Many of you are aware of the I<3 cuppycakes transportation challenge. The goal is to transport a decorated cupcake without it being destroyed. Apparently my younger sister has become a lurker on CB’s site and decided that she was up to the transport challenge. Now, LD is a girl who is good at everything she does. People consider me to be smart and creative, but LD puts me to shame. Older sisters are not supposed to live in the shadow of the younger sister(s), but I’ve often been referred to as either of my younger sibling’s sister. (Read that as they know her name, but not mine. I’m “just a sister.”)
Anyway, for a first try, I think she did a pretty darn good job! Let me start by saying she’s definitely related to our grandmother!! This was evidenced by the half a roll of tape that she used to shut the box. 🙂 It was hard to get it open without turning the box upside down, which I was trying very hard not to have to do!
She put a sucker stick through each cupcake and then secured it to the top of the carrier box using melted chocolate. One of the chocolate pieces slid down the stick a ways, but it didn’t mar the cupcake. These cupcakes had some heavy duty frosting on them that was able to take a bit of a beating, but I didn’t see one grain of sugar out of place.
These were a banana flavored cupcake with a caramely frosting that I mistook for maple-ish. According to the baker, “They are Caramel-Frosted Hummingbird Cake. It’s a recipe out of the Feb issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The batter does have bananas, plus crushed (canned) pineapple and shredded sweet potato.” I’m not generally a fan of banana, but these cupcakes were really yummy & really moist, even after shipping. L sent another package to our other sister that contained six cuppys, so we are waiting to hear how the out of state shipment went. I’ll be sure to keep you posted! All in all, like everything else L does, this appears to have been a success! Now, when she opens her bakery, she will already have the shipping challenge solved.