Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great week!
I have a client who's coming to pick up some cake pops, and I have no idea how I'm going to give them to her. Usually when there's sprinkles I just put them laying down in the box. But this time there's fondant decorations on them so I can't do that. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Here they are: http://i.imgur.com/k3uF7BO.jpg?1
Firstly, cake pops need a non edible support structure just like cake does - you always present your cake on a cake board, so cake pops need presentation too. And it's built in to the price. How does the customer display the pops if you haven't provided the means to do so? Only an upside down pop can be displayed on a plate/platter.
You can buy a block of florist foam/oasis, polystyrene block or an acrylic or cardboard cake pop stand. The foam can be smooshed into a box or plastic takeway cups/coffee cups
If making custom pops for a party, then I offer them as a posy/bouquet in a box - filled with oasis with some tissue paper or confetti to cover the oasis. The entire posy is then wrapped in a large piece of cellophane for transport. see my pic here http://www.magicmouthfuls.com.au/files/images/40th-Birthday-Pops-Pink-Cream-Gold-004.jpg
If making pops for a market stall, then I cover the oasis in gift wrap and it just sits on the table. Each pop is individually wrapped in a poly/cello bag. see my (ugly) pic here http://www.magicmouthfuls.com.au/files/images/Muster-2012-13-013.jpg
I have 2 acrylic cake pop stands for hire but the holes are so small only some brands of sticks fit in them (which is very annoying). I worry that card-board stands (ie Wilton) are too light-weight and will topple over if cake pops are not (1) inserted by you and (2) removed by customer in a balanced order.
Magic Mouthfuls your presentation is lovely!
Thankyou for your kind words :-)
Oh cruddly! Magic Mouthfuls those are wonderful! The box presentation is great. I was telling a friend today that the packaging always costs about 2-4 times the amount of the actual product. (I had just received some chocolate covered strawberries by mail and was checking out the packaging instead of the strawberries, lol....)
I hobby bake and give away all my treats, so I am always on the lookout for after-holiday markdowns. My inventory of sale packaging items is getting to be larger than my pans and supplies for baking.