Kate Spade Inspired Homemade Cake Balls Box

Last night I was in my office minding my own business, when Abby came in with a “great idea.”  Abby and her cousin, Lindsay, had spent most of the day making five different kinds of cake balls for a final AP Literature project for Abby and also for another cousin, Dalton’s, upcoming graduation party.  Anyway her great idea was that she wanted to give special gift boxes of cake balls to a couple of her teachers and the boxes needed to be homemade and cute, like a Kate Spade box.

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Kate Spade does a lot of black and white stripes and hot pink.  I translated that into a  Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo box with a belly band using the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is available starting June 1, but will probably be on backorder before the day is over.  I got mine early since I’m a demo.

Kate Spade inspired Gift Boxes designed by StampinUp demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

What do you think?  Abby was so happy and proud to give these to her teachers.  The teachers were impressed with the yummy homemade cake balls and were surprised we made the boxes.  This is another thing I love about being a Stampin’ Up demo.  I can make anything at a moments notice: teacher gift, hostess gift, birthday card or gift, school project, etc.  So those of you in Des Moines, invite me to something and see what I come up with for a hostess gift. 🙂

Kate Spade inspired Gift Boxes designed by StampinUp demo Beth McCullough. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

The inside of the box was cute too!  We put a piece of Parchment paper over the top of the DSP, but the design still showed through.  Are you curious what kind of cake balls Abby and Lindsay made?  German chocolate coated with chocolate and coconut- Superman’s favorite, Red Velvet coated with almond bark and red sprinkles, Strawberry Lemon coated with yellow almond bark and blue sprinkles-Abby and Lindsay’s favorite, Funfetti (white cake with colored sprinkles in it)  coated in chocolate with purple sprinkles and Oreos coated with almond bark and Rainbow sprinkles-Keegan’s favorite.  Each of the combinations represented different characters in comic books.  Don’t ask…it was part of the assignment.

Please leave me a comment  or question at the top of this post and also let me know if you’d like directions for my gift box.  I took pictures as I created the boxes, but don’t have directions written up yet.  I will do it if you want it.  I am now at the point where I can create any size box based on the  height and width of what’s going inside the box.  I used a Window Sheet to enclose the box so the recipients could see the pretty cake balls without having to open the box.

Superman and I enjoyed a special lunch out to celebrate our anniversary today.  This afternoon I convinced Sean he needed to purchase some new clothes before he heads back to Seattle.  I’m sure he was thrilled with a couple hours of mother/son bonding. (I actually enjoyed it very much, Sean- probably not so much)  Clothes shopping never seems to make it on his agenda.

Abby is officially a senior in high school and Keegan needs to survive one more day of final tests before becoming a junior in high school.

I had three things I was planning to put on Abby’s agenda for later this week: clean her room, clean her car and pack for Okoboji.  I was so happy when I got home today and Abby announced she had deep cleaned her car inside and out. Maybe if I don’t say anything the room and packing will get done too! 🙂

Hope you had a great day!

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  1. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Tonya! You are so funny. I am no where close to being Superwoman! The teachers did LOVE the cake balls and the packaging.

  2. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Rita! Without the parchment paper, the cake balls left a grease spot on the paper. I’ll ask Abby for her German Chocolate cake ball instructions.

  3. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Suzanne!

  4. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Pat. I passed your compliment on to Abby! She was very happy! Looking forward to our card swap and stamping get together next week.

  5. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Kate! Hopefully I’ll have them posted tonight.

  6. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Lucy! I’m working on the directions today. Thanks for asking.

  7. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Ruth! I appreciate your comments and love it when I wake up in the morning and there is an email from my friend Ruth in Australia! 🙂

  8. Tonya Denton

    I think we need to call you Superwoman!! I’m sure the cake pops were a hit as well as your packaging!! 😉

  9. RIta

    I would also like the directions for the cute box. Parchment paper is an awesome idea. Is it possible to get the recipe for the German coated chocolate cake pops? Thanks

  10. Suzanne

    I loved your cake pop box. When you get the directions written, I would love to have a copy

  11. Pat Knight

    I would love the directions for the box. Your daughter is so clever with those cake balls.
    Also did you get my message that I have my cards done for our challenge.
    See you next week.

  12. Kate C.

    Love the box! Would love to have the directions.
    Thanks, Kate

  13. Lucy

    So cute!! Will you share directions to this box too!

  14. Ruth S.

    The cake pops look great and I’m sure they tasted wonderful, too. You did a great job with the box, which is half the fun of the gift. Love your stories about family life.

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