Cake Carriers

Published December 1, 2010. From Cook's Country.

Take your cake on the road and a frosting-smeared trunk (or lap) is guaranteed. Safe, secure transport is what cake carriers are all about.

Overview:

Bake a cake for a special occasion, frost it, and once plastic wrap hits the frosting, all your hard work is for naught. Take your cake on the road and a frosting-smeared trunk (or lap) is guaranteed. Safe, secure transport is what cake carriers are all about. We tested four, all plastic and all dishwasher-safe. We baked and frosted chocolate layer cakes and drove down pothole-riddled roads, evaluating the condition of each cake afterward. The integrity of every cake was pristine after these wild rides, so design determined our winner.

Bake a cake for a special occasion, frost it, and once plastic wrap hits the frosting, all your hard work is for naught. Take your cake on the road and a frosting-smeared trunk (or lap) is guaranteed. Safe, secure transport is what cake carriers are all about. We tested four, all plastic and all dishwasher-safe. We baked and frosted chocolate layer cakes and drove down pothole-riddled roads, evaluating the condition of each cake afterward. The integrity of every cake was pristine after these wild rides, so design determined our winner.

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  • Product Tested

  • Prices are subject to change.
  • Highly Recommended - Winner

    Progressive Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier

    Comfortable handles and a sturdy locking system, coupled with its collapsible design for easier storage guaranteed the top spot. It can fit either 9-inch round or square layer cakes, or up to 24 cupcakes (with an included insert).

    $29.95

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  • Recommended

    Dr. Oetker Cool Box

    The innovative base comes with a reusable ice pack—handy for hot weather. Tight-fitting snap locks held the lid securely, but the carrier is smaller and shorter than our top-ranked model.

    $29.99

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  • Recommended

    Wilton Portable Cake Caddy

    Locking latches kept the lid securely attached to its base, but the thin, sharp plastic handle was slightly uncomfortable to grip. The plastic base did not have any tread, so the carrier shifted during the car ride.

    $14.99

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  • Recommended with Reservations

    Rubbermaid Servin' Saver Cake Keeper

    This carrier lacked exterior tread, handles, or a secure locking system, so testers had to carry it with both hands. While the cakes stayed put, these design flaws stood out in comparison to other models.

    $10.99

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