Cupcakes To Go!

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Ever tried to pack cupcakes in a lunch box?  It creates a gooey mess all over the sandwich baggie and takes all the fun out of eating it when your hands are covered in icing. 

I saw this handy little trick in one of my student’s lunches back in my teaching days. 

Take your plain cupcake.

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Slice it in half.

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Take a glob of icing.

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Spread it in the middle of the cupcake.

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Push it back together.

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And now you can stick it in the baggie without worrying about smearing icing all over the place.

I typically set aside a few cupcakes each time I make them so my husband can enjoy one in his lunch.  Icing the middle of the cupcakes totally works for me when packing cupcakes in his lunch. 

16 comments:

  1. Now, that is a tip I'll keep under my hat for sure! Great WFMW post!

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  2. Brilliant. Buttering with icing. What could be better? Hey, your little bundle will be here SOON!

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  3. Scott (aka Circus Dad)Tuesday, March 23, 2010

    I can vouch for this "works for me".

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  4. SMARTEST BLOG POST EVERRRRRRRRRR!!!!
    I'm so excited about this new trick!!! Thank you, thank you!!

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  5. so, i guess i need to make some cupcakes. and soon!

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  6. What a great idea! I will have to remember this one for sure!

    I am following you now. :)

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  7. That is one great idea! I was just blogging today myself about making my kids' lunches even better using Thermos containers and now I'll have a way to include dessert for them! Thanks!

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  8. That's brillant! I am definatly packing a cupcake some time soon for lunch!

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  9. That's a great idea! I know my kids wouldn't mind that either!

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  10. I do something similar when I make a sheet cake (iced on the top only). When packing it in hubby's or daughter's lunch, I cut the piece horizontally across the middle and then stack the bottom piece on top of the iced top, so the icing is in the middle. Nice and neat!

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  11. GREAT idea - I have sliced the cupcake in half the other direction and frosted the center then transported them that way. This seems even a little less messier!

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  12. What a smart idea, that way your not skipping the good stuff. :-)

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  13. This is simply brilliant! Perfect tip for passing along. Thanks!

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  14. What an incredibly ingenious idea!!! You are one smart cookie - or cupcake in this case!

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