I give my brides a coupon for a free 6in cake for their anniversary. One just called me to request hers and her anniversary is Sept 15. I am soooo booked but told her I thought I could do it on time.
I get an email back saying that they live in Chicago and can I ship it? They pay for shipping.
Is she nuts? She wants white cake with buttercream icing. Shipping that thing properly will cost waaaaay more than I'd charge to make that daggone thing!
Anybody have any advice on the best shipping method, or failing that, what I should tell her?
I would tell her shipping is not possible and perhaps offer 'wedding' cookies, Hearts or wedding cake cookies. Iced in white with a simple decoration should do the trick- if you wanted to replace the cake.
It isn't your problems that she moved.
Let them know shipping costs. Who knows, maybe they're willing to pay it?
I shipped one on Greyhound recently. It made it there fine. Minimum charge is like $12. It got there the same day - they had to pick it up from the bus station. Make sure to tell them what's in the box and label the box well if you do this.
I shipped a cake to Oklahoma once. I overnighted it and it cost a small fortune and I had it on dry ice. It made it there kinda OK
I've heard people shipping fondant cakes with better luck...you might search on here a bit for the posts.
Fun trivia: I'm shipping baked and frozen cake layers to my cousin next week, shipping about half my kitchen in another box, and then I'm flying down, renting a car, stopping at a grocery for butter, eggs, and sugar, and going to do the cake on site that weekend at a hostel. Who KNOWs hows that will go! Wish me luck..