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Round Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier
Manufacturer: Progressive International
List price: $29.95
Warranty: Satisfaction guaranteed
Dimensions: 16" diameter; 9-3/4" tall (4-1/2" collapsed)
Weight: 3 lb 5 oz
Composition: Plstic, silicone
Other versions: 9-by-13-Inch Collapsible Cake Carrier
Made In: China
Type: Baking: Cake carrier
Color: White, burgundy
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: OK, it's not petite even when collapsed, but there are just times you need to carry a good-sized cake or two dozen cupcakes. Now you can, and when you're done, this carrier collapses to a bit less than half its height for storage.

The two cupcake trays, one of which has extendible legs, have fairly deep finger indentations, which makes it a little easier to get the cupcakes out. The trays can be removed if you want to transport a round or square cake in place of cupcakes. The bottom has a pattern that serves as a slicing guide for round cakes.

There are some comments online from people complaining that the carrier handle broke, resulting in cake/cupcake disasters and unutterable disappointment. We have tugged and tugged on the handle of our carrier, and it feels pretty sturdy to us. At the same time, it requires some effort to tug the carrier top from the collapsed position to the extended position, and perhaps it would be wise to take the carrier apart and push the top into the extended position from inside, rather than pulling it up with the handle. That would avoid putting so much pressure on the handle and also on the latches that hold the bottom in place. If the cake you're carrying is particularly heavy, valuable, etc., you may find more peace of mind if you carry it from the bottom. That way you also won't wonder if you've latched the bottom securely.

The whole thing can be washed in the dishwasher, but, good heavens, it takes a lot of space, and can you not wash off a little frosting by hand?

We have had way more cupcake-transport disasters without a cupcake carrier than with one, so if it's all the same to you, we'll happily go on using this one – and if we feel like living on the edge a little bit, we'll carry it by the handle.


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