Pound cakes have been around for years and they still make a great treat during tea or coffee time! Traditionally made with a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar, the present day pound cake comes in a variety of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, cinnamon and raspberry. They make wonderful gifts for any special occasions or just to surprise someone who loves cake! Just like any other cakes and baked goods, pound cakes must be properly packed before shipping to ensure that they arrive unspoiled and in one delicious piece! Here's how to properly pack and ship a pound cake.
If you are making the cake yourself, let it completely cool first before packing. It is also best to use a disposable aluminum pan when baking the cake so that the cake can be mailed together with the pan. The pan will provide extra protection against damage during shipping.
Use aluminum foil to wrap and protect the pound cake from the elements. Make sure to press the foil as close to the cake as you can without damaging the surface.
Get a cake box that is just a bit larger than the cake itself. Fill the gaps using bagged packing peanuts for cushioning. Close up the cake box and seal with packaging tape.
Place the cake box into a sturdy cardboard shipping box. Fill the spaces with packing peanuts up to the top of the box, making sure that the contents inside do not move around.
Close the shipping box and seal it closed with packing tape.
Address and write "Perishable" on the top of the box.
Take the package to your local post office to acquire the appropriate label for sending. Ship overnight of the fastest option possible to ensure that the cake will not go bad before arriving at its destination.