Cake boxes, made with lightweight cardboard, have a top that will fold to cover up what is in the box. During transporting of baked goods, these help keep the food from getting smashed or damaged. A wide variety is available which include many colors and many sizes. Other shapes are available also. They can hold donuts and many other products.
The boxes are not designed to be airtight. Whatever is put in them will need to either be eaten within a short period of time or put in another container that will keep them fresh. They are normally used when there is a large quantity of baked goods or for decorated cakes for birthdays or many other types. To clean up effectively after these occasions, the use of paper towel dispensers is needed.
Designs and lettering can be custom printed onto these boxes. Not all box supply companies have this option available though. Certain sizes and shapes can be special ordered or you can get them in a standard size.
The box can be labeled. This is nice so that everybody knows what is in each box and they do not have to fumble through every box to get what they are looking for. This is a huge help when there is a lot of different foods available in the same box. They can be distributed in these boxes with the sell by date and a price printed on them also.
Anybody can buy these. They can be bought in different quantities, from one to several at a time. They can be bought in only one size and color or an assortment of different sizes, shapes and colors. The most common color for these boxes is white but there are other colors that are quite common also.
Protecting crafts is a common use of this type of box. Crafts can be very delicate and keeping them from breaking is very important. Some people take them to craft shows to sell. These work great for this because it is good for displaying them also. Prices can be written on the box also.