December 1, 2010

The Muse’s Gift Ideas: Let Them Eat Cake!

Cake mmm…particularly cupcakes. Evil temptations but oh so delicious aren’t they? If you’re as obsessive about cupcakes as me and want a calorie-free beauty gift for a friend.

Check out this great gift idea!

If you’re an older reader you probably remember this gift idea from last year but lord knows I can’t help but bring it back because it’s so much fun particularly if you’re looking for a unique gift idea!

What do you need?

Some bakery boxes to start and some string! You know those cool pink boxes that your local bakery houses cakes, cookies, and other decadent treats in? Yup, those. You can get them in bulk on E-bay or head to your local bake shop and kindly ask if they might sell you a few.

Get some bakery string if possible. This can be purchased when you get the boxes from your fav shop (I’ve successfully gotten bakeries to string and boxes to me for as little as 50 cents, just ask nicely and a purchase is always kindly as well prior to asking “Hey, can I buy some boxes?” or you can get some in craft stores. If you want you can wrap your box with ribbon as well but I like going the string route as it makes what’s inside all the more fun.

Now the fun part….

Head to some of my favorite online shops and Etsy dealers and grab some soap shaped sliced of cakes, cupcakes, and cookies and place them in the box (be sure to line the box with pretty tissue paper or cupcake wrappers. You don’t have to go the soap route you can indulge in bubble bars or bombs for a nice bath, as Candied Bakery sells both shaped as cupcakes.

Add a tag and you’re done!

A perfect sweet treat for the bath lover in your life but be sure to put a “do not eat” tag on that box because some of these cupcakes and cakes look like the real deal.

Let’s have a look at a few selections you might want to include in your box!

Candied Bakery Peanut Butter Bubble Cookies
$4.95 (Break ’em in your bath for mounds of bubbles)

Candied Bakery Almond Maracoon Cupcake $9.95
Place it in a hot bath and watch if fizz into a frothy bath treat!

Candied Bakery Candy Cane Cupcake $9.95
Place it in a hot bath and watch it fizz into a frothy bath treat!

Candied Bath Eggnog Cupcake $9.95
Place it in a hot bath and watch it fizz into a frothy bath treat!

Choose from any number of gorgeous cupcakes for your gift by visiting

One of my favorite Etsy Shops, Dirty Ass Soap, carries a really sweet line of Bakery Cupcakes for $8 each.

If you aren’t one for cakes and cupcakes check out AJ Sweet Soap on Etsy which contains an array of soap cookies! 10 Oreo Cookie Soaps will set you back $10.

Want elaborate? My Nature’s Art on Etsy features some stunning cake soap slices! $6.30 a slice but ask for an entire cake and place it on a pretty cake stand to gift that special someone.

These are some of my ideas but the possibilities are endless particularly when shopping Etsy which has a range of all things sweet in the form of soaps, bath bombs, and bath bars.

If you’re looking for a unique gift, this seals the deal!