The holiday travel season is coming quickly. If you are anything like us, we are constantly traveling back aand forth to holiday parties with baked goods in tow. Everything from cakes, cookies, aand tortes to dipped pretzels, fudge, aand sweet breads get carefully packaged on plates covered with foil or in tacky plastic containers aand gently placed on the floorboards. We then spend the next few hours taking turns at a snail’s pace aand being slow to accelerate in hopes of not disturbing the carefully placed items. This causes additional stress at an already stressful time of year.
Here are some practical, aand cute, tips for traveling with your holiday goodies.
- Use a Pringles can to store cookies. You can even use wrapping paper aand ribbons to dress up the can a bit.
- Disposable drink cups work great for transporting cupcakes. You can place the cups in cellophane bags aand tie with ribbon or place another cup on top aand secure with festive Washi tape.
- Many craft aand hobby stores sell gable boxes aand Chinese take-away containers that work great for storing cookies, brownies, aand peppermint bark.
- Mason jars come in multiple sizes. Not only are the great for storing prebaked goods, but you can also fill them with cookie, brownie, aand quick bread mixes. Then add some festive ribbon aand cute tag with baking directions written on it.
- To-go cups with lids aand restaurant style to-go boxes work great too. You can transport your items in the safety of the boxes, then transfer them onto your fancy holiday platter once you reach your destination.
As important as what you carry your treats in may be, what treats you decided to bring can make a big difference too. Here’s a few of our travel favorites.
- Cookies without icing or with hardened royal icing travel best aand you won’t have to worry about them getting messed up if they are stacked on top on one another.
- Brownies aand cookie bars. They travel even better if you transport them in the baking dish aand cut them upon arrival.
- Custard aand fruit filled pies are great too. Just be sure to keep travel with meringue topped pies to a minimum aand only in the cooler, less humid months.
- Fudge, bark, aand chocolate covered items travel well aand are often quick to make too.
If you aren’t driving to your destination keep in mind that you can also carry baked goods such as cakes aand pies on airplanes. However, they are subject to additional screenings by the TSA.
If you would like American Dream Cakes to take care of the baking for you, you can rest assured that our products are engineered to travel well in the car. We use dowel rods aand platforms in our stacked cakes to ensure they don’t come toppling over & each of our pies, tortes, rolls, aand pastries come in convenient carry boxes.