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Mailing… Birthday Cake

My friend’s long-distance birthday didn’t keep me from making him cake!

A miniature version of my Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake was covered in a sheet of marshmallow fondant with sprinkles. Add two candles on top and it looks like a classic birthday cake!

My shipping method:

Freeze cake.

Add a skewer through the whole cake to reach the top of your box. This is to limit damage from flipping. (I used candles!)

Wrap in plastic.

Place in small box and fill with marshmallows. (The feathers were a bad choice. They compress and allow movement.)

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Happy 29th Birthday!

A tiny little fork!

A tiny little fork!

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This was a bad choice. Cute, but not a good packing material.

Tape up your cake box and add the guts from a musical card at the hinge, if you want.

Picture quality aside, this is the inside of a musical greeting card. When the box flap is opened it will sing!

Picture quality aside, this is the inside of a musical greeting card. When the box flap is opened it will sing!

Layer a few ice-less cold packs on the bottom (closest to the cake) and wrap box with insulation. (I usually go to the Dollar Store and buy a car visor or an insulated bag.)

Put your insulated cake box inside a larger box and pad the space in between until there is no movement. (I threw in a couple more ice packs, but they make it heavier. And I have been informed that was another poor packing choice because I had reverse insulated the ice packs.)

Repurposed Sunvisor

Repurposed Sunvisor

Tape up and ship out! (I usually go Express with the United States Post Office and do not ship during hot weather.)

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Birthday packing!

Here’s how it looked when he opened it: SUCCESS!

29th birthday cake

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One comment on “Mailing… Birthday Cake

  1. outsideauthority
    April 24, 2013

    Genius!

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