My nephew is in Afghanistan. A couple weeks ago he sent a text to my brother requesting coffee beans (my brother is a roaster). So he shipped about 11 pounds of coffee and I included a batch of biscotti. \n\nMy nephew has shared the coffee with some of the guys. They’ve sent thank you’s and pic of themselves holding up the bags of coffee. The phots of these young men made me realize how important it is for them to have some connections to home. That food is a common bond. \n\n With the holidays coming up I want to send a much larger care package this time. I would like to include a variety of baked goods. But I really don’t have any experience shipping over that distance and in the desert conditions. \n\n If anyone has any experience shipping baked goods to soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, any suggestions on types of baked goods you have shipped their successfully would be appreciated. I’d like to send somethings in addition to cookies. But I don’t know if somethings like a pound cake or mini bundt cake will survive. We were told the package could be exposed to high temperatures. \n\n I placed each one of the biscotti in a cellophane bag marketed for wrapping large chocolate dipped pretzels. I then heat sealed the end. \n\nIf I ship a pound cake, it would need to be in a box or tin. But my concern is a metal tin might hold heat, causing rapid deterioration of the cake. \n\nAny tips on shipping cake— or even if cake is a good choice. \n\n They cannot tell us specifically where my nephew is, but the package my brother shipped took about 12 days to reach him.