Sweet Travels: Expert Tips for Taking Your Baked Goods on the Go ✈️πŸͺ

Sweet Travels: Expert Tips for Taking Your Baked Goods on the Go ✈️πŸͺ

Jun 07, 2024Linda Lorkowski
Sweet Travels: Expert Tips for Taking Your Baked Goods on the Go ✈️πŸͺ

Remember that time I smuggled cookies into Brazil for my son's wedding? πŸ˜… (note; there was no actual smuggling involved, it's just good imagery; we followed all regulations and read them careful before traveling and even went beyond with our labels to ensure there was no issues on the border).

While most of your baked good adventures might not involve international customs, traveling with treats still requires some know-how. Whether it's a family road trip, a plane ride to Grandma's, or a simple picnic in the park, here are my tried-and-true tips for making sure your treats arrive as delicious as they departed.

Packing Tips for Every Occasion 🧳

  • Road Trips: For car travel, a sturdy container is key! Consider a hard-sided cooler for longer journeys to keep treats cool and prevent crushing.
  • Air Travel: Pack cookies and sturdy baked goods in your carry-on luggage. Wrap them well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for extra protection. For delicate pastries, consider a sturdy container with dividers to prevent shifting.

    Cookies for the most part will be OK to travel with, but be sure to label (if needed), and read the border requirements and restrictions carefully. Sugar can alert scanners in pass-through scans. Honey (alone) and other goods, sometimes produce, are very much not allowed - so make sure you check out which items are forbidden depending on airport, country. Finally, you won't likely have to claim them unless they are over $500 worth (that's a lot of cookies!).Β 

    My family has received dozens of comments from the airport security across the globe at various points commenting on how delicious the pastries look. Customers have also commented on there own journey, a decade ago we had an Admiral in the Navy celebrate one of his big events, we had to tell his wife she had take the cookies to cross borders herself since we do not ship internationally. There was no issues, they made it to the party.

  • Picnics & Potlucks: Choose treats that travel well, like our classic cookies, individually wrapped brownies, or sturdy loaf breads.

The Freezing Advantage ❄️

Did you know that freezing your baked goods before travel can help them stay fresh longer? It's true! Our cookies freeze beautifully. Simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or for a few hours at room temperature before serving.

Smart Storage Solutions πŸ“¦

  • Airtight Containers: For cookies and brownies, an airtight container is essential to keep them from drying out.
  • Parchment Paper: Layer parchment paper between cookies to prevent sticking and maintain texture.
  • Foil for Delicate Pastries: Wrap pastries like our nut rolls or poppyseed rolls in foil for extra protection.

Transportation Tips πŸš—βœˆοΈ

  • Temperature Control: Keep baked goods cool in a cooler or insulated bag, especially in warmer weather. If you are NOT traveling by plane,Β think about using ice packs.
  • Secure Placement: Avoid stacking heavy items on top of baked goods to prevent crushing. Take in-hand if possible if it's a small about, or use a rigid contain on outside to prevent crushing.
  • Carry-On Friendly: If flying, most baked goods are allowed in carry-on luggage, but check airline regulations for specific restrictions.

Linda's Kitchen: Your Travel-Ready Treats πŸ›«

At Linda's Kitchen, we understand the joy of sharing homemade goodness, wherever your travels take you. Our cookies and pastries are baked with care and packed with love to withstand even the most adventurous journeys. Browse our delicious treats and get ready for your next sweet adventure!

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