How to Send a Cake in the Mail

Updated March 23, 2017

If you want to give somebody a cake as a birthday, graduation, baby shower or wedding gift, but you are no where near the celebration, it is possible to mail the cake. Packaging the cake properly is important, because the sweet treat can be easily damaged through normal handling in the mail or aeroplane turbulence. Wrapping up the package nicely will help ensure that the package will be well received and the cake can stay intact.

Bake the cake and allow to cool. Put the cake in the freezer for 24 to 48 hours then take it out and frost it.

Place the cake in a sealed container, such as a rigid plastic freezer or refrigerator container. Put an ice pack next to the container, so the cake can stay cold and fresh.

Wrap the container in bubble wrap. Tape the bubble wrap onto the sealed container.

Put the cake in a size appropriate shipping box. The fit inside of the box should be tight. Pour packaging foam into the box to makes sure the back has extra protection for mail handlers.

Tape the shipping box. Wrap and tape the box with opened brown grocery bags. The brown bags will keep the cake insulated.

Mail the cake. With a black marker, write "Fragile" on the box then go to your local post office. Choose to send the cake priority mail. The cake will arrive in two to three days and will be fresh.

Things You'll Need

  • sealed container
  • ice pack
  • bubble wrap
  • shipping box
  • packaging foam
  • brown bags
  • black marker
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