The Perfect Cake Carrier for Bumpy Journeys (and Small Kitchens)

updated May 24, 2019
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If you’ve ever transported a cake from point A to point B, you know it’s easier said than done. I once tried to bring homemade cupcakes to work. To help me do so, I borrowed a cupcake carrier (which shall remain nameless) from the office. I feel it’s important to point out the fact that said office was a food magazine. You’d think they’d have the best cupcake carrier on the market, right? Nope! The only thing keeping each cupcake in place was a measly little raised plastic ridge. By the time I got off the subway, I had no choice but to turn my cupcakes into cake pops.

It was unfortunate, yes, but it inspired me to find the best carrier out there.

The winner? The Progressive Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier.

There are many things I like about this guy. A few highlights worth mentioning: the fact that it can hold up to 24 cupcakes or one multi-layer cake, the fact that it actually has deep cavities to hold these cupcakes in place, and the fact that it collapses to a fraction of its original height for storage.

The cupcake trays even have little spaces for your fingers to grab ahold of the treats without messing up the frosting. And the cake board has slicing guides for serving.

Since finding this carrier, I’ve successfully toted a cake more than 100 (bumpy) miles, and it arrived looking as good as when I put the finishing touches on it in my own kitchen. Huzzah!