A cost-effective way to reuse those empty egg cartons is for mini cupcakes. They fit perfectly and assures you that your cuppies make it to their destination unharmed. I actually save them for forming fondant petals, too :-) There's a practical tip from me to ya!
Trisha said the mini cupcakes were gobbled up in no time. They loved it so much! Yay! In fact, one lady enjoyed it so much she rang me that very day and ordered four dozen minis for her Granddaughter's 5th birthday that weekend. She requested chocolate cupcakes with strawberry icing and something really girly with hearts. I wanted to really make this special, so I crafted five hearts on toothpicks to represent the child's age, and a single heart with a "happy birthday" message on it. This is what the sweet minis looked like...
here. Well, she had been craving them so much she ordered another dozen, but this time all with cream cheese frosting, for a hightea she organised with some of her girlfriends. What fun! I decided to dress these lovelies up in something sexy and burlesque, so I used a baroque designed cupcake wrapper for them.