Have your cake and mail it, too

I love anything one can buy without having to schlep one’s tush to the store. In fact, while planning my wedding, I looked for any and every opportunity to shop from the confines of my office…then I wrote a book about it! I do understand that there are some folks who get a real kick out of going to the mall or exchanging pleasant banter with shopkeeps, but I’m guessing that for every one of them there’s someone like me who’d rather not spend their Saturdays braving the retail gauntlet.

Some things are just designed for online shopping–faux flowers, dresses, paper goods, and favors come to mind. Other things don’t fare so well when squeezed into a cramped mail truck. Thus far, all of my efforts to find fancy iced wedding and shower appropriate cake were for naught. Sure, you can buy cheesecakes and petit fours and rum cake, but the rigors of shipping heretofore demanded some degree of cakey stability, ruling out varieties commonly associated with nuptials.

Until now, that is…

Why’d I see this first thing in the morning? I’m going to be jonesing for cake all dang day now!

Fat Daddy Bake Shop takes cupcakes to the next level, packaging them in little canning jars for easy delivery via airmail. At $65 for ten 1/2 pint cupcakes–or should I call them jarcakes–it’s unlikely you’ll be sending your wedding guests home with sweets ensconced in glass. That price point does, however, lend itself to serving them to bridal shower and bachelorette party attendees or giving them to attendants as part of gift baskets.

And, happily, the flavor selection lends itself to NOM NOM NOMing. Were I to choose five, I’d pick the butter cake filled with coconut and layered with cream cheese frosting; banana cake with butterscotch chips and golden butterscotch frosting; brown sugar butter cake blended with toffee bits and topped with chocolate buttercream; vanilla cake with coffee, chocolate chips and layered with vanilla buttercream, and dark chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache, caramel and walnuts, topped with caramel buttercream and nuts. Then I’d lapse straight into a sugar-induced coma because I have absolutely no willpower to speak of.

10 Responses to “Have your cake and mail it, too”

  1. Alaina April 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm #

    Those sound so delightful that my salivary glands just had an involuntary reaction!! Thanks, NtB!! You could make an excellent food columnist.

  2. Melissa B. April 9, 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    Willpower is way overrated.

  3. La BellaDonna April 9, 2008 at 4:08 pm #

    Those who resist temptation don’t deserve to have any.

  4. Never teh Bride April 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    I’m going to adopt that as my new mantra, La BellaDonna.

  5. Twistie April 9, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    La Bella Donna, that is officially the pithiest thing I’ve read all day…possibly all year. It’s definitely entering the realm of my personal philosophy.

  6. me April 9, 2008 at 7:24 pm #

    Awesome. Those would be awesome party favors. Too bad about the cost, though.

  7. Style-ish April 9, 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    Best idea ever! I might have to order these and take them with me to my wedding in Jamaica. Thanks for the awesome find!

  8. talda April 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm #

    i’ve actually seen this on another blog…let me go google it right quick.

    http://www.diybride.com/2007/11/15/jar-o-cupcake-favor/

    it reads like they’re pretty easy to make. hmm, i think i may have to put this on my list of things to try.

  9. Never teh Bride April 11, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Thanks for the link, Talda — DIY Bride is, as always, totally awesome!

  10. Stephy Garmola November 12, 2008 at 8:44 am #

    i am going definitely going to check this out but i may try making them myself because they’re expensive. the PUCKER UP SUNNY CUPCAKE sounds really good, though!