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post #16 of 40
Ohhh awesome! I hope it's a throwdown too! I love those (and I'm sure you'll send Bobby home with his tail between his legs, but I do love Bobby Flay). I can't wait to see the show. Not sure how to ship cuppies though, just wanted to say congrats!
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post #17 of 40
Be sure to let us know when your show will be aired! Add it on to this thread so I don't miss your post!
post #18 of 40
How cool is that! Congrats. Keep us posted so I can tivo it.
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post #19 of 40
you need the clam shell cupcake holders, like they sell in the grocery store and then ship em in bubble wrap, I have the clam shell, they hold six or twelve cuppies tight. I will try to locate website, I'll be back
post #20 of 40
have no idea but congratulations!!!
post #21 of 40
Oh wow, congrats! icon_biggrin.gif

Ok, I know I saw somewhere that somebody shipped cuppies in boxes with the holder inserts. They put bubble wrap around the base to make it snug, then covered them with those small, clear Solo cups. Lemme see if I can find a pic..

Found a couple.. and from what I can tell, lots of people freeze theirs and ship with dry ice.

http://lepetitesweetcupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-ship-cupcakes.html

http://iheartcuppycakes.com/2008/03/13/how-to-ship-a-cupcake-solution/
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post #22 of 40
I contacted fedex to ship cakes with their white gloves service (I ship one cake a month out of state) and they wanted a minimum of $3000 for an item that weighs less than 5 lbs. So if you really don't care about the cost to ship them and keep them intact Fedex will do it.
post #23 of 40
Oh shipping with dryice only works with overnight shipping and even then can be problematic...here is the result of my shipping with dry ice the first time.
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post #24 of 40
The replacement cake even is a special insulated box well marked with it to say THIS SIDE UP PERISHIBLE ITEM FRAGILE all over the box didn't make one difference. The mail carrier delivered it to the door holding the box on it's side. Luckily the cake was still somewhat frozen and the damage was very minimal. Then this past weeks' delivery the mail carrier delivered it completely UPSIDE DOWN! The cake was broken into 3 pieces It was a bundt cake that was tightly wrapped but the jerk must have shaken the box. The lady who I mail these too screamed at the mail carrier and called his supervisor. All the supervisor said was that he had never heard of anyone shipping a cake and that they aren't responsible due to the fact that most of the processing is done by machines that can't read if something is fragile or not. So there you have folks...the USPS does not give a rats patootie if the product arrives safely.
post #25 of 40
Ugh, poor cake! What about those ice packages? Like gel ice?
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post #26 of 40
I have successfully shipped cupcakes from TX to NYC, but I don't know how professional it looked! I packed each decorated cupcake in a disposable plastic cup and then dropped the cup into a clear treat bag and fastened the top with a twist-tie. I was able to find a box which allowed me to fit a perfect dozen cups into it snugly. No bubble-wrap, sent USPS two day (they were for a friend, and I'm cheap) and they made it there no problem.
post #27 of 40
I have successfully shipped cupcakes from TX to NYC, but I don't know how professional it looked! I packed each decorated cupcake in a disposable plastic cup and then dropped the cup into a clear treat bag and fastened the top with a twist-tie. I was able to find a box which allowed me to fit a perfect dozen cups into it snugly. No bubble-wrap, sent USPS two day (they were for a friend, and I'm cheap) and they made it there no problem.
post #28 of 40
The gel packs are what I changed to very expensive to not get back but dry ice is also very expensive. The second 2 cakes faired much better but still because the USPS doesn't care you still can risk getting burned. I do put insurance on each shipment and did get the $100 plus the postage back that is how I was able to overnight the replacement cake. Which the postman walked up to the client with the box on it's side eventhough it was clearly marked which side was up.
post #29 of 40
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Thanks everyone...This has been VERY helpful. I have an idea I am going to try. I'll report back.
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post #30 of 40
If you wanted to try the cupcake in a mason jar idea, without having to ship glass (due to breakage and weight of it), this might be an option to consider and costs a little less ($0.89/each) and is FDA approved:

Go to www . uline . com (without spaces) and enter S-12754 into the search box.

Just a thought.
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