How to Transport 600 Cupcakes Safely

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So remember the other day when I showed you all of those cake mixes I bought for the committee event I signed up for? Well yesterday in between blogging, folding laundry and playing with Lucy the trouble dog, I whipped up a whopping 600 cupcakes.

Maybe that sounds like a lot, but really it wasn’t too bad. Once I got a rhythm down– mix, scoop, bake, do something for 15 minutes, mix, scoop, bake, do something for 15 minutes, the 9 hours it took to bake all those suckers was more like a mini workout. If you have a short attention span, you should totally try it sometime. Who knows, you might feel inspired to open a bakery afterwards.

Plus, as an added bonus, this morning my house smells like a bakery. The only downside is my stomach aches from sampling a few too many cupcakes {c’mon it was a tough job but someone had to do it}.

So, if you ever find yourself in a position where you have to bake and move 600 cupcakes, here are a few pointers.

500 brown cupcake liners

All cupcake liners are not created equal. My favorite ones for special events are brown glassine cupcake liners. They’re classy, grease proof  and you can usually find them on ebay for a sweet deal if you buy them in bulk.

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Strawberry boxes. Once you bake all the cupcakes, you’ll need to transport them. While cupcake carriers are great if you need to move a few dozen, stackable strawberry boxes from Costco or your local grocery store are the way to go when you need to move hundreds of cupcakes.

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Just stack them up and you are good to go. No jiggling, no shifting around and they are incredibly easy to carry as well. Well I should say the guy who was walking by who I asked to carry them inside the building said they were easy to carry.

Well, either they were easy to carry or he was impressed with himself that he didn’t drop them as he walked uphill and up a flight of stairs. I’m not sure which.

Anywho, berry boxes. I’m telling you, they rock!

10 Cool Things to Do With Eggshells

Oh, and if you are looking for some cool things to do with all those extra eggs shells you’ll have after baking 600 cupcakes, check out this post on 10 Cool Things to Do With Eggshells.

Keep calm and bake on.


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  1. I wish I knew this trick last summer! We had a heck of a time coming up with a method to transport all the passed hors d’oeuvres for our wedding that had to be heated off site.

  2. Madam Chow says:

    Great tips and lovely cupcakes – I will have to remember to use the topping on them!

  3. Erin Gaskell says:

    That;s an awesome idea. I once baked 12 dozen cupcakes for my child’s preschool teacher’s daughter’s wedding (whew, that was a mouth…I mean finger-typing-full.), Anyway, wish I had thought of the strawberry boxes at Costco….that’s have been perfect! LOVE the boxed cake Ideas. I bake and decorate cakes, and my good friend recently decided that homemade (gourmet) cakes was the only way to justify up to and over $100 per custom designed cake. But I am just too stretched for time to go the for scratch cake recipes.

    By the way, You must have had to augment your chicken eggs with store bought…no??? Just curious!! :)

  4. For that many cupcakes I use the disposable cupcake containers and transport in the big Ikea blue bags. Each bag can hold 9 dozen cupcakes!

  5. So how many cupcakes will fit in one of those Costco berry boxes?

  6. You deserve a medal for that effort, the most i’ve ever made in one go was four dozen, well done

  7. This is a fantastic idea, I have 500 to transport soon and was agonising over spending a fortune on cupcake boxes! Just a quick question, how do the cupcakes not move about inside the boxes? Are there liners or anything inside each box to secure them/hold them still like in regular cupcake boxes? Thanks x

  8. Cristina Salazar says:

    I have those same boxes from Sams. Do you know how many cupcakes each one held. So I know how many I need to get.

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