It's been a while since I've written a blog! But with summer approaching I'm frequently getting asked about how to take care of your beautiful bouqcakes in the lovely summer weather (she says whilst drafting this in the middle of the pouring rain with a howling gale as a soundtrack).
Each bouqcake (or box of floral cupcakes) is created to order, especially for you. As a freshly baked product with no preservatives, the shelf-life is relatively short and so it's important to take good care of the cakes, especially if you're not going to eat them the second you collect them!
Below are my top five tips* for looking after your bouqcake. If you have your own tips, please feel free to add them in the comments below.
Tip number 1. Your bouqcake doesn't need watering. It's actually cake, even though our bouqcakes are frequently mistaken for the real deal.
Unless that water contains tea or coffee. Then that's okay - but on the side.
Gin is better still. But a few hours later when the kids are in bed. Or if you don't have kids, any time after 11am is acceptable if it's not a work day
Tip number 2. Your bouqcake needs to be kept out of sunlight. It's already in bloom when it arrives so it needs no further help to bloom. In fact sunlight will make it melt. So keep away from direct sunlight. And children, pets or any other people you don't want to share with.
A cool, shaded place is better - particularly in summer. If it's super hot, the cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated before being gently returned to room temperature.
Tip number 3. You can keep your bouqcake in its packaging for up to 24 hours as long as its in a cool place and out of direct sunlight
Don't pop it out in the garden for a bit of sunshine or rain. Unless it's about to be scoffed alongside a nice cuppa!
If you need to store for a couple of days it is best to pop the cakes into an airtight container. If you can resist them that long!
Tip number 4. If you can't manage to eat all your cupcakes in one go, you have three options
a) Invite me round and I'll stand at an appropriate distance and eat them for you
b) Pop them into an airtight container and eat within a couple of days
c) Pop them into an airtight container and freeze for up to a month. Or if they are in a cupcake box, triple wrap the box in clingfilm and freeze for up to a month.Defrost slowly for a few hours and once at room temperature eat within an hour.
At the moment, I think a) still isn't allowed so I'd suggest going with tips b) or c).
Tip number 5. When travelling, it is really important to place the bouqcake in the flattest part of the car. This is the boot. So make sure you clean out all the j
unk (yes, I do mean you!) before you collect. If you really can't put it in the boot then place it in the passenger footwell. And if you have a passenger, put them in the boot (just kidding). Please don't put it on a seat or on someone's lap for so many reasons (corners, emergency stops, direct sunlight).
Think of your bouqcake as a dog. Don't leave it in a hot car. It will melt really quickly. If you have to travel and it's warm, ask me for advice at the time of booking. You might be better off with collecting frozen boxed florals, packing them in a cool bag with ice packs and they will slowly defrost as you travel.
We also offer a range of packaging upgrades including gift bags and presentation boxes which can provide additional protection for travelling.
And that's it for now. You're welcome! Rebecca xo
* These have previously been shared on our Instagram account.