Bake Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers “new flavors and cupcake inspiration” right to your door. Yep, it’s basically a “cupcake box”. How cute is that?
For $19/month (less with longer subscriptions), you’ll get a box that includes the recipe of the month, at least one high-quality baking ingredient, and various decorative supplies (cupcake liners, toppers, decorating sugars, etc).
Bake Box kindly sent me both the September and October boxes to review. The September box featured Salted Oatmeal Toffee cupcakes with Whipped White Chocolate Buttercream, which would be hard for me to veganize, since it already came with a big bag of white chocolate. I decided to pass that box along to my niece, who LOVES making cupcakes (and doesn’t give a rip about veganism). The October box featured Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, which were super easy to veganize, so that’s the box I’ll be officially reviewing. 🙂
The box was packaged neatly and sealed with a cute Halloween-y black cupcake sticker. (Though it could be a horribly burnt cupcake? Nah, we’ll go with Halloween-y.)
A welcome card was fastened to the lid, explaining the featured recipe and listing the contents of the box. Apparently, it’s the 10th anniversary of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Happy anniversary, PSL! I’ll send you an e-card or something.
The box — first look. Recipe on top, goodies underneath.
You can’t have Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes without Pumpkin Spice Latte, right? Hells no, you can’t. Thankfully, they’ve included two Starbucks Via packs to give your cupcakes that authentic PSL flavor.
Festively colored cupcake liners (wrappers?) were also included. There were enough for 18 cupcakes (as the recipe conveniently yields). The suggested frosting/topping was plain ol’ whipped cream, which was to be added using the baker’s bag and tip included. However, I used a tub of (vegan-friendly) vanilla frosting instead.
How pretty are these sugar leaf decorations?? Love them! I didn’t count each one, but I’m guessing there were enough to top each cupcake. I doubled up on a few, so I had a few leaf-less ones. Oops! Oh, there were also acorns, which I didn’t see until after taking these initial “unboxing” photos. So. Cute.
The recipe was super easy to veganize. It called for 4 eggs, which I used Egg Replacer in, well, place of. I also swapped out the regular milk for soy milk. Oh, and the whipped cream frosting for the vegan canned stuff. Simple!
I was very pleased with how the well the recipe worked out. I baked the cupcakes for the exact amount of time listed on the card and they came out perfect. I’m always nervous about trying new recipes, especially when I have to veganize them, so I was totally relieved that this one went so smoothly.
I LOVE how they turned out! My favorite season in the form of a cupcake… I’m not worthy. (Pfft… Yes I am!)
I just MAY have eaten 6 of these in one sitting. SIX. I blame the cute little acorns…
I think it’s safe to say that I was very happy with my Bake Box. The recipe worked flawlessly, even after having to tweak it to fit my diet, and the decorations were adorably festive. Home-freakin’-run!
Bake Box has awesomely agreed to give my readers a chance to win one free month of cupcake bakin’ goodness AND a fun little cupcake stand (see below)! Yay!
As always, just click the image below and scroll down to the Rafflecopter to enter!
Good luck & happy baking!
Disclosure: I was given this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Contest open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment will be handled directly through Bake Box.
The last cupcake I ate was vegan, vanilla with chocolate frosting. It came from Melt Eclectic Deli, in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. (They also have the best vegan Philly cheesesteak, with house made seitan, EVER!)
Way to make me hungry! 😉
Thx for a cool & yummy giveaway! My last cupcake was chocolate with vanilla frosting decorated for Halloween from the grocery store. It was gross. Lol
I love the idea of this box. The cupcakes look like they came from a bakery instead of being home made.
Woah, thanks! 😉
We made them and ate them at home. They were from scratch, chocolate with peanut butter icing minis!
We just made Pillsbury’s Caramel Apple cupcakes the other day! I found the mix in the seasonal aisle at Target 🙂
I ate my last cupcake at home. It was a red velvet one I made.
For my Birthday! Yellow cake and chocolate frosting! My fav!
I had a chocolate cupcake. Homemade
My last cupcake was one I made myself. It was a cinnamon cupcake with a whipped pumpkin frosting and cinnamon sugar pecans.
Sorry to be tech challenged but is leaving a comment the same as using the rafflecopter? I did actually want to comment anyway;) I LOVE your reviews and plan on giving subscription boxes as Christmas gifts. So I have been taking notes! The BakeBox looks perfect for my cupcake lovin sister! Thanks for sharing.
haha No, you have to click the last photo (cupcake stand) in the post and it’ll take you to the actual Rafflecopter entries. 😀
I may have to subscribe! My last cupcakes was my last day at my job… my friend made me delicious red velvet cupcakes 🙂 With cream cheese topping YUM!
I love to make cupcakes! My last was pumpkin banana. Before that, the last one came from Cravings (they won cupcake wars on The Food Network) and it was red velvet. I’ve also had a red velvet one from Georgetown Cupcakes in DC. 🙂
I just made Brown Eyed Baker’s version of the pumpkin spice latte cupcake today for a review on my blog! It was really good.
The last cupcakes I made were lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting.I made them at home.
I love cupcakes and love that you veganized these. Glad I came across your site!
Last Cupcake was my very favorite Chocolate filled with Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese! BEST EVER!
I am a huge baking fan and would love to try a box.
This box looks awesome! May have to sign up!!!
I absolutely love to bake so the idea of a bake box is one I really love! This would be so fun and I can’t wait to see what they do next flavor wise…. I bake cupcakes all the time. The most recent were actually carrot cake with cream cheese icing, all Made from scratch as carrot cake is a huge favorite in my house. A few days before those I had made red velvet again with cream cheese icing…. Another I made recently that my hubby loves was an apple spice cupcake with real apples and with a buttercream icing with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Like I said, I love baking…..I’m always making something….. Thanks for the chance to win this fun box!
Woah. That’s a whole lotta fancy cupcakes! 😀
I just tried to enter the contest but it said it was over! So I know for next time, what time do the contests end on their last day? I really enjoyed reading a handful of your posts just now 🙂
Aw, I’m sorry! Giveaways usually end at midnight. So this one ended at 12am today.
I just went to their website to (finally) order a subscription and they are closing 🙁
Awww, boo. 🙁