dmenifee Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 7:48pm
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I have the following questions:

Can a styrofoam cooler be used to store cupcakes?

Ice bag from store or Ice pack?

Please help, the weather out here 80+, need to help preserve cupcakes during the flea market.

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MimiFix Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 12:21am
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Coolers are an excellent way to keep your products chilled. I like ice packs because they only sweat, as opposed to bags of ice that create standing water.

scp1127 Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 2:10am
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I have only done it with an Igloo cooler and the fake ice packs. The more insulation, the longer it can stay cool, so the styro will not last as long.

I brought cupcakes to my family reunion last year and the Igloo coolers lasted from 8 am to into the night. I still had to set them out for about 15 minutes to taste good. It was about 100 degrees. I did put the coolers under the table to keep the sun off.

You should be fine at 80 degrees for at least 6 hours. You could have the cupcakes cool to start by popping them in the refrigerator for about an hour.

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