After hours of baking and careful icing you’ve finished your sugary confection. It’s definitely Instagram-worthy and shows how much sweat—and perhaps a few tears—that you put into it. You feel like a Star Baker on The Great British Baking show—only those contestants only have to carry their creations to the judges’ table. Unless you’re having a party at your house, that cake is going to have to travel to its judging destination. That’s where cake carriers come in.
Specially designed to help you get your dessert from A to B, these carriers are usually made of BPA-free plastic and are tall enough to accommodate a cake. They’ll also help keep your cake moist and from drying out, unlike cardboard boxes. The carriers have bases with durable locks and translucent lids, giving hungry passerby enough time to gawk at your masterpiece. These servers also have handles on the lid, so you can have a free hand to do important things, like open doors.
We rounded up the three best cake carriers. One of our picks has a secret serving tray to bring your dessert presentation up closer to Mary Berry’s standards. Two other options are freezer safe, so you can chill your cake before transporting it.
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1. EXTRA LARGE Cake Carrier
This carrier is ready to get your cake to the party—even if it’s several tiers tall. This BPA- and phthalate-free server can hold a 13-inch round cake. This translucent carrier allows you to get a glimpse of your cake, but it doesn’t show it in its full splendor until you unlock the lid and take it off. It’s safe in the freezer and on the top rack of the dishwasher.
2. STERILITE Cake Server
Made out of plastic, the cake server will allow you to safely transport your creation to work or a party. It’ll help keep your iced dessert from drying out. The durable cake carrier has a carrying handle and a locking cover, so you can hold the cake like a briefcase. There are extra plastic supports, which create the shape of an X, in the bottom. This cake carrier can hold a 13-inch wide cake and a 8-inch tall cake.
3. Top Shelf Elements Cake Carrier
This colorful, BPA-free carrier doubles as a serving tray. The bottom of the carrier base can be flipped over to reveal a five-section tray for fruits or extra tasty treats. You’ll be able to fit 10-inch tall cakes in this transporter, according to the seller. The tray is locked in securely with the flaps on the base. You’ll be able to check to make sure your cake is doing well, thanks to the transparent lid.
4. Nordic Ware Bundt Cake Keeper
This translucent cake container is not just for bundt cakes, it’s also for all kinds of cakes too. Be the hit at the party when you walk in with this nostalgic cake cover. The twist and locking mechanism is perfect for keeping your cakes fresh and secure while in transit. Reviewers love this classic carrier because it does the job right and keeps their cakes in perfect condition.
5. Rubbermaid Serving Saver Cake Keeper
This 13 x 7 in. cake carrier can carry 10-inch cakes like a breeze. It has a latch on each side that clicks loudly when it’s closed up. This carrier can also hold most pies and features a base with molded-in centering rings that keep the cake in place — no one likes a smushed pastry. Best of all, this cake carrier is dishwasher-safe, which means less time washing and more time eating.
6. Ohuhu Cake Carrier With Lid
Bring the party with you when your cake carrier looks this cool. This multi-use cake carrier converts into a serving tray that will get the people talking — you can serve veggies or nuts. As a bonus, you get a cupcake carrier out of this too because it comes with an 11-count tray that stores your cupcakes (or muffins) securely. This carrier has three lock-in levers and even comes with three extra — just in case one breaks. It’s times like these where you can say that you’ll have your cake and eat it too.