The Best Cake and Pie Carriers to Transport (and Store) Desserts
Serving a birthday cake or other treat is always a cause for celebration. Transporting them, on the other hand, can be a struggle. "Bakers spend a lot of time, energy, and money preparing delicious and beautiful desserts," Adrienne Blumthal, a formally trained pastry chef, recipe writer, and the co-founder of Pie Box, says. "Sharing is often the most rewarding part of dessert making. But when you're transporting a homemade treat somewhere, you might find yourself asking, 'How do I get this to where I'm going in one piece?' That's where dessert carriers come into play."
When it comes to picking out the container of your choice, there actually aren't many rigid requirements. "I would define a cake carrier as anything that carries cake, no official product required to be considered," she shares. "Vintage cake tins, Tupperware, even shoeboxes, milk crates, and make-shift cardboard contraptions, I've seen it all and am a big proponent of doing whatever works for you when it comes to pastry transportation."
No matter the container you choose, you'll want to make sure it has proper storage capabilities. Meaning that it is airtight, easy to clean, and food safe. To streamline the process, Blumthal suggests you keep a few things in mind: material, cost, sustainability, aesthetics, manufacturing location, size, and cleaning. "Are you a cupcake- or pie-making person?" she asks. "What you want to transport will dictate the type of carrier you need." Ahead, find our favorite containers on the market you can shop now to carry and store your treats.
Best Transportable Dessert Containers of 2021
- Best Wooden: Wood Pie Box with Chalkboard Top
- Best Fabric: Aplat Plat Dish Tote
- Best Plastic: Nordic Ware Loaf Cake Keeper
- Best Tin: Jimbob Art Bear Cake Tins, Set of Three
- Best Disposable: Stock Your Home Aluminum Pans with Lids
- Best Container with Carrier Handle: Sweet Creations Cupcake and Cake Carrier