musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1141 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9432 times:
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!
aklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9344 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.
musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9285 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
KingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1307 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 9258 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.
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