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    Cupcake envy

    My son (33) is always complaining because he never gets any of the "fancy" cupcakes i make for special occasions using the decorating books by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. I live in Texas (my DD and family live nearby) while he, DDIL and DGD live in Pittsburgh.
    Well - for Easter i went out on a THIN limb and made the flower cupcakes and mailed them to Pittsburgh. I packaged very carefully -- but thought i might have an epic FAIL on my hands when they got there. NOT SO !!! My DDIL sent this photo showing 1 of the 3 boxes i sent ....and all the cupcakes made it in very good condition. Hope my DS will be happy now when he sees/eats them.Name:  cupcake flowers.jpg
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    How sweet Penni. Can you share your packing secrets? I would love to send decorated goodies in the mail to my loved ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    How sweet Penni. Can you share your packing secrets? I would love to send decorated goodies in the mail to my loved ones.
    I bought cupcake boxes at JoAnn's in the Wilton section. I put the cupcakes in (put a large marshmallow in the center to help with shifting) then gently laid plastic wrap over them and put a bit of paper Easter grass on top....just enough so that the cupcakes could not move up and down...the box pretty much keeps them from moving side to side.
    I then boxed them with packing material to keep the cupcake boxes from moving around and sent them priority mail.
    These are done with mini marshmallows on top, but most frostings get a surface on them after they sit a bit, so you should be able to do the same thing without the plastic wrap sticking to the frosting.
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    Thanks, you're a jewel!

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    beautiful cupcakes. marshmallows are great for packing. they look yummy
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    THOSE are cupcakes? They're ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if I could eat something that beautiful!!

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    WOW!!! Those look great. You do wonderful work. Tanks for sharing.
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    So you squish the mini marsh into the petal shape? How very clever...must remember that one!

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    You are a far better woman than me Beautiful!

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    Wow no wonder he wanted one. I do too.
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    Gorgeous cupcakes! Looks yummy!!My cousin does this and puts a thin slab of Styrofoam on the bottom then sticks a skewer through the cupcake down through the Styrofoam to help stabilize and keep anything off the tops as well. When they arrive they just pull the skewer out do a touch up and celebrate the goodies.
    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    My son (33) is always complaining because he never gets any of the "fancy" cupcakes i make for special occasions using the decorating books by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. I live in Texas (my DD and family live nearby) while he, DDIL and DGD live in Pittsburgh.
    Well - for Easter i went out on a THIN limb and made the flower cupcakes and mailed them to Pittsburgh. I packaged very carefully -- but thought i might have an epic FAIL on my hands when they got there. NOT SO !!! My DDIL sent this photo showing 1 of the 3 boxes i sent ....and all the cupcakes made it in very good condition. Hope my DS will be happy now when he sees/eats them.Name:  cupcake flowers.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    My son (33) is always complaining because he never gets any of the "fancy" cupcakes i make for special occasions using the decorating books by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. I live in Texas (my DD and family live nearby) while he, DDIL and DGD live in Pittsburgh.
    Well - for Easter i went out on a THIN limb and made the flower cupcakes and mailed them to Pittsburgh. I packaged very carefully -- but thought i might have an epic FAIL on my hands when they got there. NOT SO !!! My DDIL sent this photo showing 1 of the 3 boxes i sent ....and all the cupcakes made it in very good condition. Hope my DS will be happy now when he sees/eats them.Name:  cupcake flowers.jpg
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    What a wonderful looking treat. Pretty.

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    Beautiful cupcakes! Way to go!
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    Stunning Easter cupcakes. I am sure he along with wife and son will enjoy eating them instead of hard boiled eggs!!
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    Gorgeous cupcakes. Looks yummy.
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    Beautiful and look delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Those look both awesome and delicious. My mouth is watering. LOL
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    They look beautiful! If he doesn' t absolutely think they look and taste wonderful, I'll give you my address.

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    Oh my gosh those cupcakes are pretty! I do have cupcake envy!!!
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    Beautiful cupcakes and I know they will be delicious!

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    Your cupcakes are beautiful! Thank you, also, for your shipping tips. I'm in IN and have one DD and family in OH and the other DD in San Antonio. I'd love to be able to send them treats now and then. I will try your suggestions!

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