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? Creative Ways to Transport Cupcakes?

post #1 of 20
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What are some creative ways to transport cupcakes to individuals? I am making regular sized cupcakes and mini cupcakes for a school party and a birthday gathering. I realize that I can purchase the plain white boxes that are in the stores, yet I worry about them falling over if they don't completely fill the box. Craft stores also sell the 6 count cupcake boxes with the dividers inside to stabilze the cupcakes (great for any accidental bumps of the tables, etc. by children and adults). This is great but can be quite expensive (cost more than the cupcakes themselves and is much to carry). I would like something similar or anything else just as creative for future cupcake travels. HELP!!! (Oh yeah just in case this matters to someone's ideas, generally I make 24-36 regular cupcakes or 48 minis) icon_smile.gif Thanks
post #2 of 20
I have purchased a cupcake carrier. It has 3 stackable trays that each hold 1 dozen regular sized cupcakes. It has a locking lid and is sturdy, compact and efficient. It's proper name is Cupcake Courier.

Their website is http://www.cupcakecourier.com/pages/page_layout.html

I purchased mine at Homesense and at the Bay here in Canada.

Hope that helps
post #3 of 20
I ran across this post the other day and tried it. KHalstead suggests usinf hot glue to hold the cupcakes in place. It works!! Heres the thread.


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=697990&highlight=hot+glue+cupcakes
post #4 of 20
You can also purchase plastic cupcake inserts that fit into a bakery box. With a little trimming, I can get 2 inside one of the large 19" bakery boxes (that's 2 dozen). I get mine at the local paper store.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by sugarplumfairycanada

I have purchased a cupcake carrier. It has 3 stackable trays that each hold 1 dozen regular sized cupcakes. It has a locking lid and is sturdy, compact and efficient. It's proper name is Cupcake Courier.

Their website is http://www.cupcakecourier.com/pages/page_layout.html

I purchased mine at Homesense and at the Bay here in Canada.

Hope that helps


My Costco was selling these off the other day for $7 each. I bought three - they are great.
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post #6 of 20
Tubbs, was that recently? Costco always changes their inventory, but if you bought them in the last few weeks, I'll make a special trip to my Costco to see if they carry them! Thanks!
post #7 of 20
I use the plastic inserts if I'm handing off to a customer. If I'm taking them out of the packaging myself, I use a thin sheet of styrofoam that I cut the perfect size circle (using my round cutters) into and I can space the holes where I want them so the cupcakes don't touch. I first cut the styrofoam sheet to fit my box.

The cupcakes don't get messed up or move at all.
post #8 of 20
I use the 19" boxes that you get in stores and cut a piece of the non-slip liner stuff to fit. The cupcakes don't move with regular travel.
post #9 of 20
I have a cake/cupcake carrier by Wilton. There is a bottom that comes out and one side is for cupcakes with circle indents and one side is flat. It works very well.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by yummy_in_my_tummy

Tubbs, was that recently? Costco always changes their inventory, but if you bought them in the last few weeks, I'll make a special trip to my Costco to see if they carry them! Thanks!


It was actually the new Okotoks Costco that had them for super-cheap. I also saw them at the SE one. This was about 3 weeks ago so I don't know if they still have them. Might be worth a phone call...?
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post #11 of 20
Brp boxshop has the cardboard inserts pretty cheap.
post #12 of 20
I am definately going to call Costco... Tubbs, you got a heck of a deal! Amazon has them for $36.99 each!![/quote]
post #13 of 20
I have tried all sorts of ways to transport cupcakes with my share of hits and misses. Here's my go-to method:

I place my cupcakes on a regular cake board and use corsage pins to keep them in place. I stick one pin through the cupcake liner until it sticks in the cake board. Then I place them in a box as usual. It's a good idea to get pins with pearl toppers or something brightly colored so you don't miss any when it comes time to remove them.

I transported 150 cupcakes this way without a single mishap.

HTH!
post #14 of 20
try this link others have used it and they have the inserts for mini cupcakes as well as regular size so they are not moving anywere.
I don't want to give away my carrier or have to worry about getting it back when a customer needs to pick something up but I don't want them smashed for mushed for them either during transport icon_biggrin.gif . I think this is a good idea! I hope it helps http://www.brpboxshop.com/2652.html
post #15 of 20
Love the Cupcake Courier! I had one a bought a second when the were marked down at Costco. I told a bunch of cake minded friends about them but they had put them by the door and they were all gone! Winners here had them as well.
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