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CuseTiger
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Transporting King Cakes on Planes
Have a wedding in covington in two weeks and will make a stop at calandro's before the flight back to pick up a few king cakes. Last year I brought up a king cake to my job interview here, that may or may not be why I got this position

In your experience, what's the easiest way to transport a few large king cakes on a plane? Checked bag, carryon luggage, or in-hand carry on? Last time I did hand carry on and thinking the same this time unless someone heres got a good trick.


lowhound
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
I just carried it in my hands, put it in the overhand bend. Now be prepared for everyone you walk past to ask for a piece.


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Lester Earl
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
My wife stuffs 4-5 into a small rolling suitcase & carried on when traveling for work

If it’s just 1 just carry in hand


hungryone
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
Beware filled cakes.....you may get an overzealous TSA who forces you to check it due to the semi solid filling.


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CuseTiger
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
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If it’s just 1 just carry in hand

I'm gonna be somewhere between 2-4 king cakes. Small carry on is what I'm thinking.

quote:

Beware filled cakes.....you may get an overzealous TSA who forces you to check it due to the semi solid filling.

I could see that happening someplace up here but if that happens in BTR during mardi gras season I'll lose my shite


cgrand
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
why not ship?
i would lose my shite trying to wrangle a king cake thru TSA and a commercial flight


CuseTiger
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Shipping i'd worry about the icing getting everywhere, plane at least I can control the movements of the cake


hungryone
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
Typically, shipped cakes have the icing and sugar packaged separately, for the recipient to drizzle/top upon arrival. Haydels is the OG of shipped cakes....they actually worked w/FedEx to develop cake-specific packaging. Have used them many times & the recipients are always pleased.


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madamsquirrel
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
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I could see that happening someplace up here but if that happens in BTR during mardi gras season I'll lose my shit ?
I hand carried one each year to California for the past two years and people at the New Orleans airport (where they also sell them) acted like they did not know what they were. I was like wtf???


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WPBTiger
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes
I would carry them on when I lived out of town. I would go get priority mail boxes from usps to put them in for added protection.

ETA: stack boxes on top of each other and wrap a couple of pieces of duct tape around them to hold boxes together.
This post was edited on 1/11 at 10:26 pm


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lagniappe14
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I carried two Haydel's in the bag they gave me and used the overhead bin. 3 might fit depending on the plane (new AA planes have smaller bins).

If you use a suitcase, I'd make sure it provides enough protection to keep the king cakes from being squished by other bags.

Shipping king cakes are expensive due to the overnight/2 day shipping. Haydel's does have a better price than most bakeries ($48 as compared to around $55-60 for other bakeries), and I have only had one king cake not arrive (UPS ate it we think b/c that box is indestructible). Haydel's arrives iced and sugared already. Looks just like the one in the bakery and arrives fresh. My colleagues always love it.


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