Plz Help Me Decide

Baking By shell62995 Updated 1 May 2009 , 8:00pm by cylstrial

shell62995 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 4:46pm
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I need to come up w/ a nice way to package cupcakes for a great american bake sale. I dont want to spend lots but the container need to be see tru to show off all my work and to make ppl want to buy them. I thought of going to Sams and buy clear cups and lids. Then i saw these in another post.
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&ShopId=38&CatId=629&SubCatId=1743&productId=634838
.41 a peice doesnt seem that bad. Is it?
Should i buy jumbo so i can make sure there is plenty of room for swirls and flowers on top?
thanks!

10 replies
pouchet82 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 4:56pm
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41 cents each sound like a lot. What about those little plastic sundae cups like they have at DQ?

scoutmamma Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 4:57pm
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i find really good prices at this place...

http://www.plasticcontainercity.com/Bakery-Packaging.htm

HTH!

goldenegg Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 5:17pm
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oooooh i think i can get some use out of that link too, thanks scoutmamma icon_biggrin.gif

kimsmom Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:48pm
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I use a clear 9oz. cup and domed lid to send home individual cupcakes with my grandkids. No mess in the car. I buy mine from Smart&Final, but they have similar ones at plastic container city for 28 cents each. As you can see you can add quite a bit of icing or decoration.
LL

EyeCandy Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 7:50pm
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I think .71 cents a container is a bit steep too considering they are just going to get tossed right out. You're better off with something cheaper and use that extra money for cupcake supplies, decorations, ingredients, etc.

I love the containers posted above me, I may look into getting some of those! Thanks for sharing the picture and store.

shell62995 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 2:08pm
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thanks everyone! I was thinking I would need one w/ a flat lid and put the cupcake on the lid and the cup over the cupcake. That way it would be easier to get the cuppie out. I remember awhile back when there was a thread about packaging cupcakes...............

punkinpie Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 7:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shell62995

thanks everyone! I was thinking I would need one w/ a flat lid and put the cupcake on the lid and the cup over the cupcake. That way it would be easier to get the cuppie out. I remember awhile back when there was a thread about packaging cupcakes...............




I just bought a cupcake at a bakery for the first time today. It came in a clear plastic sundae type cup with the a store sticker on the lid. Very cute, but...when I got home it was impossible to get it out with out getting icing all over my fingers. I had to tip the cup sideways and sorta shake the cupcake out.

SliceTheCake Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:17am
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There is a store here that uses nice big plastic containers/cups (think the kind you can buy pre-cut fruit in for example) with solid lids, and you put the bottom of the cupcake on the lid and invert the cup over it so the cup turns into the lid and the lid is the base.

l_m_mena Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 5:25am
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I have used these containers, which are great because you bake in them and then just decorate the top and put the lid on. The one drawback is that you need to hand out a spoon to eat them.

I am not sure where to find them in the US, but in Puerto Rico we can find them at most cake supplies stores.
LL

cylstrial Posted 1 May 2009 , 8:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SliceTheCake

There is a store here that uses nice big plastic containers/cups (think the kind you can buy pre-cut fruit in for example) with solid lids, and you put the bottom of the cupcake on the lid and invert the cup over it so the cup turns into the lid and the lid is the base.




That's a really good idea! Then you don't have to worry about how you're going to get the cupcake out in one piece!

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