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The Importance of Cake Boxes and the Different Types You Can Choose From

The Importance of Cake Boxes and the Different Types You Can Choose From

One word to describe cakes: heavenly.

With their creamy-dreamy icing enveloping a soft and delicately sweet cake, not to mention the myriad of beautiful decorative elements added to them-- they’re simply irresistable.

But one wrong move and that entire heavenly creation could get ruined or worse, come tumbling down. Thankfully, we’ve got something to keep those cakes looking pristine and protected, and that’s cake boxes.

Cake boxes may just seem like ordinary cardboard boxes. But they can be so much more, and are vitally important for cakes and other pastries.

The Significance of the Humble Cake Box

While cake boxes may be plain and boring compared to the tasty treats they hold inside, they are far from useless. Cake boxes and other bakery boxes:

  • Keep cakes and other pastries fresh and protected - The last thing you would want is a fly landing unceremoniously on your freshly frosted cake. Cake boxes do the important job of protecting your cake from outside elements (such as bugs, dust, and impatient little fingers wanting to swipe that icing!), thereby keeping them fresh, looking good and tasting good.
  • Make cake and pastry purchase and delivery a lot easier and more convenient - Imagine how difficult it would be if all you had was aluminium foil or plastic wrap to carry your cake! Cake boxes make purchasing and transporting your cakes and other pastries so much easier and more convenient. With these boxes, you can basically bring cakes and pastries to any event or location, and keep them in the best condition.
  • Can act as gift boxes - With the addition of a colourful bow, decorative ribbons, and a cheery gift card, your cake instantly turns into a special gift inside its gift box!
  • Can help with marketing - Cake boxes can help promote your brand by sporting your logo, or a bright colour or eye-catching design consistent with your brand.

So you see, the cardboard cake box can do so much more, and there are several different types that you can choose from!

3 Types of Cake Boxes

Cake boxes can come in different styles and sizes. Here are among the most common:

  1. Fully-enclosed cardboard cake box - This is probably the most common type of cake box. These boxes can be made of brown cardboard or white milk board, often with a glossy outer finish and a matte interior finish. Some can have separate lids while others have a flip lid that is connected to the rest of the box. They come in a variety of sizes to suit just about any size and shape of cake, and can also be used for pies and cookie cakes
  2. Window patisserie box - A window patisserie box is a box with a clear plastic ‘window’ on top of the lid where one can clearly see what is inside the box. These boxes are perfect for cakes that have a special message or decoration on top that you would like to feature. They give people a mouthwatering preview of the sweet treat they are about to eat. They offer great visibility, presentation and visual impact. And because they come in all shapes and sizes, they can also be used for cookies, cupcakes, muffins, tarts, brownies and other pastries.
  3. Cupcake box with window - Much like the window patisserie box, the cupcake window box has a ‘window’ on its lid with which you can see the contents of the box. This box however, has an insert made specifically for cupcakes. The inserts ensure that the delicate cupcake icing isn’t damaged while loading or unloading the cupcakes from the box, and also keeps the cupcakes in place while in transport. These boxes are designed specifically for cupcakes, but they can be used for muffins as well.

Wondering where to buy cake boxes like these? Look no further than Alpha Food Packaging. We supply all kinds of cake boxes, cupcake boxes, as well as cake boards and cake trays of all shapes and sizes. If you currently own a pastry shop or bakery in Australia, you could get a great deal by buying cake boxes wholesale from us! Get in touch with us now on 1300 799 201 to enquire.

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