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Ideas on transporting a tall can-shaped cake...

chowser | May 22, 200803:22 PM

I''ve offered to make a grooms cake for a friend's son's wedding. It's over a two hour drive on windy roads and I won't be there to do anything last minute. The bride to be wants it to look like an energy drink can, so it'll be 6" in diameter, about 12" tall, maybe taller. I have no idea how to package it so it won't fall over. I'm just doing a phototransfer of the picture so it has to be done on my end and not assembled there. Any ideas? My second thought is to do half a can, lying down. Much easier, nothing to figure out but not as much fun.

Also, she's told me flat out that she doesn't care what the cake tastes like. I'm on the fence about this but considering using cake mix. Are they all about the same? Can anyone recommend one over another? She wants a yellow cake. The idea still bothers me and I might go with my standard yellow cake recipe, depending on how I feel next week (having 25 people over this weekend and doing a half marathon next so not sure I'm up for it). Thanks!

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