Sunday, November 7, 2010

What Are Cupcake Boxes and Why Do I Need Them?

When it comes to making cupcakes, this is what every baker should know: it's not about the perfect recipe or how pretty your cupcakes are, it is whether or not you can get your cupcake creations from point A to point B without them getting crushed. Specifically you need to know how cupcake box is used, and what features you should expect from a cupcake box. After reading this article you should be able to choose the best box to transport your cupcakes.

The first thing you should know is what a cupcake box looks like and is made of. While you can get moulded plastic, dome-like boxes for displaying cupcakes, most typically these boxes are made from cardboard. Even though they look like small versions of a cake box, they are more than just a tiny cake box.

Cupcake boxes have the added feature of an insert in the bottom of the box that is designed to hold your cupcake in place. This prevents the cupcake from moving around inside the box, or tipping over and destroying the fancy icing. The insert has a hole for the cupcake base to sit in and finger 'divots' on either side for you to insert your fingers to pick up the cupcake when you are ready to eat it.

These boxes are designed to make transporting and displaying your tiny, cake creations easy. If you have a bakery then you can have your logo printed on the boxes as a form of advertising. If you are making cupcakes for a party, you can get boxes that have Happy Birthday, or any other greeting printed on them. You can even have them customized for weddings.

Now that you know how useful cupcake boxes can be, the next time you are making a treat to take to the office, or school bake sale, you will know how to transport them without ruining your hard work. Everyone will be impressed with your fancy cupcake transport system!

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