How to make a custom cake box tutorial

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!

How to make a 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 (these prices are for craft colored boxes, white boxes cost a little more)

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 some helpful links for some of the tools and supplies I use for making my custom boxes


8″ x 8″ x 8″ white boxes


10″ x 10″ x 12″ white boxes


12″ x 12″ x 18″ white shipping boxes


Clear Cellophane


Double Stick Adhesive Roller

8″ x 8″ x8″ Craft Shipping 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!!


How to make professional looking custom cake boxes


  1. That is ingenious!!!! ??

  2. Tammy LaPenta

    Awesome! Can I share this link on my Facebook page?

  3. Crystal Newman

    ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for sharing

  4. Maria Cruz Pagan

    YeY, what a awesome idea, thanks!!!

  5. Vuanita Niblett

    Wow thanks for sharing. What type of ribbon did you say you liked using.

  6. Another problem I have is that my 10 inch round cake won’t fit into a 10 inch box because of the decorated cake board. I wish they would make them a 1/2 inch larger. I buy packing boxes from Wal-Mart for my two plus tiered cakes. Thank you for the idea.

  7. Brandi Hugar


  8. Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing this with those of us who can’t find a tall cake box anywhere without paying an arm and a leg! <3

  9. Great tutorial for learning to make custom cake boxes. Thanks for sharing valuable post.

  10. Maria B Rugolo

    I think you’re amazing and I’m confused. I have a cake on a 12 inch round board. When you give dimensions for the size of the cake are you referring to the actual cake or allowing additional inches for the board. I apologize if this is a stupid question. Its obvious I’m sure that I’m brand new to this whole process. Look forward to checking out more of your incredible website and tutorials.

  11. Awesome idea what size box would you recommend for a 14” cake drum

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