Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge
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.)
• Tape up your cake box and add the guts from a musical card at the hinge, if you want.
• 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.)
• Tape up and ship out! (I usually go Express with the United States Post Office and do not ship during hot weather.)
Here’s how it looked when he opened it: SUCCESS!