People who enjoy baking tasty treats will often offer their services for local bake sales. Cupcakes are big sellers at bake sales. Sometimes they are sold individually and sometimes they are sold in larger quantities. Cupcake boxes can help display these small treats in an attractive way on the sales table. Boxes are sold in a wide range of sizes and there are many different styles with something to fit any occasion.
Most cupcake boxes and inserts are made out of sturdy cardboard. The box resembles an ordinary cake box but the inside will feature an insert to secure the individual cakes. The insert should fit inside the box without wobbling around. If the item inside is allowed to slide around it can damage the frosting. The frosting is the most decorative part of the cake so inserts are necessary to preserve all the hard work that went into making it look good.
Sizes range from single boxes designed to hold just one cupcake up to the extra large version that will hold a couple dozen treats. There may be a clear cellophane sheet across the top of the box to allow the contents to be easily seen without lifting the cover. This is a good way to protect them from excess exposure to the air which will dry them out. Single boxes can be found in bright colors that make them ideal for gifts.
Cardboard is not the only choice when it comes to this type of box. There are also clear plastic containers like the type often seen in a bakery or grocery store. These plastic containers are typically seen in smaller sizes that will hold up to six cupcakes at a time. Similar to an egg carton, the sections are molded to hold a cake securely in place. Single plastic containers in bright colors can be used to easily pack cupcakes in a school lunch.
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