Keeping Cupcakes In Place!

Baking By officialamysue Updated 28 Feb 2010 , 3:44am by prterrell

officialamysue Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 1:58pm
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What should I use to keep cupcakes place in cake boxes to prevent sliding or falling over??

Feel free to use websites n such so I can take a look around!! I'm tryin to get my business going and ready before middle of march thanks!

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KHalstead Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:08pm
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non skid shelf liner, you can get a roll for $1 at the dollar store. I cut a sheet of it to fit in the bottom of the box and the cupcakes don't move at all! For mini cupcakes I use a large sheet of styrofoam and stick toothpicks in it and pop each lil' cupcake on each toothpick...you can almost flip those completely over and they don't budge!

Kiddiekakes Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:10pm
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You can also buy the cupcake inserts for certain size cake boxes..They will hold anywhere from 1 dozen to 36 cupcakes depending on the size of the flat box.

officialamysue Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:13pm
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Can I do the same thing with toothpicks on styrofoam for jumbo cupcakes since thats all i'm doing for my business?? I think that makes more sense to stick it inicon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:26pm
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Well...I guess you can use toothpicks but if they bounce around it may tear up the cupcakes...plus it doen't really look very professional..JMO icon_smile.gif..I'm not sure they make inserts for the jumbos...

officialamysue Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:30pm
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thank you!! icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:59pm
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I've used the toothpick method for jumbos and it works, however I wouldn't send them away to customers that way......it's only when I'm delivering and setting them up. If you're boxing it up for a customer, then I'd invest in the cutouts or just some non skid mat.

officialamysue Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 3:03pm
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what about frosting them at the bottom would that still fall over? trying to find no cost ideas as well.

KHalstead Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 4:41pm
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if you're doing regular sized or jumbos just use the shelf liner, it really does keep them in place and it's only $1 for a roll that's like 15ft. long or something!

officialamysue Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 6:52pm
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is that those rolls that people would see in their grandma's cupboards haha.

sambugjoebear Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 2:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by officialamysue

is that those rolls that people would see in their grandma's cupboards haha.




Exactly! icon_smile.gif

soph917 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 8:06am
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I use that non slip stuff for everything! I use it for so many different things that I bought the gigantic roll from Costco. I use it for transporting cakes, cupcakes, or anything else I am driving with that I don't want to slip. I use it to open jars, underneath my turntable ( i have a cheapy Wilton turn table), etc. It is definitely something handy to have on hand.

rickrodri Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:08pm
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I found this site that sells cupcake inserts for all sizes including jumbo. They seem reasonably priced, you can get them in quatities for your business and shipping is free.

http://www.brpboxshop.com/cake_boxes.html

robyndmy Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 2:52am
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Just wanted to say thanks for the non-slip tip, the shelf liners worked great! I found little squares (no rolls) and layered them at the bottom of the box, and the cupcakes didn't move at all on a 30 minute drive.

prterrell Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 3:44am
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I use gift boxes like you use when giving clothing for a present to box up mini cuppies. They're just the right height.

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