How to Make Custom Cake Boxes ~ Inexpensive and Professional

~ Cake Boxes ~


So here’s the deal with standard bakery boxes.  I searched high and low for some nice, professional looking bakery boxes that my cakes would fit in. <<<  Those are the two key words here.   My cakes are ALWAYS too tall!  Do you have that problem? I found a few premium cake boxes on the market that were taller than the standard 5″ or 6″ box,  but they were expensive.  Not something you could send down the road with every little cake order that comes along.  Sure, for those BIG ticket orders you don’t mind shelling out for an expensive box that you will never see again.  But for your everyday inexpensive little cakes… nope!


Custom cake box tutorial

Time to get crafty!

So me, having the crafty brain that I have,  decided to make my own pretty and INEXPENSIVE cake boxes.  Follow this tutorial and you can too!  This is an inexpensive way to create beautiful, custom cake boxes for your business.  Check out the Recommended tools and supplies links at the bottom to see what I used in this tutorial.  I think you are going to love making these boxes and customizing them to match your business.



Custom Cake Box Tutorial ~ Shani’s Sweet Art

Here is a break down of my approximate cost per box

8″ x 8″ x 8″ (fits 6″ cake) = $1.77

10″ x 10″ x 10″ (fits a 8″ cake) = $1.72

10″ x 10″ x 12″ (fits a two tier 6″,8″ cake ) = $2.02

12″ x 12″ 18″ ( fits a 3 tier – 6″,8″,10″ cake) = $2.23

Not bad for a sturdy, professional, awesome cake box!!

Here are the tools and supplies I use for making my custom boxes



Custom cake box tutorial

Ok guys, get cracking’!  I want to see some of your lovely cake boxes out there!  If you post photos anywhere be sure to tag me at Shani’s Sweet Art!  Go forth and make boxes!

Have a Sweet Day!!

About Shani

I am a professional cake and sugar artist sharing my passion for making sweet things beautiful

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