The plastic pods securely fit one cupcake

A Scottish cupcake delivery business has found a hygienic COVID-19 solution that will help to keep their customers safe.

Send Them Cupcakes is a small, family-owed business that delivers freshly baked, hand-decorated cupcakes UK wide. It was founded in 2014 by James McGoldrick and his wife Claire, who is the expert baker and confectioner who develops their cupcake selection.

Individuals can order a wide selection of cakes, offered in boxes of four, six, nine, and 16, starting at £10.90. Send Them Cupcakes is also well-liked by the likes of employers and other business owners who often order larger quantities of cupcakes as gifts for their staff.

as COVID-19 restrictions are easing and workplaces are reopening, James has been receiving requests recently from employers, specifically requesting individually packed cupcakes. This will allow employers to give each employee one cupcake each and limit the spread of germs by avoiding employers taking cakes from communal boxes.

He has found that individually packaging cupcakes before delivery would be unfeasible as it would not only take his own staff too long to do this, but it would also affect how well they travel as the quality of the cake would be affected.

Still, these larger orders are very lucrative, so James found a solution that would enable him to continue filling corporate orders while helping limit the spread of germs.

He has started offering Cupcake Pods and food safe gloves with larger orders. This allows his team to continue to pack the orders for delivery as normal, but when the cupcakes arrive, customers can wear the gloves and hygienically repack cupcakes and distribute them to individuals.

‘These larger orders are vital for a small business like ours,’ James says. ‘They mean a lot to us, especially as we come out of lockdown and the economy is restarting.

‘We were busy through lockdowns as everyone was kept at home and turning to online stores like ours for luxuries and treats. Since lockdowns have been ending, we’ve experienced a dip in how many orders we receive. Keeping busy keeps us secure, and large orders are brilliant for us.’