Shipping Figures

Decorating By iheartcakegf Updated 27 Aug 2009 , 12:47am by iheartcakegf

iheartcakegf Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 7:28pm
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i recently did a baby shower cake with a topper that was a big hit with the guests. later, one guest asked if i could ship cakes, she had a friend who saw a pic of the topper and wants one like it. i've got time to think about it and plan, but am seeking advice on packaging and shipping a mmf/gumpaste figure. can anyone help?
(boy, i was kinda round-a-bout getting to my point, sorry about that.)
thanks in advance, charli

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sadsmile Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 7:39pm
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I haven't actually shipped anything. But I did pack and carry a cake and opened the box 2 days later. Vival paper towels, bubble wrap and styro peanuts are great. Things need to breath to avoid moisture build up. Things need to be packed in such a way that they are not squished or have things resting on eachother in the slightest way. Presure and the duration of time and the temperature changes that will take place will warp things.

iheartcakegf Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:47am
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thanks so much for the advice! i hadn't thought about the moisture issue or temp changes. if this works out i'd be shipping from montana to the south- so changes are probable. icon_biggrin.gif

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