I'm so sorry about your cake! I just shipped a cake for the first time to California, this past Friday to my niece. I was supposed to send a gumpaste high heel and a purse cake. It rained the entire week here and the shoe crumbled into pieces, couldn't send that, I packed the cake in 3 boxes, 1 plastic, 2 cardboard with the mailing peanuts, bubble wrap and newspaper. I even wrote all over the box perishable,fragile, and this side up with arrows. The cake arrived to my dear niece at her job and it looked liked it had imploded from within, she thought this was how it was sent, she said "that's how real purses look with out the stuffing". I just wanted to cry. I encourage you this was just one of those times of stuff just happened. I figure, this was a painful learning experience that I'm just going to have to laugh at
. Best Wishes!