Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise

Cupcakes are one of my favorite treats and are a fun alternative to a typical birthday cake. It’s easy to choose your favorite cake mix, frosting and sprinkles to match your party theme and color palette. For Sarah’s Sweet 16 birthday we chose a combination of bright pink and turquoise for her dessert table. As favors, we created our own boxes of cupcake mix complete with envelopes of sprinkles, matching cupcake liners and baking instructions for her friends to take home.

Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise
Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise

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Cupcake Mix Favors

Makes 6 favors

• 2 boxes of your favorite cake mix (I chose Funfetti)
• Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing (I chose Petal Pink)
• Wilton sprinkles (I chose pink sugar and blue sugar gems)
• Large white gift boxes
Personalized rectangle labels
Text labels
Medium cellophane bags
Glassine envelopes
Personalized square labels
Personalized small circle labels

Step one: Divide each box of cake mix into thirds and fill six cellophane bags. Fold down the flap and secure closed with a small circle label. Turn over and place a text label with baking instructions on each bag.

Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise

Step two: Fill small glassine envelopes with sprinkles. Seal envelope closed with a small circle label and place a square label on the front for added decoration.

Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise
Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise

Step three: Place one cake mix package, sprinkle envelope and six cupcake liners into each gift box. Decorate with large rectangle labels.
Cupcake Mix Favors from Idea Land #sweet16 #birthday #favor #cupcake #garland #printable #pink #turquoise

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To create a Sweet 16 dessert table first download, print and make a matching “Sweet 16” garland. Arrange the favor boxes on a table alongside premade cupcakes for the birthday girl and her guests to enjoy!

Used In This Project:

Free Printable Alphabet Garland:

Alphabet Garland (Pink) (PDF)


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Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.


6 Comments

  1. Hello I wanted to know how you measured the cake mix I’m doing a baby shower and this will be a perfect favor

    • Did you put the frosting in the favor box? if so, what did you use to store it in the box? If not did you just use petal pink frosting on the cupcakes you put on display?

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