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How Do I Mail Bread?

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CountryBoy

How Do I Mail Bread?

I have friends and relatives that want me to mail them my bread but I can not think of any convenient container for doing so.  Has anyone tried this and know of a good way to do it.  I just bought a computer and saved the styrofoam so maybe that would help with the safe packing material.  Any suggestions appreciated........

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dstroy

I have put breads that Floyd has made into paper bag, thrown that into a plastic grocery bag, and thrown that into a padded-with-newsprint box and mailed it next-day express mail to my family. It was just in a regular box! The trick was getting the breads baked on a day when a trip to the post office was convenient.

I learned that shipping to --Texas-- by UPS is a *very bad idea* in terms of price though. ouch. Evidently they have special rates for service to that one state.

However, my parents told me that they would gladly take breads he made even 3-day mail regular US Postal Service style, because they insist that even a few days old, they still like it more than what's in their area.

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CountryBoy

That is one nice Pink Pirate Cake in your blog....

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dstroy

haha thanks! He's asking for a Legend of Zelda cake this year. eep! I have my work cut out for me!