BB: Shipping prototype v1February 5, 2008 at 6:49 PM | Posted in cupcakes, shipping | 17 Comments
For pretty much as long as iheartcuppycakes! has been in the blogosphere, I’ve been obsessed with shipping cupcakes. I am not talking about naked cupcakes… I am talking about FROSTED cupcakes. But so far all my (and my VP of operations’) shipping ideas have failed.
Thankfully I am not one to give up easily *AND* I have readers that are equally inclined to invention imagination.
This afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to come home to a package waiting for me. I admit I squealed when I realized it was from IHC’s resident engineer – The Fantabulous BBKiddo. I knew she had been designing a prototype for shipping cupcakes for me with successful test runs within her “lab” (ie home) for the last few weeks but the true test would be shipping them to me.
She sent me 2 tupperwares via UPS ground (my UPS guy is so cute! hey I am married *not* dead! haha); one labeled frozen and one refrigerated. Each container had her prototype – 2 cupcakes speared by a skewer and anchored by a cardboard+foil separator.
Right away I could tell something wasn’t quite right… I noticed from initial observation that the skewer had split in half in transit. Bummer. Since that was an important element in the overall design, the cupcakes didn’t stand a change. Cupcake suicide. Let’s have a moment of silence…
Uh… Sorry BB. :( Let’s just say– close but no cupcake. Back to the drawing board!
Maybe if we reinforce the skewer it could work?
But one perk of the experiment was eating the cupcakes! Can’t let good cupcakes go to waste right? haha. Even though the experiment wasn’t perfect I did learn that frozen cupcakes were more moist than the refrigerated ones (but the refrig weren’t too shabby at all). BB, did you freeze them already frosted?
(Forgive my fugly picture, I really can’t take pictures of myself worth a shite. But you can see my “I voted” sticker if you look closely… teehee)
Thanks for the cupcakes, BB! You can totally bake! They were delish! No more lame “I can’t bake” excuses from you! LOL.
Looking forward to shipping prototype v2? ;)
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