CrystalsCakes5 Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:06am
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I am wanting to set up a booth at a Farmers Market to sell my baked goods.

I would like to hear some pretty and creative ways to package them.
But not too expensive.

There is a lady that sells at a local flea market. She sells whole cakes and mini size pies. She wraps everything in saran wrap. The mini cakes do'nt look to bad, but the whole cakes look kinda messy. The saran wrap makes the icing look like it has the little wormy looking cracks. Not very appealing.

I want to sell whole cakes, individual slices of cake, individual fudge squares, cupcakes, cookies, breads, and cakes like banana nut bread loaves.

What are some ways to package or wrap these items that look appealing, clean, and professional and so that you can actually see what you are selling. I know you can purchase lots of different size cake and dessert boxes, but just starting out that is kinda of expensive.

If anyone has some suggestions, please let me know.
Thanks so much. icon_smile.gif

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kjgjam22 Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:11am
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i know that you can buy the plastic containers from reynolds for the whole cakes. i am just not sure of the cost.

maybe you can get little polly bags and put the little stuff in and tie them with ribbon. the polly bags and ribbon shouldnt be too expensive.

Mac Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:13am
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I'd check to see if Sam's has the clear plastic, disposable containers for slices of cake. Individual pieces of fudge would look nice inside an inexpensive tin cookie cutter & put in a treat bag. That's all I have...good luck.

kaychristensen Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:15am
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For my cupcakes I bought the treat bags in the wilton section of Hobby Lobby. I used the 40% coupon so they weren't to bad.I went to our local grocery store bakery and got the containers for my cakes in my photos. I was also worried about that messy look. I hope this helps.

CrystalsCakes5 Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:38am
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How does the treat bags work for the cupcakes.
Is it messy to get them in and out?

Thanks for the ideas.

Zmama Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:41am
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Get some non-zip baggies from wally-world. 150 for about $2, and tie with curling ribbon. Not sure about whole cakes.

kaychristensen Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:42am
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They weren't to bad getting them in. I let the BC crust alittle before putting them in. I also cut alittle off the top of the bag so they weren't to tall. I got the bags that were pleated on the bottom so they opened up pretty good. I don't know about removal I put twist ties on the bags.

tyty Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 1:50am
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I don't know where you live but in my area we have a GFS (Gordon Food Supply) warehouse. They sell the small plastic containers (for slices) pretty cheap, but you have to buy a package of 100. The containers are see through. They also sell styrofoam containers. I bought the 1/2 size food containers for my cake balls. I wanted to sell them for $10 per doz and I could not afford to pay 60cents to 1.00 ea. GFS had the 1/2 size containers for $11.79 for 100.

If you don't live near a GFS, try Sam's or Costco.

yankeegal Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 2:11am
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This is how I package my cookies individually-I just use card stock, the width of the bag I am using and stamp it. You could use a business label on it as well. For brownies and other baked good that don't "smudge"-I use the take-out containers with coordinating cellophane. For cupcakes, I cut rounds out of heavy card stock a little bigger than the cupcake and then wrap in cellophane tied with ribbon. This helps with not ruining the icing detail.
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whimsette Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 6:06pm

One of the best places for great packaging inspiration is the Nice Package pool at flickr. http://www.flickr.com/groups/nice_package/pool/

My best advice about baked goods is to package in clear packaging (box, bag, whatever works best for you) and attach a pretty label or tag to the packaging.

katleg Posted 19 Nov 2006 , 6:12pm

I would look on marthastewart.com ...she always has great packaging ideas!
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