shoes, umbrellas, books and other heavy or unappetizing "stuff" falling on your cake. We often have to prop the lid of the cake box up to accommodate a tall cake, flowers or a bow. The plastic wrap covering the opening of the box is no match for your your gym bag, soccer ball or magazine collection.
- DON'T come in a compact car if you have ordered a large cake. A cake box fits best on a flat surface such as the front passenger floorboard or the back of an SUV. Placing a cake box on a seat or holding a large cake on your lap, even as a passenger, is dangerous for you and the cake.
- DO let us carry the cake out to your car. We will find the safest place for a cake in your vehicle. And besides, if we carry the cake out, then you are not responsible for it until after we hand it over. If we cannot find a suitable place in your vehicle for your cake, we can usually deliver it for a nominal fee. Think of it as insurance.
- DON'T drive like a maniac with a cake in your car. Now is NOT the time to show off your racing skills. No two wheel turns or slamming on the brakes. That means you should drive slow enough when approaching a stop sign or light that you can stop smoothly. Remember the basic laws of physics...a cake in motion tends to stay in motion...
How we do it...
When we have to deliver a cake, we always put it on a flat surface (such as the back of my PT Cruiser). I keep a non-slip cover over the carpet, and we use spongy shelf liner for extra traction. I drive slowly and carefully, repeating to myself "there is a cake in the car" after every stop. The "Cake on Board" signs on the sides and back of my car remind me (and everyone else) to be mindful of the task at hand.
When you get home..
And remember, cakes with cream cheese icing should be refrigerated or the icing will spoil after several hours. However, cake tend to dry out in the refrigerator. Since we do not use any egg products in our buttercream icing, refrigeration is not necessary for a buttercream cake. That said, if you plan to keep the cake more than a day or two, wrap the cake (or cake box) securely in plastic wrap and put the whole thing in the freezer.