How Do I Ship Royal Icing Decorations?

Decorating By jr33176 Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 2:14pm by playingwithsugar

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jr33176 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:50pm
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How would I ship royal icing decorations so they don't break?

I have a good friend who lives in another state and is begging me to make her some RI characters (Diego & related characters), and I would love to do them -- but how can I ship them without having them break?!

Thanks for your ideas!!!

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BlakesCakes Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 8:20pm
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I'd make certain that they're completely dry and then wrap them in some toilet paper. I'd then unroll lots of TP into a small box into which they'd fit comfortably. I'd put more TP on top of them once they're nested in the box, seal the box, and then pack that box inside a larger box that has packing peanuts in it. The peanuts would need to cover the entire box.

I'd mail it next day delivery by the USPS in order to limit handling.

I've mailed cookies this way and it worked perfectly.

HTH
Rae

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ailika Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 8:54pm
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How about wrapping them in that bubble wrap, it might work?

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MrsMabe Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 10:11pm
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Because I'm the paranoid type, I would definitely make some spares in case they don't all survive.

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pattycakesnj Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 10:22pm
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wrap them as you would a piece of china, because they are fragile. I would use bubble wrap around each one individually (i do that with shipping cookies and never a problem) good luck

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playingwithsugar Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by MrsMabe

Because I'm the paranoid type, I would definitely make some spares in case they don't all survive.




That's one of the first things I was taught when I learned color flow and gumpaste - make extras.

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