I made this cake for Margaret, my Dad's wonderful Wholesale Account Customer Service Representative. She retired yesterday after a long career at SAS Shoes in San Antonio. This was a really big deal, so I wanted to do something really special for Margaret. I didn't want to send cookies because I've been sending cookies to the Wholesale Account room for a few years. I thought about a cake, but how do you ship a pretty cake? Well, I saw this cake in a can idea over on A. Party Style blog and thought I would give it a shot.
I bought a large tin at Michaels. They are over by the gift wrap at my store. I used my favorite pound cake recipe and it turend out to be the perfect size. I baked it as normal in the oven. I let it cool completely and started work on the fondant disk. I used Duff's buttercream fondant. It was very easy to work with and tasted pretty good too! Once I had my fondant layer complete, I frosted the pound cake with some butter cream and laid the fondant disk on top.
I let the cake sit out overnight and then packaged it up for its trip to San Antonio. I put a piece of wax paper on top of the fondant and then a piece of bubble wrap on top of that and then put the lid on. I didn't want the cake to get smooshed in case it moved. I put the cake in a 13x13 box and packed the corners full. When I was done, I heard absolutely no movement.
Margaret loved the cake. She said it arrived in perfect condition. Nothing was damaged. I was SO relieved!!! I am already keeping my eye out for some good Christmas tins. I can't wait to experiment with this more!