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post #1 of 22
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Has anyone wrapped a cupcake successfully in a cellphane gusseted bag?

I received an order for 400 Easter cupcakes but the packging alone if I were to buy single cupcake boxes and inserts would be $250.00 .The clear bags will cost me about $80.00.I am charging her $2.00 per cupcake but if I have to spend $250.00 on packaging then I am losing money and I am certain she won't pay for $250.00 cupcake boxes..They need to be individually wrapped because they are being handed out to students at a private school.I have tried in the past to sort of drop the cupcake in the cellophane bag or roll the bag down to set it in but the sides always catch the icing and smears the sides of the bag.I also wouldn't be able to stack them either...oh...Grrrr icon_cry.gif I should have never taken this on! icon_mad.gif

Any suggestions!! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif


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post #2 of 22
I've done it as an experiment when I worked at the chocolate shop. The humidity in the bag with the cupcake messed up the decoration on it, so we just abandoned the idea. We got the cupcake in the bag fine, though. Perhaps you could leave the top open until right before handing out the cupcakes?

Do you have time to order some sort of clear plastic container? I'm not sure where to direct you for those, but the grocery stores around here sell mini cakes in a tiny plastic lidded container.

Or, could you maybe buy the next size larger gusseted bag, place the cupcake in one of those Wilton oversize cupcake liners, and then put that in the bag to protect the icing?

Sorry, I'm probably not much help, just trying to throw some ideas out there.

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post #3 of 22
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Thanks Deanna...The ideas help!! I am trying to do it as low cost as I can but the packaging is proving quite costly!! I have contacted her as to what she wants to do...

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post #5 of 22
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Thanks Cookieman....I have still be searching.I also have to take in consideration exchange rates and shipping as I am from Canada!

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post #6 of 22
Cookieman,
I am about to place my 1st order through them for the single cupcake holders. Do you use them and do the individual cc holders work well for you?

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http://www.plasticcontainercity.com/Cupcake-Containers-Muffins.htm
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post #7 of 22
You would want to use a good crusting buttercream. I had to do 200 turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving for a bake sale, all were bagged and sold individually. I used the large party sacks to drop them in.
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post #8 of 22
Kiddiekakes,
I once made 144 cupcakes that had to be given out individually wrapped. I ended up using those little clear 9oz plastic punch cups that are cupcake-sized and covered the top with Glad Press'n Seal plastic. I even tied curly ribbon around them, but as long as you use Press'n Seal, the plastic will stay on by itself. The cupcakes stayed upright, protected, and could even be stacked. I'm sure the individual cupcake boxes are much better, but this is what I came up with from things I could find at Wal-mart!
post #9 of 22
http://www.brpboxshop.com/bakery_boxes/1411.html

This sit will give you a 100 boxes for about $25.00. For 400 boxes it will cost you about $100.00 hope this helps. I used this company- really great service
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post #10 of 22
I saw this online. Don't know how much shipping will be, but it comes out to 36 dollars for 100 cupcake box with insert (white one)
http://www.creativefoodpackaging.com/takeout/single_cupcake_box___insert.html

Or why can't you buy the drinking cups that are wide and short (I've bought them in BJs store here in U.S) and put the cupcake and put that cup in the plastic bag and bag it. It might work and the decoration will stay put.
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post #11 of 22
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Cookieman,
I am about to place my 1st order through them for the single cupcake holders. Do you use them and do the individual cc holders work well for you?

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Originally Posted by cookieman

Check this site out:

http://www.plasticcontainercity.com/Cupcake-Containers-Muffins.htm




I've never used them myself. I have seen them used and they are very good. Good luck with your order!
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post #12 of 22
This is awesome. Thank for links. I'm getting so many ideas now.
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post #13 of 22
I did a fall bakesale for my daughter's ballet recital and placed my cupcakes in the clear punch cups and then placed them inside the cellophane bags. Everything looked so cute. Here's a picture of the idea I found on the internet. I used decorative ribbon to tie the bags closed, it enhanced the overall look of the package.
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post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
Great idea the punch cups ..I think she has decided to buy clear plastic cupcake packages.

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post #15 of 22
teenycakes, that looks gorgeous! how big are those cups? the ones i find here are 3 oz and 9 oz. the one you used is very pretty though.
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