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Plastic Container City Giveaway

by on February 23, 2012 · 190 comments

Remember Spatula City from the Weird Al movie, UHF?  Well, I’ve got something  better.  Out of Brooklyn, NY, it’s Plastic Container City — your one stop shop for plastic containers, unique cupcake decorations and various holiday themed packaging including  Easter decorating supplies.

For those of you tired of paying $3.99 for a cute box at the craft store, I highly recommend Plastic Container City.  After years of being a customer, I can attest that prices are competitive, service is speedy, and you’ll find things you didn’t even know you needed.  For instance, I’m putting in an order for these plastic cups with lids so I can package granola like Jo’s coffee shop here in Austin.  Ha!  There’s something for everyone, so have fun browsing.

In the meantime, why not try entering this giveaway?  Plastic Container City has generously put together a basket for one lucky reader.

To have a lovely basket of  packaging goodies shipped to you in time for your spring baking, just tell me how you usually wrap your cookies to give as gifts or carry. I will pick one random comment a week from today (February 29) and contact the winner the next morning.

Good luck! To all of you who haven’t won a giveaway yet, keep trying.

Now here’s a sampling of what’s in the basket.



White Tulip Baking Liners

White Tulip Baking Liners

cupcake pan

You can never have too many cupcake pans

Blue Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Too Cute! Blue Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Some green cupcake liners

Pastel Star Sugar Shapes

Pastel star sugar shapes will come in handy all year long.

Cupcake stand

A cupcake stand. It's disposable, but very cute.

Yellow Tulips

More tulips.

Green Sugar Pearls

Some neat green sugar pearls!

Happy Easter Cupcake Wraps

Happy Easter cupcake wraps

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Published on February 23, 2012
Carol G February 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I use a Pringles can :) I usually decorate the outside and place a piece of wax paper between each cookie, seal securesly and mail. You can actually place the address on the can and mail it. Otherwise I take them to someone in those cute ‘take-out’ boxes or one of my tins.

Jennifer February 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I am lazy and usually just use ziplock bags.

Stephanie Schiltz February 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I use pretty seasonal tins to match the occasion but usually its ziplock bags!

imergo February 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I buy expensive egg salad from Whole Foods so I can reuse the deli containers!

Natalie February 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I use cute takeout boxes or decorative zip locks.

Anna February 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

ziplock baggies with the fold over top. definetly easiest but not pretty at all!

Suzanne February 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I am guilty of buying cute packaging almost every time I go into Michael’s! I love cello bags probably the best.

Tracy February 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I use decorative cello bags I get from the dollar store. Your goodies look much cuter!

delia February 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I usually just wrap them in foil.

Bonnie February 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

I buy the Costco Chicken Caesar salad where they sell their hot dogs. The container has a snug fitting lid and is great for giving away cookies and fits muffins perfectly! Also from Costco, I purchase their WHITE paper sacks. For baking give aways, I first write on the outside what is inside I.e. “Cookies” or “Muffins” and put seasonal or holiday stickers on the outside. Then I place a plastic bag on the inside. This is a thin bag not Zip Lock bag. They are called “Food and Bread Storage Bags” on the Fred Meyer box. This plastic bag insert keeps baked goods fresher and prevents oil spotting on white paper bag, but you can skip it to keep cost down. I have a cleaver way to fold the top to provide a “handle”.

Martha February 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

I keep a stash of cellophane bags around that I close with a twist-tie or some curling ribbon.

stylefriendly February 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

I usually put them in Ziploc bags or a plastic Tupperware container so that I can transport a lot at once.

Ginny February 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I usually just use Tupperware-type containers unless it’s a special occasion. Then I use a decorative bag/box/tin.

Karen and Alexis February 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I have a budding baker! 13 years old her birthday party is going to be decorating cupcakes! Until I found this website we would creatively cut shoe boxes or use lunch bags! Now the girls can take home their cupcakes in style! Yeah.

Kat February 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Boring me…I either use ziploc bags or plastic holiday bags I find on clearance.

Monique February 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I love all of the cute packaging options at Michael’s…I’m addicted to the Martha Stewart line!

Kaitlyn February 26, 2012 at 6:31 am

I usually pack cookies in a cookie box or a tin, and sometimes I wrap them in a clear bag. Thanks!

Erin M. February 26, 2012 at 6:41 am

I usually use old plastic lunch meat containers!

Pamela Shank February 26, 2012 at 7:53 am

I have tried many ways but this year went back to using tins and tupperware containers. They seemed to work the best for me. What a cute gift basket.

Tracy C February 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

I usually display them on a tray or platter of some kind!

Erin February 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I buy the treat bags from Target or Michael’s and seal with a ribbon.

gwen February 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I like to roll in a ziploc bag and then wrap in tissue and secure each end with ribbon so it looks like a giant piece of candy……has become my signature look

gwen February 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I like to roll in a ziploc bag and then wrap in tissue and secure each end with ribbon so it looks like a giant piece of candy……has become my signature look

Cheryl R February 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I wrap the cookies in wax paper and place into small cute bags from the dollar store. I fold down the top of the bag, use a paper punch to make a hole in the center of the fold, and finish with curling ribbon thru the hole.

Norah S February 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

I use large chinese to go boxes with cute cut outs and lined with cello…

jennifer February 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

I dont know how many different cellophane bags i have…I like to bake and give cookies to my friends, family, and co-workers..they always love the different prints and patterns on the bags. Instead of the twist ties to close them I buy matching ribbon or raffia. It’s hard to walk by cellophane bags and not buy at least one package…:) When its for a big gathering of people I use a pretty seasonal platter or plate

Jaclyn Wolfe February 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

I typically stack cookies with rounds of parchment paper between them and then wrap with cellophane and tie at the top with a sassy ribbon!

Dee February 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

For bake sales I package cookies in cellophane treat bags from Michael’s, tie with ribbon and put recipe on back of bag with a label.

Lisa February 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

When it’s just for me to take out I usually use a Ziploc back, but when I went to bring some to a party or give some away I put them in a Tupperware-style container.

Deb Z February 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I package my goodies in cello bags along with a pretty ribbon.

Sarah W. February 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I normally put cookies in a cellophane bag and tie with cute ribbon.

Beth @ Hungry Happenings February 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I usually package cookies in decorated cellophane bags or in tins.

melissa@the hungry artist February 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Cool! I’ve never heard of this company here in NY. I use old restaurant containers that I line with parchment and wrap in decorative tissue for my cookies. :)

Anita February 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I try to re-purpose goods I have on hand — pretty boxes that previously held gifts, jars with a ribbon accent, etc.

beth February 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I buy seasonal decorative cookie sleeve bags from Michael’s or the Container Store if I feel like splurging. I love how you find out about these great stores and share your info. with us.


Wendy February 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I have my trusty tupperware to transport my goodies where i need to. If i’m giving as a gift, i’ve got some plain white bakery boxes that i like to decorate my self, or i wrap in a ‘goody bag’ and tie with colored ribbon.

Lynne Laino February 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I just checked in to get the name of your favorite container company! How perfect! Those cups would be great to send cupcakes to school or give friends! Great gift basket!

Jill K. February 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’m pretty lame — I usually just use the printed plastic bags.

ChristineO February 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

If I’m giving a gift of food, I tend to use disposable paper plates and ziplock bags, adorned with a fun label that I make using my home computer. You know, basic but cheap. No one seems to mind the packaging if the goodies are good. That’s where your blog comes in! I have found many keepers here. Thank you for your detailed critiques, pointers, and pics. Muchas gracias.

Julie U February 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I use clear cellophane bags with seasonal ribbons.

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