shipping cakes advice

Joined Apr 25, 2011
I bake all my cakes from scratch (just a "home" baker) and have been posting pictures for my Facebook friends all over the world. Recently, my husband hurt his back and for the first time in our 33 year marriage, is not able to provide for his family. My Facebook friends have offered to pay me for my cakes but I have NO idea how to ship them! Can anyone offer any suggestions? was finishing up a cake decorating class when he hurt his back. (God works in surprisingly mysterious ways!) Is it even possible to ship a decorated cake? I would REALLY appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer! Thanks ya'll!

Joined Jul 28, 2001
Hi Evie,

Welcome to ChefTalk. It's a nice place.

Sorry to hear about your husband. I pray for a speedy recovery.

It is very hard to ship decorated cakes. The only thing I can think of right now

is maybe a bundt type of cake. Also scratch cakes have a shorter shelf live.


Joined Jan 4, 2011
I think it's a really good idea to use some sort of "box", and stay away from "shipping envelopes". I think you'll have much better results. 

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