Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge
At a recent family gathering, my cousin teased me about all the yummy dessert pictures I post on Facebook. “You know those will ship in one day via UPS.” (He’s a UPS driver.)
So, I did a little online research on the best way to ship cupcakes. I figured it was an impossibility especially with frosting, but Georgetown cupcake has a method I’m going to attempt. (Thanks, Cupcakes take the cake, for posting such a nice breakdown with pictures of their delicious box!)
I have a backup method if this one falls on its frosting: heavier to ship – baking in jelly jars via the Cupcake Project.
6, small banana cupcakes with irish butter cream frosting and honeyed pecans, frozen
2, half dozen aluminum baking pans (2 pack from dollar store)
1, insulated bag (dollar store)
1, freezer pack (dollar store)
1, small box
1, slightly larger box
I shipped this box out via USPS Click n Ship, Express Mail. Shipped Monday, due to arrive Tuesday. Under $20.
My cupcakes have arrived at their destination and seem to be intact!
They are cool to the touch but not frozen. And there was NO disruption of frosting. Amazing. I am noticing a little bit of weeping from the frosting freezing and thawing.
Notes for next time:
• Test freeze and thaw a cupcake to assess the “presentation”.
• Probably should use a smooth tip, the swirls seem to attract unsightly runs.
• And the honeyed pecan is just too sticky to survive. I suspect melting honey to be part of the problem.
• Keep frosting well within the center of the cupcake to avoid side smooshage.
• Also, keep the cupcakes smaller to avoid side smooshage.