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Friday, January 29, 2016

Cupcake Boxes | Another Easy Valentine's Day Treat

Homemade Gift Giving

When I started this store, the concept was to make giving homemade beautiful gifts easier and accessible.  I know that when it is time to think about what Valentine's Day treats (usually the day before...) we will take to school or to a party, the less errands to run the better.  We don't have time to go to Michaels for the right cupcake papers, Hobby Lobby for the boxes plus Target for some cute cards.  It is my goal every season to bring you darling ideas that are easy and allow you to experience giving gifts at a new level - the world of "homemade."

This box of cupcakes is the perfect example - sure to receive ohs-and-ahs from your recipients, a box full of cupcakes (except for the one missing...oops!  can't imagine what happened to it...) is such a nice gift.  All of the supplies can be purchased from my store in one simple order.

The only thing you need to supply is the cake mix and some frosting.  That's right, I said cake mix.  With just one mix, you can create 24 cupcakes - double that (in the same batch to make it easy!) and you will have 4 of these boxes full of cupcakes to give.  In our house, we send 1 to school, 1 to drop at a friends or neighbor, 1 to work with Mike and one to keep.  Lots of Valentine's joy delivered from a simple project.

I know it is not typical to expect friends or neighbors to give Valentine's gifts to each other - but all the more reason to.  Maybe you've always hoped you would have time to plan for and give thoughtful gifs for small holidays or just because.  The trick is not to have more time, but to be able to make beautiful things in less time - so you are more likely to actually accomplish it.

Ok, so what if you are not into baking at all - maybe you just like wrapping and packaging?!  A box filled with bakery donuts or cupcakes is just as great, especially when you dress it up in your own way.

Supplies :

Rectangle Window Boxes, $10 for 10

Giant Heart Sprinkles, $10

Heart Tags, 20 for $6

Papaya Pashmina Satin Ribbon, 25 yards $12

Pink & Red Cupcake Wrapper Kit, 48 for $5.50

The trick to getting the perfect swirl is to use a disposable pastry bag (Disposable Pastry Bag, 100 for $14).  I just snip off the end - no tip needed - to get the smooth swirls.

Here is a link to my favorite frosting recipe for cupcakes > 

I hope everyone is planning a fun weekend - the weather here is going to gorgeous.  Can't wait... starting to feel a bit like Spring!

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