My daughter had a birthday a few weeks ago. This being her first birthday away from home, I was determined that she have some kind of birthday cake.
While she attended a private school from kindergarten through fifth grade, for her birthday party, I used to get pizza for her classmates for lunch. So, after trying to figure out what kind of cake I could make and send to her, I came up with the idea of the deep dish pizza.
I wanted to have the crust higher on the side with a space in the middle for the ingredients. I could have carved out the middle, but wait! After looking through my baking pans, I found the flan pan! So, I baked one layer in the flan pan, the second layer in a 10 inch round pan, as that is the size of my flan pan.
For the cheese, I grated white fondant using a cheese grater. I needed the fondant first, found that if the pieces were cooler, they grated better. I assembled the ingredients on the top as you would for a pizza.
The cake made the trip intact! In fact, the cake ended up traveling back and forth multiple times! My daughter new I would be missing her on her first birthday away from home, so her boyfriend picked her up from school, and brought her home. The cake came with her. Since there was still plenty left by the time she needed to go back to school, I had her take the cake back with her.
Moral of the story- you can send a cake through the mail, it can make it in one piece and on time!