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5 Food Transportation Hacks for the Holidays

We provide you with food transportation help to make sure everything gets from point A to point B—minus the crumbling, spilling, and tears.

The holiday season is in full swing, and we are unabashed lovers of its bounty of treats, bright lights, and general aura of merriment. It’s a time for sharing, giving, and laughing—but we also know that finding ways to transport your homemade goodies beyond the kitchen can be daunting. From office parties and raucous potlucks to family gatherings and intimate dinners, we want to provide you with food transportation help to make sure everything gets from point A to point B—minus the crumbling, spilling, and tears.

TYPE: Cake
Place your cake on a plate or cardboard circle that’s slightly larger than the cake itself. Carefully lower it into a box that’s slightly larger than the plate or circle. You could use a cake box (widely available at baking supply stores) or a repurposed cardboard box you have on hand. You don’t want it to be too large, or the cake might slide around and bump into the sides. The extended plate or circle will brace against the sides of the box, and prevent your cake from getting damaged. If you’re traveling by car, place the box on top of a yoga mat to prevent it from sliding around during the drive.

TYPE: Cupcakes
Wash and thoroughly dry the tin you used to bake your cupcakes in. After you finish frosting the cupcakes, carefully return them to the tin. Gently place a toothpick on top of each cupcake, then cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. No sweat—every cupcake intact.

TYPE: Pie
Invert an empty pie tin on top of your cooled pie. Tape the edges together to secure. If your pie crust is fluted, crumbly, or otherwise delicate, invert a bowl on top of the pie and tape the edges together. Wrap it completely in aluminum foil and be on your merry way.

TYPE: Casserole
Place a folded towel on the bottom of a cardboard box, then carefully place your covered casserole on top. Roll up additional towels and stuff them around the dish for insulation. Place another folded towel on top of the casserole. This will keep your food warm and soak up any spillage.

TYPE: Cold Dishes
Place the closed container of food inside a cardboard box. Stuff crumpled newspaper inside the box to secure the position of the food and keep it cool. Show up at the party with your crisp salad like it’s no big deal.

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