How to Make Your Own Small Cake Box

Written by roxy freeman | 13/05/2017
How to Make Your Own Small Cake Box
Make the boxes in contrasting colours to the cake's toppings. (Chocolate cup cake with peacan nuts and choc chips image by Sophia Winters from

Making cakes is a fun and creative pastime. Not only do home-baked goods keep family and friends happy, they also serve as wonderful gifts. To make your small cake look even more special and personalised, make a small cake box. A small cake box will protect the cake in transit, as well as looking adorable. Choose decorations for the box according to your friends' tastes and hobbies.

Lay the piece of card on a flat surface. Measure the card, and mark 20 centimetres by 20 centimetres. A 20-centimeter card will result in a box with a base of approximately 6 centimetres. Adjust the size according to the size of your cake. Cut out the marked square on the card.

Draw an X through the middle of the piece of card, using a ruler. Fold one corner of the card into the centre of the X. Repeat with each of the four corners. Firmly press down the folds, to create firm creases. You should now have a half-sized square.

Fold the sides of the small square to the centre, one at a time. Press down firmly to make deep creases. Lift the new folds, so they are standing vertically to create double-sided walls. When all sides are raised and even, put a small amount of glue under each corner on the floor of the box. Secure the corners to the base of the box by pressing firmly.

Tie the ribbon around the box to hold the sides in position. Tie the ribbon in a tight knot, followed by a decorative bow. Put the cake inside the box.


Line the box with crepe paper to make it even more decorative.

Tips and warnings

  • Line the box with crepe paper to make it even more decorative.

Things you need

  • Piece of card
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

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