Cookies4kids Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 4:46pm
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Now that we have all these terrific recipes and tips, let's share some creative ways to package these things. There is a girl on Flickr that uses clear souffle cups with domed covers to display single cupcakes. They are so cute done up that way, but I can only find a 3" tall one and that would be ok for flatter cupcakes but not for the domed ones with lots of flowers and decorations. Maybe some of you would have a source for these as they are really cute.
Another thing I found was clear or soft colored chinese rice takeout boxes. Some have a wire handle and some have a flatter rounded plastic handle. You can tie a cute ribbon around them and it's a nice way to sell individual cupcakes.
I found a clear box with a flat cover at a local deli that you can put 2 cupcakes side by side in. I put a pretty piece of tissue or a small paper doiley in the bottom before adding the cupcakes.

Hope we get as many ideas for packaging as we did for the cupcakes.
I just tried a Margarita cupcake that was terrific.
Lily

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fiddlesticks Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 9:13pm
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lilybird..Another great thread idea !colored chinese rice takeout boxes.. They have these at my Michaels and they are a great idea I have used them for several things ! And yes a lot of the problem is the tall pretty tops on the cuppys! Thanks lilybird,, I will be so glad when you can post your Pictures !

gabbycakes Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:15pm
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I have used the clear, squatty solo cups--a cupcake fits just perfectly in one, then turn one upside down for the top. For some taller, jumbo cupcakes I made, we used clear plastic drinking glasses upside down on top. Tape in 2 or 3 places, or maybe use some of the little clear circle label sticker thingies. I have looked and looked for better packaging and haven't found anything I like.

fiddlesticks Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:56pm
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Yes clear solo cups are also good !

kimsmom Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:13am
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Try plastic container city for your plastic cups with the domes. They seem to have several sizes, along with some other neat packaging items.
It's www.plasticcontainercity.com

tilly41 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:31am
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I have not tried these yet, but there are some different packaging options here: http://www.papermart.com/index/index_retail_box_plastic.htm

I got the idea from this picture here on CC: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1130393

They could be "dressed up" any way you'd like!

cupcakemkr Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 1:51pm
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I think that a clear solo brand sundae cup with clear domed lid would work great for singles. I want to try a 4 in deep shirt box style box for larger orders (the lid is 1in deep) with the cardboard cupcake holder insert, tied with a ribbon.

tx_cupcake Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 2:11pm
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I love the clear acetate boxes sold here:
http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/Scripts/prodlist.asp?idCategory=33
And the boxes with handles:
http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/Scripts/prodlist.asp?idCategory=17

With the clear boxes, I like to fill the bottom with either colored shredded paper or small candy (like M&Ms), then set a cupcake in the middle. They are so cute tied with a pretty ribbon!

nattyk Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 3:07pm
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My question would be the added cost to each cupcake. Does anyone see this as a problem in their area?

kimsmom Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 4:42pm

I would also like to know how difficult it is putting the cupcakes in and taking them out of some of these containers. They do look nice though.

tx_cupcake Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 6:04pm

nattyk, I don't really find the extra cost to be a problem. Most of the people I've encountered who want elaborately decorated and packaged cupcakes are willing to pay for them.

kimsmom, I've never had a problem getting the cupcakes in and out of the boxes I use. Now whether or not my customers do...

Shelley07 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 6:25pm

I'm a newbie...came across you all via a google search for my daughter's birthday and just wanted to say that you are all so talented! Thanks so much for the links to great resources I was seeking for packaging my cupcake favors. I personally like how one of them, www.thinkgarnish.com, doesn't require a minimum order so I don't have to store tons of containers in my garage (much to my husband's dismay!). You are all a talented bunch and thanks for sharing your pictures...my inspiration! Have a question and not sure if it belongs here but does anyone know how to add fruit purees to a cupcake batter? What ingredient, if any, should I remove if wanting to replace with the puree?

foxymomma521 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 6:39pm
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Originally Posted by Shelley07

I'm a newbie...came across you all via a google search for my daughter's birthday and just wanted to say that you are all so talented! Thanks so much for the links to great resources I was seeking for packaging my cupcake favors. I personally like how one of them, www.thinkgarnish.com, doesn't require a minimum order so I don't have to store tons of containers in my garage (much to my husband's dismay!). You are all a talented bunch and thanks for sharing your pictures...my inspiration! Have a question and not sure if it belongs here but does anyone know how to add fruit purees to a cupcake batter? What ingredient, if any, should I remove if wanting to replace with the puree?



You will get more answers if you start another thread... what kind of fruit are you adding? I would replace part of the water/milk with the fruit puree... Unless you want a marbled look... then I would mix as usual, and reserve a small amount of batter to mix the puree with. Next just drizzle over top of your cake batter and run a knife through... Sorry if I didn't answer your questions... if not start a new thread thumbs_up.gif

Jasmine33 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 7:00pm

I buy these plastic containers from Smart N Final. They have 11 oz or 20 oz. They cost .085 cents each

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BCo Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 7:13pm

that www.thinkgarnish.com is a pretty neat site! I love how they give you all the ideas and what they did to put it all together! Very clever!

mcdonald Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 7:39pm

what a cool website!! Thanks for sharing!!

thedessertdiva Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 7:50pm

The snow cone cups are a GREAT way yo do the single serve cuppie thing at say a festival or a fair or farmers market. Hmmm... ;>]

farmom3 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 7:56pm

Thanks fro sharing this graet Idea thumbs_up.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 11:33am

What about sundae cups? http://www.webstaurantstore.com/fourth1026/products/sundae-cups-lids.html

mom42ws Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 11:54am

i've tried a couple of these options but find the cupcakes don't sit well in the boxes. if the box is at all turned or tipped, the cupcake turns and tips too. hmmm. would love to figure out how to make that not happen.

ashley

tx_cupcake Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 12:37pm

mom42ws, are you putting anything else in the box with the cupcake? I've found that filling in the "dead" space with other materials keeps the cupcake more stable.
Just a thought.

mom42ws Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 12:43pm

i've tried tissue paper but that just seems to get in the frosting.

ashley

Meemawfish Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 12:59pm

I haven't tried to package the individual ones yet but have got a box from Walmart in cake deco department that will hold about 6 cupcakes with the see through top that works great. You can't find them all the time though so I try to keep a look out for them. icon_biggrin.gif

Chefperl Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 1:14pm

thinkgarnish.com has great ideas, but i think they are a little overpriced.
i am looking for away to deliver cupcake bouquets. they are so top heavy. I always end up having to ask someone to help me. Last time I delivered them my father in law was holding them and dropped an entire bouquet. i was ready to cry.

cupcakemkr Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 1:55pm

chefperl - have you seen the thread about transporting cc bouquets, it was a couple of months ago.
using a cake box, remove the lid, cut a circle in the lid the dimension of you pot about 3/4 the way up your pot and setting inside the cake box?

HTH

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 2:11pm

Has anyone tried the sundae cups? (like the size of a small sundae from Dairy Queen) I thought they would be the right size (the lid wouldn't squish the icing), and you could tie a ribbon around the base?

rushing Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 1:52am

I've always liked this site:

http://www.brpboxshop.com/bakery_boxes/cupcake_boxes.html

They have cupcake box inserts that hold your cupcakes in place so no shifting will occur. They even have sizes available for mini cupcakes and extra large cupcakes.


Unfortunately, you have to order in cases of a 100. But their prices seem reasonable and they ship everywhere (with free shipping in the U.S. yay!)


HTH =]

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