I have officially packed my Pina Colada cupcakes for shipping!
I obtained some cupcake containers from the bakery section of my local grocery store. I am sending 6 cupcakes to one friend and half a dozen to the other. Once the cupcakes were in their individual holes I wrapped the containers in 2 layers of plastic wrap and one layer of tinfoil to protect them against drying out. Then I popped them into the freezer. I’m hoping the frozen cupcakes will hold their shape best during shipping.
The post office had some standard shipping boxes that were the right size. I used some newspaper and and other random bits of packing material and tried to protect the now frozen treats from the battering they were likely to receive while being handled, tossed, sorted, shipped, and delivered to my friends in Toronto.
The boxes are in the freezer and will be sent out tomorrow by overnight delivery. If all goes well my lucky friends will have cupcakes at their doors by Wednesday afternoon! I have been promised photos of the cupcakes upon arrival so that I can see how well they survived their journey. I’ll post a follow up for those who are interested and you can also find out how my experiment went by checking in with the2scoops since he is one of the lucky recipients! Wish these little cupcakes luck!