Bake a cake for a special occasion, frost it, and once plastic wrap hits the frosting, all your hard work is for naught. Take your cake on the road and a frosting-smeared trunk (or lap) is guaranteed. Safe, secure transport is what cake carriers are all about. We tested four, all plastic and all dishwasher-safe. We baked and frosted chocolate layer cakes and drove down pothole-riddled roads, evaluating the condition of each cake afterward. The integrity of every cake was pristine after these wild rides, so design determined our winner.
Comfortable handles and a sturdy locking system, coupled with its collapsible design for easier storage guaranteed the top spot. It can fit either 9-inch round or square layer cakes, or up to 24 cupcakes (with an included insert).
Locking latches kept the lid securely attached to its base, but the thin, sharp plastic handle was slightly uncomfortable to grip. The plastic base did not have any tread, so the carrier shifted during the car ride.
This carrier lacked exterior tread, handles, or a secure locking system, so testers had to carry it with both hands. While the cakes stayed put, these design flaws stood out in comparison to other models.