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What is the difference between a cake box and plastic cake dome? Can cake domes be used in delivering cakes instead of cake boxes? Does humidity affect cake domes?

Mimi - from Charlotte, NC

A cake box, sometimes called a bakery box, is a covered cardboard box used to transport cakes. A plastic cake dome is generally used to store cakes at home, though it can be used to deliver cakes. The cake box has the advantage of being disposable and you don’t need to get it back from the person who received the cake. Most cake domes help protect the cake. More airtight than a box, a cake box keeps the cake from drying and keeps humidity out.


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