Cake boxes are a good idea for transporting cakes to bring to parties or give to friends. Make sure that the box you use is appropriate for the occasion as well as durable enough for the size and weight of your dessert.
There are a lot of different styles of cake boxes. You can find square-shaped boxes made of cardboard that are hinged with flaps you can tuck in to secure the box. Other boxes are designed in the same way as shoe boxes, where there is a bottom box which gets enclosed by a separate and detached top box.
For weddings, silver and gold boxes are a popular choice. For weightier ice cream cakes, it’s a good idea to get a sturdier box, preferably made of corrugated or reinforced cardboard. If you are environmentally conscious, choose a box made from recycled material that is recyclable or compostable. That will be better for the environment once the box eventually gets thrown away after the cake is devoured.
Finally, to showcase your dessert’s wonderful decorations, use a cake box with a clear plastic window so that others will be able to see it. In this way, you will still be able to protect your food from foreign objects getting into it. Such boxes are also useful if you run a business that sells multiple items. Having the clear plastic window allows you to instantly determine what the box’s contents are when you need to make a quick sale. This is preferable over having to open up each individual box and individually determining the flavor and style of each baked good.
There are plenty of places where you can purchase your cake box. You can purchase them online through wholesale suppliers or check food supply stores. Usually, buying in bulk saves you a lot of money. But before you place a large order, buy a couple boxes of the model you are interested in and test them out. Check their durability and customer appeal before investing more money.
Buying in bulk is really only practical for businesses or restaurants and not individual consumers. If you are looking for boxes for yourself, you can go to your local craft store or kitchen supply and look in the cake-decorating and supply aisles.
Prices will vary depending on the quality of the box and the quantity of boxes you order. You can research online or call various businesses like Michael’s Arts and Crafts for prices.