Can a cake be mailed and if so How would I do it?
I mailed one to my brother in Korea just for fun. It didn't make it very well. I took a pic of it before I sent it, knowing ut would be destroyed. My brother loved every crumb! So, if you find out, I'd love to know too. I live in AK, USA and my family lives in the lower 48!
lots of posts on this already, there is one person that does send decorated cakes with success, but most people dont. one post is from a ex postal worker (i think) and they explain how packages are handled - it puts the odds against survival!
the best way is to pay for a door to door courier service - very expensive!
u could try, i think the person who coes it, puts the cake, with padding of some kind in one box. then gets a second box, lines the bottom with more padding (like foam peanuts?), puts in the first box, and surrounds it with more padding.
I just FedExed a cake last week and it arrived in the same condition as when it left.
The cake was covered in fondant. I would not recommend mailing a buttercream covered cake.
I wrapped the cake in saran wrap several times around the side and several times from top to bottom. I then found a box that was just barely bigger than the cake. I placed the cake in the box and stuffed bubble wrap and other packing paper inside the box to make it tight.
I closed the box and shook it to make sure the cake did not move. I then taped the box closed and off to FedEx.
Overnighting the cake is recommended but is EXTREMELY expensive. My cake weighed a little over 7 pounds and it was going to cost over $100 to overnight it. So, it went 2 day and cut the price down to $40.
I do mine exactlly the same way as kinicto and have mailed 3 so far all with success. I've also mailed cookies and cupcakes as well with no problems. The biggest trick is to shake the box and make sure it does NOT move around inside of the box...the movement is what will KILL your cake!
I've only sent one it was a frozen cheesecake with a choc bow (not fondant or gumpaste0 pure choc. We packed dry ice in the bottom of the box lined the box with newspaper to help insulate it inserted the cheese cake with the bow on top, wrapped in plastec bag. To stablize the choc bow I squeezed large marshmellows in between the loops, then filled the empty spaces in the bag with minitures. The cake and bow made it safely to S. Carolina from Al. by reg mail. Boy was I shocked!!
I was curious about this as well. My office occasionally sends a care package to one of the brigades over in Iraq, and I was considering making a cake to send with it.