Over the past few years, there have been many questions regarding what you can and cannot take with you on a plane. It comes as no surprise that you may be wondering if you can bring fruit and nut cakes on a plane. You should also be aware of any different rules for international flights and if the cake will be safe to eat after being in your luggage.
Cake in Your Carry-on Luggage
You will be allowed by TSA to go through airport security if you have cake stored in your carry-on luggage. It does not matter if you are carrying an entire cake or just slices of cake through the checkpoint. In addition, both fruit and nut cakes purchased from a store and make at home are allowed.
For cakes that are not pre-packaged, you should wrap the cake or place it in a container that has a secure lid. There are no rules on the amount of cake that you can transport in your carry-on luggage. You are allowed to bring as much cake as you can fit inside your luggage.
Cake in Your Checked Luggage
When you board a flight in the United States, you can bring fruit and nut cakes in your checked luggage. In order to keep the cake from being crushed, it is recommended that you store it in a sturdy container with a lid that fits tightly or a tin.
It is possible to bring cakes to and from the United States on international flights in both your carry-on luggage and your checked luggage. However, some countries prevent entry with homemade food. So, be sure to check the rules for your destination prior to departure.
Finally, should you still eat the cake after traveling with it? It is usually safe to consume freshly baked fruit and nut cakes for one to two days after storing at room temperature.
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