Friday, October 12, 2012
How to Ship Cupcakes?....Attempt #3
Gosh, this is my 3rd time trying this and I just can't see to get it right! I'm starting to get frustrated with this.
Here's a quick re-cap:
Attempt #1 - Complete and Utter disaster
Attempt #2 - Very close, but the container came open during shipment
Attempt #3 - Failed again. But I came closer... read below.
So this time around, since my cupcake container popped open during shipment and created a bit of a mess for Ben, I decided I was going to make certain that it could NOT come open this time around.
So I taped it up real good. Ben's exact words: "You really made this thing hard to open"
LOL. I guess I did.
But did the case come open? Nope! However, I had a different problem:
The heat got to them and they MELTED!
Yikes. But at least the cupcake part of them was still in-tact. (And Ben still ate them!)
So, I may have sent them regular mail (1st mistake)... And I may have mailed them on a Saturday, leaving a dead time day on Sunday (2nd mistake).... And that Saturday happened to be the Saturday before Columbus Day, leaving 2 dead time days where my cupcakes were sitting at the post office waiting to be mailed (3rd mistake).
So, Of course I already have a new plan devised:
1. Do not ship on a Saturday.
2. Do not send by regular mail. Instead send overnight.
3. Do not send right before a holiday.
4. Send in a climate control box/cooler with ice packs to keep them from melting.
I'm gonna remember the pretty before picture again:
And I haven't given up yet! I'll post again on my next attempt, and hopefully they will make it all the way to Texas un-harmed. (this task is not as easy as I thought when I first declared I would figure it out!)