I have a friend in Chicago who asked me if I could ship a cake to her (I live near the Twin Cities in Minnesota). I did a little research, but I haven't come up with anything very helpful. Has anyone done this before? How does it work? Can I just put the cake in a box and send it on its way?
I wish I could offer you some assistance, but I havent heard a way to do this successfully.
Sorry - wishing you luck!!
I just put a cake in the mail for my SIL. I of course used fondant to cover. I wrapped each tier in saran wrap. put each wrapped tier in the closest fitting cake box. put packing p nuts in the box. taped that box closed. put that box in a shipping boxed cushioned with tissue paper and more packing p nuts. I also wrapped the accessory pieces in press n seal paper. It should arrive Friday and she'll have to do some assembly....... I know it wont be perfect but it was worth a try... HTH
Please let us know how it arrives, because I have been wondering myself!
How much did shipping cost on that? Do the USPS flat rate boxes work for shipping food?
Ive shipped several using Continental Airlines Cargo.....all arrived in perfect shape! The cost depends on the size and weight of the cake....
I just replied to this same question in another thread: