Cupcake Packaging Question!

Baking By sarahbisher Updated 7 Aug 2008 , 9:12pm by penguinprincess

sarahbisher Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 7:06pm
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I need to buy individual cupcake boxes to use as favors and I had a few questions...What size box should I get so that the cupcake won't need an insert. The picture I have in mind is a clear PVC container with a ribbon on the outside and I don't want to have to use an insert. In order for the cupcake to stay in place, should I go with a 3" x 3" x 3"? Also, can anyone give me a good website to get cheap boxes?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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antonia74 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 12:46am
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Not sure if this is a cheaper idea, but I prefer using the frosted Chinese take-out containers for packaging cupcakes individually. The plastic/velum ones for sure are more "grease-proof" than the paper ones...though usually pricier. I love the frosted ones because they are a little more forgiving if the icing smudges on the side...i.e. not see-though!

Here's a place I just Googled for them, not necessarily the cheapest/best source....

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/ShowType.ww?Class=012


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cookiemookie Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 5:27pm
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mjarvis78 Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 4:24am
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I used 4x4x4 plastic containers for ds class. They came out really cute

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rushing Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 4:31am
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http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/Scripts/prodlist.asp?idCategory=33

This site was posted by a CC member not too long ago and has the boxes similar to mjarvis78's pic above. They also have 3x3x3

HTH

penguinprincess Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 4:32am
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mjarvis-- where did you get the containers? I love how it showcases your darling cupcake?

mjarvis78 Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 4:34am
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I also wanted to say that at work we use 9 oz clear plastic cups with a lid to package individual cupcakes. That would look cute, also.

faeanne Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:39pm
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What good ideas for individual cupcakes! I really like the take-out box & plastic cup idea. Does anyone know where to get cups with lids (without ordering in bulk)?

mjarvis78 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:47pm
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Do they have GFS where you are? I went over to mine last night, and they have the lids and cups there. I would think Smart and Final or Sams/Costco would also carry them.

faeanne Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:58pm
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I have one about an hour away from me- I live in a small town. My next trip that way (which with gas prices won't be a while) I'll have to check. Thanks for the tip!

mayamia Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 7:27pm
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I order mine from prpaper.com it is the white kraft ones people love the presentation I do put the insert but they do have a good price usually for favor we add a ribbon with the colors of the party and they just look adorable.

penguinprincess Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by mjarvis78

Do they have GFS where you are? I went over to mine last night, and they have the lids and cups there. I would think Smart and Final or Sams/Costco would also carry them.




We go not have a GFS-- But we have a Costco less than a few miles away! I will have to see if they have them! Thank you!

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