Has anyone had any experience in shipping a cake?
A few years ago, I ordered a cake from a place in NYC. It came same day shipping (as we were only a few hours away) and it was delivered in a Foam box that had a circle cut out where the cake fit nicely. The cake was frozen, and then placed in a clear plastic wrap and sealed, then put in the Foam box with dry ice. It arrived still frozen solid.
I would like to accomplish the same effect, but not sure exactly how . .
1. I began searching for Foam shipping boxes that would fit a cake, and found that Uline.com has them . . but they are super expensive. there is no way I can charge $40 for a cake, plus $35 for the box, plus $20 shipping overnight lol.
How do they do this and keep the cost reasonable? Certainly customers that order a cake shipped understand there will be higher shipping costs . . but how do you keep it reasonable???
Does anyone ship cakes??
I don't ship cakes as a business, but i did just ship some cupcakes to a friend. I inquired about dry ice and now it seems to be a prohibited item, at least with the USPS. But i believe it is an airline restriction that is newer (?) so it may also apply to any shipper using air travel. When I got some chocolate shipped from Guittard, they used regular ice packs and air packs.