Transporting Cupcakes

Baking By lchris Updated 30 May 2009 , 7:33pm by mbt4955

lchris Posted 19 May 2009 , 11:47am
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I am making my first cupcake tower for a baby shower.

What is the best method to transport the cupcakes to the site? I know to use a cupcake box, but was wondering if there were other options.

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bemshelt Posted 19 May 2009 , 11:55am
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I think it depends on how many you're having to take and if they're decorated prior to set up. When I'm just taking cupcakes to serve I put them in a cupcake carrier. This is like a covered box with a handle and it carries two dozen CC. When I worked at the bakery they had a cupcake store. We transported literally hundreds of cupcakes per day. We just decorated them on a sheet pan. We made sure the cupcakes we close enough to touch frosted edges. They hardly ever fell over. If you're having to transport a lot of cupcakes I would try that for sure.

lchris Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:00pm
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Yes, they'll be decorated so I can set them up at the shower. and I'll be doing 36.
I thought about putting them on a sheet pan for the ride over, but was afraid they'd touch and mess up the icing, or fall over.

Rebecca78 Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:16pm
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When I transport CC's I squirt just a little bit of frosting on the bottom of the CC then lightly press it down on the surface of the carrier I am using...It works really well for me because it "cements"it down..and can take a bit of jostling. HTH!!

susanscakecreations Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:27pm
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Hi! Check out this blog that I read this morning; it's about a cupcake carrier that looks awesome! AND it holds 36 cuppies!!!

http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/the-cupcake-courier

BaBa Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:36pm
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i use plastic cupcake inserts. 2 will fit in a 19x20 cake and holds 24 cupcakes. they sell for $1.19 at my cake supply store. makes them very easy to transport and are reuseable.

Bluehue Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:43pm
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http://www.thecupcakecourier.com.au/faqs/

This link answers a few questions about the cupcake courier.

I bought mine about 12 months ago - and would be lost without them-
Not only are they safe for traveling but keep the cuppies so fresh.
And the plastic absorbs bo smells from wither the BC or Fondants/Icings.

And if you don't want to use it for cuppies - then you can just take the 3 tiers out and use the base
Base measures 14 inches x 11 inches.
The height of the lid is roughly 8 inches - so you can get a good size cake -or cuppies with high decorations in it.

Hope this helps.
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MikeRowesHunny Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:50pm
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Cupcake couriers are great, really deep cups and high spaces between the tiers. I believe you can find them on Amazon too.

wakeandbake Posted 19 May 2009 , 1:07pm
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if you don't have time to order one of those awesome cupcake holders, then you can just pack them up in a 10x14 (or larger) cake box with a little bc on the bottom of each cupcake to hold them down.

pianocat Posted 19 May 2009 , 1:22pm
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I have the cupcake courier that has been mentioned-a gift from someone in the family! It is great, and I have used it for other things as well (like small sheet cakes). Highly recommend it. The person that bought it for me got it at Bloomingdales, but I have seen them in other places.

DecoratorsDelight Posted 19 May 2009 , 1:26pm
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I just use a basic cake box. A 1/2 sheet box will hold 24 cuppies. Put some of the no slip contact paper, like you'd use on your cupboard shelves, down and they won't move an inch!

Bluehue Posted 19 May 2009 , 1:26pm
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http://www.germes-online.com/catalog/26/37/857/page5/212811/anti_slip_mats.html

Can you buy a piece or a few of the Non Slip Mats - like the ones shown in the above link.
They work brillante.
I place them under my boxes - or cupcake courier and nothing moves.
I have a large piece that i place under my Rolling sheet - stops that from moving when rolling out fondant/reagalice also.

Bluehue.
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lchris Posted 19 May 2009 , 5:57pm
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Thanks everyone for all your help.

I have some ideas now how to go about getting them to the site.

Why do I worry about the simple things like that? Not how to bake, decorate, etc. But how to get them there in one piece!! icon_razz.gif

cylstrial Posted 24 May 2009 , 8:45pm
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Those links are amazing! But one is from the UK and the other is from Australia...and of course, I'm in the US. Maybe one day we'll get them over here. =o) I'll look for them! They look awesome!!

And don't get me wrong, we do have some cupcake carrier type of things. I've just never seen one that looks that GOOD before. I have a few, but I'd buy that one in a heart beat!

mbt4955 Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

Those links are amazing! But one is from the UK and the other is from Australia...and of course, I'm in the US. Maybe one day we'll get them over here. =o) I'll look for them! They look awesome!!

And don't get me wrong, we do have some cupcake carrier type of things. I've just never seen one that looks that GOOD before. I have a few, but I'd buy that one in a heart beat!




cylstrial, if you are talking about the Cupcake Courier, they are available from several different vendors in the US, including Amazon. I saw them on a blog and googled "cupcake courier" - lots of options. They are pretty big, but that was the only negative thing I read about them. I'm trying to convince myself that I need something else to store. icon_smile.gif

MJoycake Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:47am
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I got a cupcake courier off of amazon...LOVE IT...it's awesome. The deep cups and tall spaces between the layers make it perfect. I just saw them the other day at Bed Bath & Beyond too.

mbt4955 Posted 25 May 2009 , 12:52am
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Mjoycake, did you see them at an actual Bed Bath & Beyond or online? I've wondered if they have them in the stores since they almost always have 20% off coupons. That would be something I probably couldn't pass up.

MJoycake Posted 25 May 2009 , 1:02am
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They were in-store....I was really surprised to see them there! They usually only have the Wilton brand carriers, but there they were! Yeah - bring your 20% coupon...that'll make it well worth it!

mbt4955 Posted 25 May 2009 , 1:24am
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Originally Posted by MJoycake

They were in-store....I was really surprised to see them there! They usually only have the Wilton brand carriers, but there they were! Yeah - bring your 20% coupon...that'll make it well worth it!




Thanks. I'll dig up a coupon and look for one tomorrow. icon_smile.gif

sweetsbyjen Posted 26 May 2009 , 1:31pm
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I have actually seen cupcakes placed in a 10x 14 box or even a gift box (shirt size) from Macys or Khols or some department store (I cover the inside with foil though)and then mini marshmallows spread around as barriers so they don't slide into one another. I thought that was an easy and edible way to package them. HTH

mbt4955 Posted 26 May 2009 , 4:48pm
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Mini marshmallows - what a fun packing material. That would be something to think about when sending packages to our troops. Popped popcorn works well, but the marshmallows might work even better. Would they melt if they got too hot????

sweetsbyjen Posted 26 May 2009 , 5:05pm
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I honeslty just saw it a few days ago online, I haven't tried it yet, will be doing it this weekend. I am going to dust them with some Cornstarch first to keep them from sticking.

I'll let you know how it goes, this weekend should be around 85 degrees here is Philadelphia.

sweetsbyjen Posted 30 May 2009 , 6:31pm
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Ok here is the cupcakes packaged with marshmallows, it works great and they didn't move. I'm definitly doing this from now on.
LL

mbt4955 Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:33pm
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Very cool - I'll try it too. Thanks!! thumbs_up.gif

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