Shipping Cupcakes

Baking By tink986201 Updated 25 Jun 2012 , 8:47pm by tink986201

tink986201 Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 4:46pm
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I want to send cupcakes to my cousin whom is serving overseas, and I was wondering how do you go about shipping them? Has anybody done it before? I know no frosting because its just going to get ruined during shipping plus its really hot where he is, but is there anything else that I shouldn't do?



Ash

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Pearl645 Posted 21 Jun 2012 , 5:57pm
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I read a blog post just yesterday from Beyond Buttercream on how Georgetown Cupcakes packages their cupcakes for shipping. She goes into detail with photos as well. See if anything here looks like what you can do. http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/review-georgetown-cupcakes-packaging-and-other-stuff/

scp1127 Posted 22 Jun 2012 , 9:05am
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Cupcakes in mason jars are an option. You can keep the frosting, but use non-perishable.

Another way, ship the cupcakes un-iced. Put the frosting in a zip-lock bag with a big Sharpie line where to cut the corner. Add a little instruction tag and even a soldier can frost a cupcake.

jgifford Posted 22 Jun 2012 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by scp1127

Cupcakes in mason jars are an option. You can keep the frosting, but use non-perishable.

Another way, ship the cupcakes un-iced. Put the frosting in a zip-lock bag with a big Sharpie line where to cut the corner. Add a little instruction tag and even a soldier can frost a cupcake.




I wouldn't ship glass overseas. I don't know that it isn't allowed, it just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. When I sent cookies to my nephew in Afghanistan, I packed them in pringles cans. They stacked great and the tubes protected them. I sent 6 dozen cookies and not one of them arrived broken. Cupcakes should fit in them very well, too, so that might be an option.

scp1127 Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 11:03am
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I got my information about the glass jars from research both from the soldiers and from those who regularly send. It seems to be the best way to send and the best way the soldiers prefer.

You can google this and get a tons of information and how-to's. One was actually written by interviewing soldiers about the best ways they prefer to get baked goods to the in one piece and fresh.

Of course, Food Savers do a great job, but they are limited as to what can be used.

socosweets Posted 25 Jun 2012 , 7:16pm
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the cupcakes in a jar (mason jars) can be shipped overseas. I have made a few orders for wives to send to their husbands. The only thing I would say is not to ship your buttercream. It takes up to a month, sometimes longer, to reach Afghanistan and the heat and temperature change added to that time. I just bake my cupcake flavors in the jar,following the directions you can find online, and the wife just bought store bought frosting to send over. Not the same as fresh buttercream but they will definatly enjoy it! Also keep the mason jar box it makes for easy shipping for the jars

tink986201 Posted 25 Jun 2012 , 8:47pm
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Thank you everybody for answering!!!

Ash

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