musapapaya
Topic Author
Posts: 990
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:02 am

Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:30 pm

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
 
aloges
Posts: 14842
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:38 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:36 pm

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.  
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
aklrno
Posts: 1164
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:18 pm

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:51 am

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.
 
747438
Posts: 658
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:45 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:04 am

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.
 
Birdwatching
Posts: 3573
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:48 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:28 pm

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   
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
 
musapapaya
Topic Author
Posts: 990
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:02 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:42 pm

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
 
LOWS
Posts: 1194
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:37 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:13 pm

Maybe also line the pan (after baking, naturally) with paper or plastic wrap so it doesn't take on a metallic taste.
 
wunala
Posts: 898
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:17 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:53 pm

What about either making it in Portugal, or making cup cakes, that are easier to transfer.
 
KingFriday013
Posts: 879
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 7:56 am

RE: Taking A Home Made Cake On Board A Flight

Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:01 pm

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.
Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests