Last October, I set out to make and send cupcakes to my brother, who is away at college at Texas Tech. Unfortunately, what I thought was a great idea failed miserably. But I won't give up trying!
(See attempt #1 here: How to Ship Cupcakes?)
Well, this time, I have a new plan and its time to test it out. I have new cupcake containers that are like the ones you buy cupcakes in at the grocery store, with individual spaces for the cupcakes. I figured it would keep them from sliding around and mushing together like last time.
I made a simple vanilla cupcake, (recipe is posted here, I left the filling out this time). I decided to try this 2 ways, with a normal icing swirl piped on, and with sprinkles covering the top to hopefully protect the icing from squishing.
I also decided to try FedEx this time, hoping that they would take better care of my package than the USPS.
After baking, I put them in the freezer overnight. The next day, I sent them both off to Texas.
The Results: FAIL....AGAIN! I really thought it would work this time! :(
I don't know what went wrong... Maybe I should have taped up the plastic container instead of just snapping it together? Or maybe I should have packed the box tighter?
But the good news is: this is progress! They actually still resemble cupcakes this time, just a little squished.
So, all I have to do is figure out how to keep them in the package and I'm golden!
|The box ended up somewhat coated in frosting!|
The 3rd times the Charm!...I'm hoping.