Shipping Cupcakes?

Decorating By cupcakemamma79 Updated 2 Jan 2015 , 11:11am by -K8memphis

cupcakemamma79 Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 2:56pm
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I just started my own online bakery and was wondering what the best way to go about shipping frosted cupcakes by the dozen?

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AZCouture Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 7:48pm
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ANot sure, but isn't the most important thing to have nailed down to a fine science before launching? I don't get it.

-K8memphis Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 8:54pm
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there might not be a best way to do this -- cupcakes are kind of like bar b q sandwiches --- short shelf life -- if it's any type of buttercream icing it needs to be frozen in transit or you'll end up with a wilted mess --


for example coffee cake is easily mail-able as is cheesecake becasue they freeze and defrost well - but frosted cupcakes -- maybe... idk i wouldn't ship frosted cupcakes myself

-K8memphis Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 8:56pm
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you could ship them frozen with the icing frozen also to be applied after they arrive but methinks the cupcake craze is dying down

shanter Posted 2 Jan 2015 , 12:27am
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I'm trying to understand why someone would order cupcakes online and getting them frozen and having to pay for shipping when they could just buy cupcakes locally......

MimiFix Posted 2 Jan 2015 , 12:41am
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Yeah, that's the important thing. Who would buy your cupcakes?

leah_s Posted 2 Jan 2015 , 4:26am
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ACan you even ship across state lines without an FDA license? But maybe you have that. That kitchen inspection is no joke.

Norasmom Posted 2 Jan 2015 , 5:45am
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Seems like it might be cost-prohibitive unless you are a big-box distributor.  I was thinking dry ice maybe?  

-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2015 , 11:11am
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Afedex and i'm sure ups does too have a kit for shipping things frozen -- if you've ever received anything like this frozen you know the packaging costs way more than the product unless you're getting meats or something -- maybe someplace like uline sells the packaging too

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