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Cupcakes from London to Brussels

Diest, Belgium
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Cupcakes from London to Brussels

Hey all,

I know it might sound funny but we (wife and I) are soon going to be in London for a weekend.

Would it be any problem to take some cupcakes back home? We're travelling with the Eurostar train.

We don't want to be forced to eat them just before boarding.. (or do we? :p)

cheers!

Kristof

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1. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

The last time I saw a group of people frantically guzzling cupcakes before boarding a train at St Pancras was, er, never.

Opened liquids must be finished before going through ticketing/immigration. Cupcakes (and other legal foodstuffs) in luggage are okay.

Diest, Belgium
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2. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

Okay, great! We'll leave some old socks in the hotel and use the extra space in our luggage for.. cupcakes!

Thanks!

cheers

Mesa, Arizona
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3. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

keep in mind if you put them in luggage, they'll likely get smashed unless the bakery protects them with lots of tissue paper or whatever bakeries can use. I would keep a couple extra for bribes (LOL!).

space coast, fl
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4. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

You can take your cupcakes home with you! No need to put them in the luggage.

Dunfermline, United...
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5. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

As long as the cupcakes don't contain any 'controlled substances' :-)

It has been known....

space coast, fl
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6. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

Ha,dicanio! Was it you?? ;-)

I thought that was just for coming back from Amsterdam!

Dunfermline, United...
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7. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

Not me Julie! I don't even like cupcakes!

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8. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

Why don't you take home 'cake mix' and make them yourselves when you get there, no worries about them being squashed, or smashed, and once you are home, you can put anything you like in the mix.....

www.bettycrocker.co.uk/product_detail.aspx…

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9. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

I was thinking that too, EW. Give a person a cupcake and s/he will have a treat to enjoy for five minutes. Give a person the know how to make cupcakes and s/he will have treats at any time, and will be able to create exactly what's desired.

A Genoise type sponge mixture will make a light cupcake but I think a Victoria sponge with more butter will give a better texture, especially with the different ratio of crumb (and the slightly crunchy brown top) to soft interior. A Victoria sponge should stay moist a bit longer as well, although small cakes shouldn't sit for more than a day or two before being eaten.

Icing - buttercream, and not too much of it (others' views will vary on this).

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10. Re: Cupcakes from London to Brussels

They could always make Lamingtons :-) No need for paper cases then :-)