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TBK Education & Resource Center

TBK offers a wide range of free resources and educational tools to improve your decorating technique for all types of desserts. 

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Here’s a handy guide on how to make a cake using our most popular pan shapes and sizes. 


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Transporting a Wedding Cake:

Here's some helpful hints on how to safely transport a wedding style cake, these hints are put together by our staff of qualified and experienced bakers:

1.) Be sure your cake layers are chilled, refrigerate them overnight, they will be very sturdy for travel, never freeze them- once frozen, they'll be prone to sweating and the icing will want to separate from the cake. 

2.) Make sure you have a flat area in your vehicle for the layers to set while driving, the seats of a car are too sloped and unsteady. Make sure your air conditioning in your vehicle works if it's hot outside.

3.) Never transport a tiered cake that's more than 2-3 layers high-stacked (already assembled). If your cake is very large, you should bring the layers separately and assemble them when you get to the venue. Cakes separated with pillars should always be transported un-assembled.

4.) Pick up a large piece of foam rubber (available at fabric stores- used for re-upholstering furniture) that is at least 1-2" thick to place your cake layers on. This will not only absorb shock from the road, but prevent sliding.

5.) Tiered cake boxes are available and will provide some protection, but if your cake is being delivered in an un-assembled state, it's best to place them directly on the foam rubber- just make sure your vehicle is as clean as possible- free from trash, pet hair, etc.

6.) Never cut it close on time! Always allow lots of extra time, you don't need the stress of being late due to traffic or other issues, better to be a bit early!

7.) Double check with the venue to be sure the doors will be unlocked and the cake table will be set up when you arrive, be sure to get a phone number from someone who is responsible for the event just in case there's a snafu with the set-up time. It's no fun being locked out, especially in the warm weather with your cake!

8.) Bring extra frosting and supplies to do any repairs just in case! Pastry bag with tips, spatula, clean towels and a spritzer bottle of water will save much stress if a boo-boo occurs!

9.) Always take several photos of the cake after it's set up, not only for your own portfolio, but just in case something happens, it's best to have proof of how perfect it was when you left it!