Cupcakes by Snail Mail???

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.

cupcake containers

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!


14 responses to this post.

  1. Those plastic containers are a great idea! I wonder if my grocery store will sell me some? Can’t wait to hear the results!


  2. Posted by sandra on July 18, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    how did they ship?


  3. I sent them by Canada Post but with overnight delivery. I wouldn’t risk regular mail during the warmer months but in the dead of winter it’s pretty safe. 🙂


  4. Hah… six to one, half a dozen to the other.


  5. wow… 9 months and finally someone notice. 😀


  6. did the cupcake recipients receive them all in one piece?


  7. Posted by princessjers21 on January 10, 2010 at 5:21 am

    so wait should i freeze them to? i dont understand. and how long do i freeze em for?


    • I froze them so that they would not get bashed up in transport. Packages go through a lot of hands and machines to get to their destination. You can freeze them overnight or until you’re ready to go to the post office.


  8. Thank you for all of the information on shipping baked products! I was curious how I could do it!


  9. Posted by Mia Rion on July 14, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Thanks so much I really want to do this now. ^-^


  10. Hi!
    I live in Ottawa and I’m wondering which grocery store you found those cupcake containers in?
    Thank you for the very informative post!


    • Hi!
      I found them at one of the Independant Grocers in the East end but any of the big stores with a bakery should carry them.

      Happy cupcaking!


  11. Hi Nikita,

    Thank you very much. You’ve helped me with my question and seeing the final result was a confirmation of the success.




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