August 17, 2011
After I made these donut-muffin hybrids (“donuffins”), I decided it would be fun to send them on a long journey.
Why? I don’t know. I think part of it is that my fiancee had just left to go to Portland, Oregon, where we’ll be getting married in a few weeks, and I wanted her to try them. Also, I’ve been spending a lot of time at FedEx (sending out 3D printer parts) and I thought it’d be fun to see what happened if I sent these across the country. Nor, by the way, is this unprecedented or extremely eccentric behavior. Stan’s Donuts in LA, and Sesame Donuts - in Portland! - will FedEx you donuts overnight, too.
Packaging was a challenge. How do you make sure the donuts don’t get crushed, and also don’t dry out too much, without spending a lot of cash on packaging? I put the donuffins in a rigid plastic container, and sealed them within 2 plastic bags. Fortunately, I was able to fit this container inside a standard FedEx envelope, which made things cheaper. I sent them by 2-day shipping instead of overnight, to save a little cash.
They arrived safely and I am told they remained delicious! I made sure label the package carefully so its urgent contents would not be overlooked.