Originally Posted by scp1127
Cupcakes in mason jars are an option. You can keep the frosting, but use non-perishable.
Another way, ship the cupcakes un-iced. Put the frosting in a zip-lock bag with a big Sharpie line where to cut the corner. Add a little instruction tag and even a soldier can frost a cupcake.
I wouldn't ship glass overseas. I don't know that it isn't allowed, it just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. When I sent cookies to my nephew in Afghanistan, I packed them in pringles cans. They stacked great and the tubes protected them. I sent 6 dozen cookies and not one of them arrived broken. Cupcakes should fit in them very well, too, so that might be an option.