Summer is a busy wedding season and any snag in wedding day plans can be devastating. The details of wedding cake packaging and shipping are just as crucial to the success of a smooth wedding event as any other. All too often, wedding mishaps greatly impact the scheduling and recovery time necessary to remedy unexpected problems.
Preserving the quality and condition of wedding cakes cannot be overlooked. So, what do packaging and shipping companies do to effectively preserve the quality of wedding cakes? That is the question we’ll be exploring in this blog along with shipping and packaging techniques that are most useful for wedding cakes.
The Great Lengths of Effective Food Product Packaging
Wedding cakes are extremely personal and meaningful to the couples who chose what suits them for their big day. Many hours and sometimes days are spent getting cakes just right. Preserving the condition and quality of these wedding cakes is crucial to the reputation and business of those who made them. It is why packaging techniques go to great lengths to ensure full preservation remains after transportation and delivery.
Packaging and shipping techniques are plentiful and choosing the best method to pack up and ship wedding cakes is equally important. What helps wedding cakes retain their shape and quality? There are many ways to do this, but here are some common methods used in packaging wedding cakes:
- Proper box markings and labels help ensure cakes remain upright and level at all times during transportation
- Shipping temperatures should remain consistently cool
- Styrofoam packaging helps maintain cooler temperatures
- Sturdy box materials; thicker cardboard
- Frozen cool packs help freshness
- Choosing the best box option; one large box or separating tiers into smaller boxes
- Double-checking and confirming addresses to avoid unnecessary delays or re-routing
- Tightly package cakes with plastic and aluminum foil
These are just some of the many methods commonly used to assist with wedding cake packaging. Each cake may have different needs and requires consideration for what is ultimately best in its packaging. Consulting an experienced professional in packaging food items is your best bet.
What Customers Need to Know About Wedding Cake Transportation
Packaging and shipping cakes should keep in mind all transportation the customer might have in getting the wedding cake to its final destination. Quality packaging and shipping companies will be conscious of how the customer may handle the cake after its delivery. One of the most important things a customer should remember is to always keep cakes level and snuggly secure while driving. Multi-tiered wedding cakes are often placed in smaller boxes to fit in level places within a vehicle.
Customers are also advised to drive slowly at all times and periodically check the condition of the cake to see if anything is damaged. In hot cars and in a hotter outdoor climate, customers may wish to use sun-blocking materials on the windows that are near the cake.
Pioneer Packaging is in the Details of Quality Packaging
Pioneer Packaging has 35 years of experience preserving and protecting all types of items on the go. We’ve seen it all and keep tabs on the details that make a difference in proper packaging and shipping. Our creative designers work closely to ensure your brand is recognized for its quality packaging design and materials used.
Whether you’re looking for stress-free ways to ship wedding cakes or attract new customers, we can help navigate your selections with our industry expertise. We strive to keep costs down as much as possible to help our customers maintain quality products that are delivered as they were shipped.
Contact Pioneer Packaging today and learn why we’re a leader in packaging innovation.