How Do I Transport These And Not Damage Them?

Decorating By Butterpatty Updated 12 Feb 2009 , 6:31pm by handymama

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Butterpatty Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:11pm
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The hospital Special Care Nursery is having a bake sale to benefit March of Dimes and I am donating 50 cupcakes with buttercream clowns (just the old standard Wilton deal). I found a pic on this site where they made cupcakes with the legs not hanging off the side, so that will make transport easier, but how do I keep them from bumping together on the drive over? It is too late to order any special type boxing. HELP!!!

**Also, I am supplying a small heart-shaped cake with a fondant bear. Do I put him on before boxing the cake or wait and place him when I get on-site? LOL, I feel very protective of him as he is my first official fondant figure icon_biggrin.gif . Thanks so much for any suggestions you may have!

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lchristi27 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:24pm
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Try using some non-skid fabric inside the box and under the box. Place cupcakes directly on them in the box, they wont move at all icon_smile.gif.

I also line the back of my car with the non-skid stuff and put cakes on there, they barely move. You can buy this stuff at Wal-Mart or the dollar store. Usually marked as non-skid shelf liner etc. Works like a charm, hope that helps!

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stephanie214 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:25pm
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Hi Butterpatty,

Apply small amount of icing under each cc...will anchor them in place. This is what I do when making ccc.

I would apply the bear on site.

HTH thumbs_up.gif

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handymama Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:31pm
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CK Products makes a nice insert for cupcakes for use in cake boxes. It might be available from Country Kitchens, also. If you have enough muffin pans the cupcakes could be transported in them; use a narrow point spatula to help lift the edge of the cupcake to remove from the pan.
If your bear isn't large and top-heavy insert a skewer in the bottom when you're making him and then he can ride on the cake in confidence. Otherwise, give him his own little home--padded with some crumpled plastic wrap--to ride in to the venue. Small/low figures travel fine just glued on with a little icing or piping gel (if your cake is covered in fondant).

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