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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
crystal February 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

For cupcakes, I have cupcake boxes and for cookies I use tins.

Martha T February 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

I usually am out the money for a cute plate because I certainly don’t want to give a gift of cookies that are in a ziplock bag. :) I will definitely be chekcing out Plastic Container City – I’m actually on their website now. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Pam C. February 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

I place the goodies on a cute plate and walk over to the neighbors house where the children get to them before I get in the door-so no wrapping necessary.

Diane February 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

Oh so many ways!!
I sometimes just use clear cello bags tied with a pretty ribbon that matches the theme or cookie colors .
I also like to put them in a pretty tin with pretty tissue paper.
I have also put them on a nice collectors plate covered in a colored wrap and the plate and cookies are the gift.
I have also put them with a cookie sheet and pretty matching pot holders as a gift with a big bow or matching twine of course…My favorite is to make gift baskets with a variety of cookies and
a few other special items that go with baking I do that yearly at Christmas :)
I love to make the “holder” something some one can also use if this is for a gift !

Pam S February 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

I mostly bake cookies for friends who use them for marketing, so usually I individually package the cookies in clear cellophane bags with a curly ribbon bow. I’d love this gift basket, though!

Georgianna February 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

College funds force me to use plastic wrap. Sometimes I get a little spunky and use ribbon from birthday’s past. Oh, grad school.

Polly February 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I have boxes that I use if I am giving a dozen cookies and tie with ribbon. I use cello bags and usually tie with tulle ribbon to match the occasion.

Jenn February 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Cookies go in clear bags with my little mini sealer used to tape it shut. Cupcakes are unfortunately usually on a plate and lots of prayers for no disasters

Pat R February 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I usually wrap the cookies in tissue and plastic wrap lined gift boxes. I don’t ship cooies but hand them out in person.

Valerie February 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I pack cookies in tupperware and use bubble wrap to line the box before I mail them!

Kristen Acosta February 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I individually bag them and tie it with whatever ribbon goes with the theme. It almost cost more to do that than to make the cookies (= Thank you for sharing, their prices are MUCH cheaper than I’ve been paying. So even if I don’t win the contest I still totally scored by learning about Plastic Container City!!!!!!!!!

Shelly February 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I like to package my cookies in chinese take out boxes from the craft store.

Patty February 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I use ziplock bags. For cakes I buy yard sale plates and give plate and all. Maybe I need to find cups or glasses for cookies.

Caley February 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have seasonal plates and often a color-coordinating plastic wrap. Ribbon always helps!

kristen b February 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

i like to use cheapie chinese take out boxes with a rustic bow

Karin Muserallo February 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I am an avid baker. The kids ( four of them ) have left the nest so it’s just me and hubby. I LOVE baking cookies – my favorites are snickerdoodles,peanut butter, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. I purposefully triple all the batches and let them sit in the refrigerator for a day or two! Then I start baking! We are having our bathroom done over so the men leave with cookies everyday! I use the red square Solo plates leftover from Christmas and tin foil. My daughter who teaches takes them to school and walks the plate around the school! I love it! Not very fancy but it’s the thought that counts! :)

Cindy B. February 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I usually wrap my cookies to give away in wax paper and put them in zip-lock bags. Not a pretty sight I know, but it’s what I have on hand.

Lorraine February 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

If for holiday gifts, I will use seasonal type paper plates or if out of those, will use plain and cover with wrapping paper, topped with clear plastic wrap, to make it more festive. Top with a bow :D Or if just giving away because baked too much, ziplock gallon size work great! lol
Great contest, thank you, I just found your site today!

Joanna from Colorado February 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

What a cute giveaway!
I usually package cookies that I make in stacks of 3 or 4 in a Ziploc baggie. If I ship them to my brother in Iraq, I put popped popcorn and newspaper around them. Sometimes my husband brings them to his work (and he’ll forget to bring any dish I send back, unless I nag him about it).
If I bring them to a potluck, I usually just use one of our old tupperware containers that will fit them all.

Juli February 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Ziplock bags or a paper plate covered in plastic wrap. I know, very sad!

Jan Harris February 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

HaHa, funny you should ask. I must confess that I use the lids from my Tidy Cat buckets. Of course I wash them first. I put a doily on the surface and use is as a tray. No-one can see that it says Tidy Cat. I joke that they are family heirlooms. I’ve got some in red, orange (perfect for halloween), blue and white. I should add, not as gifts, but for functions.

