Whether you’re shipping off professional brownies for a big bash or simply sending a brownie care package to a friend, it’s important to know how to ship them properly. With a bit of plastic wrap, a sturdy box, and some packing material, you can ship brownies with ease.
Hey, there! My name is Michelle, and my family raves about my brownies. With some of my family moving thousands of miles away, it was important for me to figure out how to send them some of their favorite ooey-gooey treats – and that’s what I’m here to share today with you!
Packaging brownies for shipping is so simple; you’re going to wish you would have done it sooner. There is no fancy material required, either. You likely have everything you need sitting right in your home.
Let’s ship some brownies!
How to Ship Brownies: Two Ways
There are actually two easy ways to ship brownies. One method is best for leaving the brownies uncut, while the other method is best for sliced brownie pieces. Each method is convenient and simple and only requires a few basic things you likely have lying around the house.
How to Ship Whole Brownies
When I ship brownies, I typically leave them uncut. I don’t want to decide how big of a piece of brownie my customer or loved one wants. So, I leave them in the pan. But obviously I’m not shipping my beloved brownie pan. Instead, I have a few disposable aluminum pans on hand.
To use this method, you will need a disposable aluminum pan. Bake your brownies as usual. When they’re done, remove them from the oven and let them cool entirely. Then, cover and seal the brownies tightly with plastic wrap or wax paper.
Seal again inside of a plastic freezer bag. This will allow for another layer of protection while your brownies are being shipped across the country. They can be sent just like this, or you can spruce it up with an adorable brownie box.
Lastly, place the brownies in a sturdy shipping box. A brand new box is ideal. Used boxes can have blemishes that affect the overall sturdiness of the box, which could lead to brownie damage. Avoid this by using a new box with plenty of packing material such as newspapers.
How to Ship Sliced Brownies
Don’t have any disposable aluminum brownie pans lying around? While you might consider buying some for the future, it’s not necessary. You can always bake and slice the brownies instead. To use the sliced brownie method, simply do the following:
- Bake the brownies as normal.
- Let them cool down entirely before slicing.
- Slice using a plastic knife and clean the knife after each slice.
- Store the slices individually in foil or plastic wrap.
- Place all of the separate slices into one resealable plastic freezer bag.
- Stick inside of a sturdy, brand new box.
- Cushion the brownies heavily using packing material such as bubble wrap.
- Ship and enjoy!
While this method has a few other steps, you can rest assured that the brownies will arrive safely and undamaged from heat, humidity, or any other potential brownie-destroying elements. Not only that, but pre-sliced makes it easy for the recipient to enjoy right out of the box. Win!
Shipping Date is Important
While the methods mentioned above work fabulously, there is one more thing you need to keep in mind: when you’re shipping. Brownies don’t last forever. The last thing you want is to have your brownies sitting in the post office for so many days that they arrive dried out. No, thanks!
That said, your best option is to send brownies on a Monday morning. Bake them Sunday afternoon and give them enough time to cool down before packing. (Remember – brownies that are sealed while still warm can create sogginess and an undesirable consistency).
Why ship Monday morning? Because your brownies are likely to reach their destination quicker. If you try to ship on a Thursday or Friday, they might not make it onto the truck until Monday morning anyway. Better to be safe than sorry!
Shipping brownies to a client or loved one is one of the best feelings in the world, and now you know how to do it the right way! Do you still have some questions about this topic? Then take a look at some of these interesting, frequently asked questions by bakers just like you.
Can I send baked goods in the mail?
Yes! Plenty of baked treats can be shipped through the mail with ease. However, brownies are one of the better options because they are sturdier and have a longer shelf life than other treats, such as cupcakes. They are less likely to be affected while mailed.
Do brownies travel well?
Yes, since they are on the studier side compared to other baked goods, brownies tend to travel very well. Plus, they should still taste nice and fresh when the recipient receives them, making them the perfect surprise for a loved one far away.
Should I freeze brownies before mailing?
You can freeze brownies before mailing them, yes. This can help to ensure they do not get damaged while traveling across the world. Plus, it may help them last a bit longer since they will be frozen and won’t thaw until they reach your desired recipient.
How do I ship frozen baked goods?
You will need to bake and cool the goods, such as brownies, entirely. Then, package them in separate plastic bags or plastic wrap. Then, store them in a food insulator that can keep them frozen until they reach the recipient.
Shipping brownies is a cinch. All you need to do is leave them in the disposable aluminum pan or wrap them separately with plastic wrap or foil. Then, store them in a sturdy box that is heavily packed, so they arrive in perfect condition.
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