Thursday, April 17, 2014
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DIY holiday gift: cake in a mug

The gift receiver will love getting a gift the can use a couple of times and they get to make a delicious cake, in a mug!
The gift receiver will love getting a gift the can use a couple of times and they get to make a delicious cake, in a mug!

I love making homemade gifts and sometimes, as much as I hate too, I have to do it on the cheap. That is why I love the Dollar Tree! I can get so many cute items to make my DIY Gifts extra special, as well as practical!

One of my favorite gifts is my Cake In A Mug. First of all it is really easy to make and secondly you can get at least two to three gifts out of your supplies! The gift receiver will love getting a gift the can use a couple of times and they get to make a delicious cake, in a mug! Who wouldn’t love that?

Cake Ingredients: 

  • 1 box of cake mix any flavor ( I used Chocolate)
  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix

Add into a container and mix well. If your angel food cake had the egg whites separate make sure you add them too! That’s it :) We are ready to make a DIY Cake In A Mug Gift!

Cake in a Mug Supplies:  

  • Mug
  • Favor Bags
  • Basket Bags ( or the smaller bags if you can find them)
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Decorative Items ( I used a flower with bells attached, pictured above)

Step 1: Add 2 cups of the cake mixture to your favor bag and close tightly.

Step 2: Place the favor bag in your mug. You may need to mold it to get it to fit.

Step 3: Place your mug into the basket bag ( or smaller bag if you found one). If using a basket bag, gather it tightly and close it off. Using a pair of sharp scissors cut the top of the bag to fit.

Step 4: Cut your curling ribbon to size and tie around the bag. I used red and white. Tie or attach your decorative piece ( mine is the flower and bells) to the mug.

Additional Instructions:

On your card write out the following instructions:

“To make your Cake In A Mug add 3 tbsp of mix to 2 tbsp of water. Mix until just moistened and microwave for 1 minute. Feel free to add chocolate chips, nuts or any toppings you like!”

And there you go, a DIY Cake in a Mug Gift! It cost me about $5.00 for the supplies and I got two gifts out of it. Not bad!

Bobbie Seacrist is a home cook that hopes to be a chef one day. She owns/authors the popular food blog The Rebel Foodie, a blog that specializes in Food, Lifestyle and Tech posts. She lives in Maryland with her two teenage daughters and cat. When she isn’t blogging she loves to read, shop, watch movies, drink coffee and eat chocolate. 

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