Andrea D. February 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I usually keep it simple and keep them in plastic bags or plastic containers. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Beth February 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I use a nice plate wrapped in cellophane or go get some holiday themed plastic containers or something at the store.

Alison February 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I keep it simple by stacking them in a clear cellophane bag and using curling ribbon to close it. I’ll attach a small label with a customized message, too.

Alicia Keen February 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

i usually put them on a plate with plastic wrap overtop

jan February 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Usually in tins!

Christina February 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I use boxes and special plates for cookies.

judith February 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I usually use whatever container is available. This isn’t always an attractive way.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

natalie (the sweets life) February 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

usually tied in baggies with a ribbon…or just plain old tupperware :)

Nicole M. February 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I usually use cellophane bags with pretty ribbons, but on occasion, i’ll splurge on fancy plastic chinese food type containers or cookie boxes. I could spen a fortune in the kitchen section of the Container Store.

Christine February 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I usually put cupcakes in rectangular tupperwares and cookies on a pretty paper plate wrapped in clear plastic. I’ve also used pretty chinese take out boxes for the cookies if I remember to get those from Michael’s.

Cookies4kids February 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I stack my cookies in corsage bags for larger cookies, and 3 x 12 clear bags for smaller ones. I tie the bag with a ribbon and make a cute tag telling what kind of cookies they are.

Judy February 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I package cookies in the see-through window bags from Paper Mart. I get the brown ones. Anna, you were the one who posted the website, I have been a consumer of them for years now.

Taylor February 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I put sugar cookies in bags and cupcakes in bakery boxes. Love the cupcakes liners! Hope I win!

Amanda February 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I like to make colorful bags out of cellophane and rIbbon, that way I can make multiple goodies for my friends and coworkers. I also like to make a basketweave cake and load the top of the cake with small treats for family gatherings.

Stephanie February 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I like to punch tops of brown paper bags with a eyelet style puncher and add a decorative ribbon or tag. It’s cheap and easy to personalize.

Kenni February 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I usually just go with those little cellophane bags and if I have a lot of them to transport, I’ll put them on a tray or in a cake box.

Sue February 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I use clear plastic cellophane bags and close them tight with some pretty ribbon.

Sue February 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I use clear cellophane bags and close them tight with a pretty ribbon.

Kara Dykstra February 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I usually gift cookies using brown paper gift bags stuffed with colored tissue. The actual cookies go inside printed cellophane bags within the paper bag. :)

Shannon February 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

For Christmas, I usually put cookies in tins for gift-giving. Any other time of the year, I normally put them in plastic cellophane bags and close with a ribbon or fancy twist tie.

Angel February 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

If the cookies are small I usually use Chinese takeout boxes, but if they’re larger then I use cellophane bags with ribbons.

Betsy February 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I usually wrap up my cookies in cellphone bags with twist ties. I love when they have the pretty printed ones for different holidays!

Supergoo February 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I wrap cookies in a clear cellophane bag with a cute bow. I think the wrapping is usually quickly trashed to get to the goodies!

van pham February 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

It just depends. Recently when I made cookies for Valentine’s day, I found some really cute ziploc bags to put them in. I have plastic cupcake containers for when I don’t want to use my cupcake carrier. But I think I am starting to embrace the white cardboard cake boxes. I found some that was the perfect size to put with the cookies and candies for the Valentine’s day goodies.

Michele February 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

if i’m just carrying them to school or something, i stack cookies in tupperware containers P:
if i’m giving them away, i can usually get away with stacking them in sandwich bags and twisting them closed with a short length of ribbon and they’ll still be cute!

Sherry February 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Most often I use plastic baggies or sometimes cute tins—depends on the who and the why!

Kelli February 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

ziploc bags in decorated cellophane package tied with ribbon curled using scissors.

JoeAnn February 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I make a lot of cupcakes and cookies for friends and family. So I shop at thrift stores to purchase fancy plates and tins to put them in. I tell everyone to keep the plate or tin and next time they bake, to make extra and pass them on. I have recieved a few of them back myself and sent them on to some one else.

Kim February 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

For the neighbors, I usually put cookies on a decorative plate and cover with plastic wrap. For ones that are being shipped, I will package them in tins or decorative boxes.

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