Have you ever baked cupcakes to take to a party and then wondered how you were going to transport them while they remained intact? Have you ever putsquished cupcake them on a dinner plate covered them with aluminum foil and hoped for the best only to find out that the frosting stuck to the foil and the once beautiful, or semi-beautiful, or ok…acceptable cupcakes now look all squished, because somehow the plate tilted in the car?  Unfortunately that is the only way I know how to transport cupcakes.  There must be a better alternative, so I decided to do a little research to find out the best methods.


  • I went over to Annie’s Eats to do some research and and she said she uses a bakery box.  She melts chocolate chips in a plastic bag and puts a drop of chocolate on the bottom of the box and then puts the cupcake on top of the chocolate.  The chocolate “glues the cupcake to the bottom of the box.
  • Others said to use the cupcake pans that they were baked in.  You will need to put something in the bottom of the tins, perhaps a flat cookie,  to raise them up so you can get them out.  I think that is smart, but how do you cover them?
  • Over at DIY Bride,  they said to use a shallow cardboard box and line the bottom of it with non skid shelf liner, to keep the cupcakes from sliding around.
  • You can also purchase bakery boxes and put in disposable liners.  These are fairly inexpensive and are ideal if you don’t want your container back.bakery box         31ExnSejMfL._AA200_

Everyone agreed the safest and best way to transport cupcakes are plastic cupcake containers.  There are several different ones to choose from.

Snapware Cupcake Cookie Cake Dessert

 cupcake snapware

  • Stackable design with two tiers consisting of a plastic tray with a specially designed cup for carrying cupcakes
  • Each tier latches to the other and shares one lid with a handle
  • Holds up to 24 cupcakes
Progressive Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier 

I read great reviews about this one!

progressive cupcake carrier

Collapsible Cupcake Carrier by Progressive – easily transport tasty treats to any party! The Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier holds up to 24 cupcakes, a 10” (25.4 cm) layer round or 9” (22.8 cm) square cake. Tiered cupcake tray is extra tall to allow for heaps of decorative frosting Cupcake trays feature deep holes for cupcakes


One final thing to remember:

You are a beautiful cupcake in a world full of muffins!

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