I have a fabulous cupcake carrier. I love it. I can carry up to 36 cupcakes at a time! This is perfect for a cupcake-a-holic like myself. But here’s my dilemma: I can get all my little lovelies in to the carrier perfectly, but I almost always stick a finger in the frosting trying to get them out!
I’ve tried tilting the tray of cupcakes and going after the cupcakes with Operation-style precision, but nothing seems to work. The same high sides that keep them perfectly in place prevent me from grabbing them out of the tray when we reach our destination. Then I noticed that the fabulous cupcakes from Hey Cupcake come in boxes that have little finger dents on the side of each cupcake slot and I began to wonder if I could do a little carrier remodel on my own…..
It was my brother who came up with the break through solution (pun intended). He suggested if I just drill a hole in the bottom of the cupcake tray, I could push the cake up with my finger thereby allowing me to grab the edges without messing up the icing. Genius.
Here we are ready to go to work! And before you ask, yes that is my kitchen table that I’m drilling over. My wooden kitchen table.
Now’s a good time to think about doing this project on a workbench. But let’s carry on anyway.
After a bit of trial and error, I found that a slow to medium speed left me with the cleanest holes. If you drill too fast, you’ll end up cracking the tray and usually leaving a big chuck of funky plastic chips, like the hole in the bottom right hand corner.
But that’s OK, it’s still totally functional. I just sanded it down a bit and it’s not a problem.
Now for the true test. Let’s load her up with cupcakes! Yup, as you can see, it’s not much of a lift, but it’s all you need to get your cupcakes out freely! Perfect, I think I’ll go make some more cupcakes.
PS – No kitchen tables were harmed in this remodel. Whew!