Does anyone know what would be the best way to transport a cupcake arrangement? & by that, I don't mean putting it in a box cardboard box. I did 3 cupcake flower arrangements last year for Mother's Day. I didn't know how to take them in the car, so I had 1 and my kids had 1 each in their hands. What is the best way to have them as "take-out" style without the person having to drive their car with one hand?
well, I know you don't wanna hear put them in a box, but that's exactlly what I did with mine and they arrived in perfect condition. I put them in a box with a "ring" of crunched up aluminum foil around the bottom of the pot holding it securely in place and then I used kraft paper to stuff around the sides of the pot so that it couldn't tip over on it's side and it was very stable and the customer picked it up from here, drove it to work, and then home, and then later to the party and it arrived in the exact same condition!
Thanks for the idea of putting paper around the box. What about a nicer finish? I suppose celophane paper wouldn't work, would it? You know, the see through wrapping that florists use to wrap a bouquet of flowers or a gift basket. I'm trying to think of a way to make sure that the celophane doesn't touch the icing... hhmmm
What about an upside down cardboard box with a hole in the now top? You could cut the hole so the arrangement is setting just above the box, basically hovering. Does this make sense?
an upside down box inside of another box would work sarahpierce is right. Then you wouldn't have any paper or anything showing around it. Most containers that I use (flower pots or pails) are slanted as they go down, so you could easily put one into a hole and just have 2/3 of the container inside the hole and the top third sticking out, that way you can grab hold of the container very easily to pull it out. You might also consider sticking some pebbles in the bottom of the container if it's a thin pail or something, sometimes the bouquets can get a little top heavy with all the cupcakes on them.
2 extra heads think better than 1... thanks a bunch!