Originally Posted by scp1127
If you are not going for a low price point, the tulip cups are a great alternative to the dilemma. That is what I use. They can be filled higher than standards, but not so big as to be more than a serving. They are expensive for quality greaseproof.
That's a great idea. I've seen bakeries use the tulip cup which, as a side benefit, keeps the icing from getting messy. The cupcakes can be slid into bags that have a wide-enough gusset to accommodate several sitting on the bottom. For sales of up to maybe four or six, this negates more expensive containers or boxes. But especially if your sale is only one or two at a time, the additional cost of the tulip cup can be offset by using a bag. For additional benefit, a paper bag uses fewer natural resources which is a trendy social issue.