Should you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to bring a cake somewhere but your cake carrier is missing in action, don’t despair. Assemble the following items:
- 1 cooling rack
- 1 large disposable aluminum pan with lid
- 1 completed cake on a cardboard cake round (I made my own out of the cardboard container that a flat of soda comes in from Costco and covered it with aluminum foil)
Place the aluminum pan on top of the cooling rack.
Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut a flap into one side of the aluminum pan large enough for the overhanging cake round to come through.
Place cake in the aluminum pan and cover with the lid. A portion of the lid may settle into the top of the frosting but this can be smoothed out later. If you can’t find a pan with a lid at the store, just get two large pans. Cut a flap into both of the pans and use one to cover the other, lining the flaps up on the same side of the cake. You may have to reshape the top pan a little so that it fits securely inside the bottom pan.
Using the cooling rack as a base, grab your fabulous cake with both hands and go.