Cupcake Shipping Ideas

Baking By shugabelle Updated 16 Jan 2011 , 5:40pm by shugabelle

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shugabelle Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:25am
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I'm looking into starting a mail order cupcake shipping business and need some ideas on shipping containers that are cost effective but unique-like the "cupcakes in a jar concept". Any Ideas??!!

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cylstrial Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 7:58pm
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I never ship cupcakes because I'm terrified that they will get squished or that the frosting will get ruined. I would say you're going to have to spend some money to be able do that, which in turn will have to get passed off to your customer.

Good luck coming up with a solution. I think it's a great idea!

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pinkpiggie78 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 8:29pm
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I ordered Georgetown cupcakes once, and I can tell you how they package them. First they put all the cupcakes in a clamshell container. Then they put a lollipop stick that is the height of each cavity in each cupcake. They put this in the insulated bubble wrap with a freezer pack and then put all of that in a heavy duty cardboard box.

I believe shipping was $29.00 for overnight with all that packaging.

HTH

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ponderiffic Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 8:37pm
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I binged cupcake in a jar to find some more info on shipping and ran across this bakery who is shipping

http://yummycupcakes.com/Treats_Gifts.htm

HTH

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shugabelle Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 4:04am
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Thank guys these ideas helped alot. Basically I need to rethink my plan!

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scp1127 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 4:41am
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You can do what I do. I put the uniced cupcakes on cardboard and put them through the food saver process, but stop before they start to smash. Then put the icing in a pastry bag and seal. Mark the bag where to cut so that they can ice their own cupcakes. Put instructions on how to swirl in the box.

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zespri Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 5:20am
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that sounds very clever!

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Originally Posted by pinkpiggie78

I ordered Georgetown cupcakes once, and I can tell you how they package them. First they put all the cupcakes in a clamshell container. Then they put a lollipop stick that is the height of each cavity in each cupcake. They put this in the insulated bubble wrap with a freezer pack and then put all of that in a heavy duty cardboard box.

I believe shipping was $29.00 for overnight with all that packaging.

HTH


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sugarandstuff Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 5:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ponderiffic

I binged cupcake in a jar to find some more info on shipping and ran across this bakery who is shipping

http://yummycupcakes.com/Treats_Gifts.htm

HTH




what the what?? Cupcakes on a stick? They look awesome icon_eek.gif

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shugabelle Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 5:40pm
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so would it be better to freeze the cupcakes and then ship them priority(2-3 days)? or bake fresh and charge $29 (WOW!) for overnight shipping?

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