A few times a year I need something to carry a homemade cake in. The specific sort of cake varies, but it’s generally made in an 8 to 10" round cake pan. I generally don’t make very tall cakes (a couple of times a two-layer frosted carrot), and I often need to transport it in a cooler along with other items, so compactness would be very welcome.
Right now I have to carriers: a 3. Sweet Creations Locking Cake Carrier and and a Prepworks by Progressive Cake Carrier. Both are much too big for what I need–the Sweet Creations is at least twice as tall as needed and the Prepworks is nearly as tall, but its diameter is so huge it doesn’t fit in my coolers (one of the clips broke after a few uses; the company sent me a replacement but for the wrong model).
Ideally, I’d like something that’s no larger than would fit something from a 10" cake or pie pan, and no taller than to have a 4" internal clearance (i.e., carrier’s inside bottom to inside top, not from the cake’s top). The vertical space should all be in the lid, not the bottom–that way I don’t have to try to fit my fingers down into the bottom to try to get it out (i.e., take off the lid and it’s ready to serve or to slide off onto a place).
Any suggestions? Everything I see seems to be made for 7-layer type cakes or a similar dimension. I’d thought maybe something sold as a “food storage container” rather than one specifically for cakes, and invert it (use the lid as the bottom), but the dimensions are a snag.
I’ve had luck at the Dollar Store or
even a discount Store like HomeSense/Winners/Marshall’s.
Tupperware has both large cake carriers and shorter ones as well (when available) as they rotate what is showcased in their brochures.
I’m mistaken about the Tupperware.
Just checked my cupboard and there isn’t a smaller size only a large Round Cake Taker designed to hold a 3 layer cake.