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Sending a cake in the mail from Washington to Texas

hippophant | Aug 27, 201807:02 PM     8

So I am sending a cake to my sister who lives in Texas. I froze the cake overnight and had it in the freezer all day today (note, this is NOT an ice cream cake. This is a regular cake. The filling is cream cheese frosting and the outer frosting is uttercream)
I called the ups store and asked when their final pick up would be at and got there right as the ups guy got there (I wanted to keep the cake frozen as long as possible).

How I packaged it was this:

Triple wrapped the frozen cake in plastic wrap. Then wrapped it twice with foil. I put 2 yeti icepacks on either side of it and a regular ice pack we got in a hello fresh box at another end. Then I put all of the in large bubble wrap and stuck it in a cake box (cardboard). I then wrapped the cake box in plastic wrap and then in foil (it sat like this in the freezer all day).

Then I put the wrapped up cake box inside another box for shipping. Stuffed the sides around it with paper shredding and taped the box up really well.

It is Monday and I was hoping it would get there no later than Friday but in order to not have to pay $60+ for shipping to get it there on Friday or before I opted for the next best which wont be until next week Tuesday :(

This isnt a special occasion cake so I dont really care how it looks once it gets there (and she doesn't even know I'm sending it so it's not going to be a huge bummer if it doesn't make it) but I'm worried about if it will still be fresh and safe to eat. (The Ldy at the ups store said it could get there monday....but I just remembered monday is Labor Day, so unless something crazy happens and it gets there super early on Friday, it doesn't look like it'll arrive until Tuesday next week)

Has anyone shipped a cake or similar to a location that took longer than expected to get there? How did it turn out? How did you package it? Do you think my cake will make it? Thanks!

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