AHas anyone ever done this successfully? I would like to send a friend some cupcakes for her birthday in October, I live in Missouri, she in California. At first I thought I could not use my buttercream as icing and would need to use fondant but I've read where some people have froze the made cupcakes and shipped them over night? Any ideas or suggestions?
There have been many threads about shipping cupcakes but I don't remember their details. You might try using the search function
AI did try that. I'll read thru more throughly. Thank you.
It will be a pita. Could you send cookies instead?
AHowsweet, I can, I've been bouncing around how I'm going to do this. I found a blog from a year ago after posting this on how Georgetown Cupcakes ships theirs. I would bake and decorate the cupcakes the night before, freeze them, then ship them overnight via FedEx. Also need some super sturdy boxes and an ice pack. Hmmm. She's a very dear friend or I would not even be considering this. My plan WAS to bake her cupcakes when she came back last month but instead I broke my ankle and she took me to my second surgery, while supposed to be on vacation. If anyone deserves this attempt, it's her. She's always telling people how delicious my cupcakes are and I felt bad not being able to help her indulge.
Of course if it's worth the trouble and expense to you, then go for it. Another thought, though not so elegant, but to make sure it doesn't arrive as a mess you could send the icing in a disposable piping bag.
I saw somewhere how you bake them in the small canning jars, decorate the tops and seal them. Ship and go. Since they are baked "in the glass", they "stick", so decorations have a chance to make it.
Just a thought....
Well, good luck - let us know how it goes!
AI saw those as well. I've got a month s I may make some and give them to my fiance to shake around and see how they hold up if frozen.
I will certainly let everyone know how it works. She knows this is my first time shipping cupcakes and it may be a disaster. I'm sending one of those jar mixes as well.
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I don't know if I said... it is actually baked in the jar... not a dry mix "DIY" cupcake.
Im sorry, I mixed up my thoughts. I have seen what you are talking about. I'm going to see what all is involved in making a cupcake in a jar. I meant I am sending one of those jars with all the dry ingredients and instructions as well.