Tamara's Corner - Valentine Cake Ball Boxes

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I wanted to create something that was simple, something that even a newbie to SVGCuts.com and SCAL could take on! I love giving little treats for the holidays and anyone would be thrilled to receive one of these treat boxes! My kids went crazy for these! I've included the recipe for anyone who would like to make these cake balls. Or, you can make miniature cookies, Oreo truffles, etc. Not too great in the kitchen? Buy some yummy treats to fill up your boxes!

SVG Collections Used

Rosie's Ribbon Strips SVG Collection
Charlotte's Favor Boxes
Tags Galore SVG Collection

Dimensions

Here are the exact shapes, sizes, and colors I used. Size to the dimensions shown below with "Keep Proportions" checked in the Shape Properties window unless otherwise noted with height dimensions.

Box #1 (red with pink ribbon)

Truffles Freebie
(Chocolate truffle) chocolate.svg 1.75" wide dark brown
pink_squiggle.svg 1.75" wide ivory
Rosie's Ribbon Strips SVG Collection
4.svg 11.25" wide glittery pink
Charlotte's Favor Boxes (lids)
plain_scalloped.svg 11" wide Printed DCWV paper
SCAL shapes
heart .5" wide glittery pink
heart shadow dark brown
lips 2" wide red
font of your choice for 'X' .50 wide per 'X' brown

Box #2 (Pink with brown ribbon trim)

Truffles Freebie
(vanilla truffle) chocolate.svg 3.25" wide glittery red
(vanilla truffle) heart.svg 3.25" wide glittery dark brown
Rosie's Ribbon Strips SVG Collection
8.svg 11.25" wide glittery dark brown
Charlotte's Favor Boxes (lids)
plain_scalloped.svg 11" wide Printed DCWV paper
SCAL shapes
heart 1.25" wide red

Box #3 (Lrg. Brown scalloped circle "sweet")

Tags Galore SVG Collection
19.svg (break apart/remove hole) 2.75" wide glittery brown
Charlotte's Favor Boxes (lids)
plain_scalloped.svg 11" wide Printed DCWV paper
Truffles Freebie
(vanilla truffle) vanilla.svg 2.75" wide embossed light pink
(vanilla truffle) vanilla.svg 2.75" wide red
(vanilla truffle) chocolate.svg 2.75" wide glittery brown
(vanilla truffle) chocolate.svg 2.75" wide glittery white
(vanilla truffle) heart.svg 2.75" wide red
Font of your choice to spell "sweet" .5" high ivory

Design Tips

Glittery paper, 3d glue dots, glossy accents and a little embossing go a long way! Texture and dimension help the cuts to really stand out. Add glossy accents to the paper 'frosting' and hearts! Super cute! Attach a tag with to personalize!

Directions

  • First, I cut out all my boxes. I used the plain scalloped lid for these. Score and fold. I really like to use Wonder Tape when making any 3d items. The tape allows you work fast without having to wait for glue to dry. I used the 'Sweet' collection from DCWV for the printed paper. The glittery and solid's are also DCWV (found at Michaels or Joanns).
  • Cut your paper ribbons and secure them to your boxes with glue or Wonder Tape.
  • Attach all your cut outs with glue and 3d dots (or 3d foam squares).
  • For one of my boxes I used some heart shaped brads from Joanns. They match perfectly!
  • If you are making these to hold cake pops, you will need to get some styrofoam and paper gift basket stuffing. Cut your styrofoam to fit snug inside the box (2.5" x 2.5" and about 1" high. Add some hot glue to the inside of the box to be sure your styrofoam won't move. stuff in a little gift basket stuffing (I used paper crinkle) and then you're ready for the treats!

Cake Ball Recipe

Tamara Tripodi - SVGCuts Design Team Artist

What you need:

  • 1 box cake mix of your choice (or make cheesecake!)
  • 1 can of frosting (No frosting if using cheesecake)
  • A package of lollipop sticks (I used Wilton)
  • Some decorative sprinkles (Wilton)
  • Decorative mini baking cups (Again, Wilton brand)
  • Small shaped cutters if you'd like (Wilton)
  • Candy chips to melt down (Wilton -- surprise, huh?)

Directions:

  1. Bake the cake according to box directions. Once it's done, dump it out into a large bowl and break it up a bit. Make sure it's cooled or your frosting will melt and make it too gooey!
  2. Mix in half a container of frosting. Once you mix it well set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  3. Once the mixture firms up a bit roll it into balls and put one of the lollipop sticks inside. Lay onto a plate with wax paper and freeze for 30 minutes.If you want shapes, roll mixture out to about 3/4" thickness. Cut shapes, add sticks and then place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt your candy coating as directed on the package. Dip your cake pops, add sprinkles and enjoy! They are frozen so the candy will set pretty fast so work quickly if you want the sprinkles to stick!
  5. Get creative! Use a decorator bag and add dots, stripes, text, hearts, squiggles, etc!
  6. Enjoy!


16 Responses to “Tamara's Corner - Valentine Cake Ball Boxes”

  1. thienly Azim January 12, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    These boxes look amazing! Tamara – you did amazing job with your first project! Love the colors, simpleness and your photos! You ROCK!!! Can’t wait to see more from you!

  2. Lenae January 12, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Love these. Girl you are so creative. I wish I didn’t have a stupid chest freezer. I want a new refrigerator now so I can make these treats.

  3. Calicreationz January 12, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Awwwww these are too cute to eat!!! Love the mini boxes! Great job!

  4. Lyndee January 12, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Great job!! I am so excited to follow your stuff now that I have a Cricut, it was just too depressing before LOL!! I can’t wait to try some of your cute projects!! Thanks!!!

  5. Jessica January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Tamara, I have loved your projects from when I first saw you on SVGcuts.com… I love all of them! You have great talent! Definately making these cake pops for the kids! :)

  6. Tamara Tripodi January 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Thanks so much!!

    Lenae.. You can stick them in teh frige instead. just for about 2 hours or so so they firm up really good!

    Lyndee! Hey girl! Muahaha! Welcome to the dark side! If you haven;t already, get SCAL!!

  7. Laura January 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    been making cake pops for years. Love the boxes to put them in.

  8. Amy January 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Awesome Tamara – all of your creations rock!

  9. Lisa January 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Love your project Tamara. The boxes and the cake pops look good enough to eat!

  10. Carmen Lucero January 12, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Such sweet treat boxes. Thanks for sharing your cake ball recipe!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

  11. SusieQ January 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Thank you for sharing the cake pops recipe and clear instruction. Your paper creations are awesome too!

  12. Maggie January 13, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    So cool to see you on here (my 3 babes from G F). I love all your creations. Not surprising that you are on the design team at SVGcuts!! Love the cake ball boxes!

  13. Theresa January 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    thanks Tamara.

  14. Julie January 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    These are awesome Tamara!! This was actually the first project I tried out with SCAL since I just purchased it, and your instructions were wonderful! Here is a link to my final product!
    http://queenbeegymboree.blogspot.com/

    Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  15. Susan Wilson Ross January 15, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    My local bakery makes cake pops already, so I’m half way there — well, maybe just a step or two ahead! I am making some of these for Chef Karen for window display. She will flip. Great job!

    BTW, I do not have the lips and the heart shadow in my basic shapes. Is it possible to import the SCAL 2 basic shapes library into the SCAL 1 program? Maybe I should just write Crafter’s edge?

  16. Belinda Brown January 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    You know they are adorable, BUT I would so eat them and push kids out of the way to get to them…..is that bad?
    Anyhoo…magnificent job on putting it all together, the whole project came out beautiful!