September 9, 2014


We’ve been gone for the summer while we built our new blog. But now we’re back–bigger and better.

So we thought we’d start where we left off–with this sweet petite project–and its easy, breezy recipe.

As they say: Good things come in small packages. And these tiny GIFT BOX CUPCAKES are definitely a good thing. They’re sure to be a big hit at any celebration.

Here’s how we did it:

First we had to create square cupcakes. We used a foil liner with a pattern. We pinched the liners to create four corners. We placed as many as we could fit into a 9 by 13 inch cake pan (which came to about 20-24 liners). That helped them keep a square shape.

Then we filled each liner 2/3’s full with batter and baked according to cake mix instructions. Once they were baked and cooled, we pulled them apart, like a pull-apart cake.

We frosted the tops of our square cupcakes with vanilla frosting and added a few confetti sprinkles, which we color-matched to the liner.

Then we rolled the top of each cupcake in white decorating sugar to coat them.After that, we smoothed out the tops, using an offset spatula. We removed the excess sugar with a dry pastry brush.

This gave us a great sparkly package with polka dots.For the bows and ribbons, we used stick chewing gum: Big Red for pink, Juicy Fruit for yellow. (We split the chewing gum sticks lengthwise to give them a thinner look.)

And that’s a wrap!

Do not open till dessert time!!


Happy Cupcaking,

Alan and Karen


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