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Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight  
User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7361 times:

Dear all

I am trying to take a home made sponge cake on board a TAP flight from MAN to LIS at the beginning of this year to celebrate the girlfriend's birthdfay. I am planning to make a rather 'sturdy' sponge cake, so that it can withstand some movements and that it does not need refrigeration..... The sole purpose of this is to have a handmade birthday cake for the girlfriend, you know, to try to impress her  

Of course I dont want the cake to be in the hold, I want it to be hand carried. Do you think its ok to go through security? Will anyone say its 'liquid' if they see it in the xray machine?? I wont be so daft to wrap it up in foil, it will just be put inside a plastic box.

Any ideas of faciliating the safe transport of this cake to portugal will be highly appreciated!

Thanks
musapapaya


Lufthansa Group of Airlines
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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8759 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7360 times:

Bake it in a springform pan and take it on the flight in that. They are made of metal and can withstand decades of household use, a turbulent flight should be a nice relaxing break for one of those.

As for security, I guess it will depend on the people screening it. If they want cake, it won't be OK to go on board... so maybe make two for that event.  



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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 987 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7273 times:

I've never had TSA in the US stop me from carrying baked goods. If I can get it through TSA, I think anyone would allow it.

I once had a close call trying to take some pastry INTO New Zealand. I declared it on my arrival form, and was sent to talk to biosecurity. He asked if it tasted good. I said of course it is, that's why I brought it. He then said "in that case, I'll have to keep it." Fortunately he was kidding. I think your only risk is a hungry security screener. Look for a thin one.


User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7270 times:

Quoting musapapaya (Thread starter):
Do you think its ok to go through security? Will anyone say its 'liquid' if they see it in the xray machine??

No problems taking it through security. It will show up as a cake and won't be mistaken for liquid. The density is different.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3835 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7215 times:

Quoting musapapaya (Thread starter):
to try to impress her
Quoting musapapaya (Thread starter):
a rather 'sturdy' sponge cake

Are you kidding? Make her something nice like a pie, a strawberry cake or anything with chocolate in it, girls love chocolate but please don't bring her a "sturdy sponge cake" to "impress her"!!!  

Soren   



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User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7214 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):
Are you kidding? Make her something nice like a pie, a strawberry cake or anything with chocolate in it, girls love chocolate but please don't bring her a "sturdy sponge cake" to "impress her"!!!

Man, I know, se loves chocolate, but I have never baked in my entire life!! So I am still trialling a 'sturdy sponge cake', once thats suuccessful, I can develop something nicer  

musapapaya



Lufthansa Group of Airlines
User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1189 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

Maybe also line the pan (after baking, naturally) with paper or plastic wrap so it doesn't take on a metallic taste.

User currently offlinewunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7189 times:

What about either making it in Portugal, or making cup cakes, that are easier to transfer.

User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1304 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7187 times:

Back in 2009 I brought a cake back to school with me, flying LGA-ROC on a US Dash 8-100. I checked the bag... flight got cancelled because of an engine problem. Got rerouted through PHL, so a Dash 8-100 and then a CRJ-200. Picked up the bag containing the cake at baggage claim at ROC, when I finally got back to my dorm the cake was completely in tact  

tl;dr -- You should be fine, regardless if you carry it on or check it. Hope the cake comes out well.

-J.



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