Cheesecake is one of the oldest, most popular, and yummiest desserts. The history of cheesecakes goes back as far as the year 2,000 B.C. in Ancient Greece. But because of its delicate nature, proper procedures must be followed in packing and shipping cheese cakes so that they arrive fresh and delectable. Here are a few tips on how to ship cheese cakes.
Freeze the cheesecake overnight or until frozen solid.
Wrap the cake in five layers of plastic wrap. Make sure that you wrap tightly around the cake and that no part of it is exposed.
Get a small corrugated cardboard box and layer the bottom with shipping peanuts.
Place the cheesecake on top of the peanuts.
Cover the top of the cheesecake with a cloth such as a clean dish towel or cheese cloth to protect the surface. Tuck the ends of the cloth under the cake pan.
Place packets of dry ice on all four sides of the box against the cake pan and layer one on top of the cloth covering the cheesecake.
Fill the box with packing peanuts and pack them in tightly around the cake so that it won’t move.
Close the box shut and secure with clear packing tape.
Get a bigger box and layer the bottom with packing peanuts.
Lay the smaller box in the top of the peanuts inside the big box.
Fill the big box with peanuts to the top, making sure that the box is densely packed to keep the smaller box from shifting inside.
Seal the bigger box shut with the packing tape the same way you did with the smaller one.
Write the shipping address as well as your return address on top of the box with a black felt-tipped magic market. Also, put labels such as “Fragile” and “Handle With Care” and “This End Up.”
Take the package to your closest post office, UPS station, or Fed-Ex office for delivery.
Use the Express Mail service when shipping via USPS. It guarantees overnight delivery.
If you are shipping via UPS, it’s best to use UPS Express Critical. With this service, the package will arrive on the same day.