Please Help...shipping!!

Decorating By Charmed Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm by Charmed

Charmed Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 1:43am
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I made a cake for my friend (it is her birthday) but I don't know how to ship it ?!!! It is just a simple one tier round cake covered in MMF.
I never shipped any cakes to another state and I need help in how to ship this cake.
thanks in advance for your help thumbs_up.gif

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botevinka Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 7:42am
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I am afraid there is no way to ship a cake ...at least, few months ago, I wasn't able to find anyone who would do that ouch.gif

Charmed Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 4:14pm
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anyone else pleaaase???

botevinka Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 4:45pm
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milissasmom Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 5:05pm
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Originally Posted by botevinka

I am afraid there is no way to ship a cake ...at least, few months ago, I wasn't able to find anyone who would do that ouch.gif




I don't understand what you mean?? I have done it several times. I made sure it was a more dense decorated cake, wrapped it in saran wrap (tightly) and froze. When I was ready to take it to UPS, I put it in a box surrounded by crushed news paper so it's tightly packed with minimal wiggle room, stuffed it with packing p-nuts and shipped it off. They arrived in near perfect condition via UPS OVERNIGHT with the EARLY before 12noon delivery. Maybe you mean you coudn't find anyone to pack it up for you? I have done this for years from Cali to Chicago without fail. Good luck OP.

botevinka Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 1:12am
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I mean that I checked the policies of several companies, and they all stated they don't accept perishble food, so i just send the figures icon_wink.gif .

GI Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 2:03am
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I have shipped cakes to my family. It works. Bake a solid-dense type cake, ice in BC, cover in MMF, MFF, or RBC, pack carefully. Place whole box in fridge overnight to set. Ship direct from the USPS overnight delivery. Don't forget to pack something to cover the "hole" your dowel will make, too. icon_wink.gif

I swear we need to make a Shipping Your Cake sticky in the How To forum icon_lol.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-622661-shipping.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-616274-shipping.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-614826-shipping.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-611371-shipping.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-609358-shipping.html

milissasmom Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 7:30am
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Originally Posted by botevinka

I mean that I checked the policies of several companies, and they all stated they don't accept perishble food, so i just send the figures icon_wink.gif .




thumbs_up.gif Hhhmm...ok. I wonder why I have never had that issue?? The lady at the Post Office was the first person who told me how to pack and ship a cake a few years ago! I guess I have been extremely luck!! icon_smile.gif

Charmed Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm
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thank you all thumbs_up.gif

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