Please Help Shipping A Cake....

Decorating By thebrat68 Updated 6 Nov 2013 , 3:44pm by BahaQueen

thebrat68 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 3:01am
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I have a friend who lives 1 state away and who is turning 50 at the end of this month. I would love to ship her a cake but need some help and ideas on how to do it. 
I think it will be a 6 or 8” cake. I will be making a Chocolate Mud Cake covered in Ganache then fondant (figuring this would be a nice sturdy cake). I am going to hand paint (diluted colors with vodka) and out line in Black royal icing (stained glass effect). No Gumpaste flowers afraid they would get destroyed in shipping. I was going for over night or 2nd day shipping.
At first I was thinking of freezing then wrapping cake in small bubble wrap then cutting down some foam egg crating to go under and around it. But then I started thinking that as it starts to thaw the condensation my smear/smudge my stained glass design. I have not seen my friend in a few years and would love to do this for her. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you
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Carrie789 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 8:22am
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Last month I shipped a hand painted purse and high heeled shoe from Arizona to New Jersey for my friend's birthday. It wasn't necessary to freeze it.  I put it in a hard plastic box, then into a cardboard box. I stuffed all the plastic grocery bags I had between the two boxes (they fit better than bubble wrap). The PO employee said they would put the package in a special cage and hang it up so it would not get slammed or turned upside down. The PO guaranteed delivery within 24 hours. It arrived on time, in pristine condition.  It wasn't cheap, but was the least expensive option I could find. Good luck.
 

bikemom3 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 1:12pm
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AThanks for the great info! My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary and I won't be able to attend. I was wondering if I could send a cake...now I think I'll try to.

thebrat68 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:36pm
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TY so much I will look into that...

BahaQueen Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 3:44pm
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Originally Posted by Carrie789 
 

Last month I shipped a hand painted purse and high heeled shoe from Arizona to New Jersey for my friend's birthday. It wasn't necessary to freeze it.  I put it in a hard plastic box, then into a cardboard box. I stuffed all the plastic grocery bags I had between the two boxes (they fit better than bubble wrap). The PO employee said they would put the package in a special cage and hang it up so it would not get slammed or turned upside down. The PO guaranteed delivery within 24 hours. It arrived on time, in pristine condition.  It wasn't cheap, but was the least expensive option I could find. Good luck.
 

I thank you for sharing this information. I need to ship from Florida to Bahamas...so nervous never did this before. It's a "very" small wedding party (many cannot attend) which is grrrrreat that I can make it small.  Thanks again CArrie789!

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