PastryBase is a brand new baking subscription box. Each month you’ll receive everything you need to create a stunning dessert. Ingredients are all natural and this subscription has something called the “Kids Corner” which is a step that your kids can help you with! Subscriptions are $40 with reduced prices for longer subscription terms. Use code FLOUR to get $5 OFF any Baking Box Kit
*product was received free for review
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Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the PastryBase Subscription Box. Love the pretty netting and flowers! Lovely touch!
Everything that we received in the PastryBase Subscription Box. When we saw we were making a cupcake bouquet we could have fainted… how fancy!
So what is all this stuff?
Our box insert and our recipe are put safely inside a clear plastic envelope and attached to the inside of the box. The instructions seem quite simple for this gorgeous project! And the name “Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Bouquet with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream” makes our tummy so happy!
Brown Lotus Liners
These are really gorgeous and a perfect accent to this fall baking project
There were 12 included in total
Kids’ Corner! Kit
The kids get to frost, dip and add a stem to 5 of the cupcakes!
12 white cupcake liners were included as well
While these sprinkles are havest-y they aren’t full of all the chemicals that most other sprinkles are! The colorants used come from only edible plants!
Basket and Leaves
The basket and leaves are the finishing touches or icing on the cake if you will.
Metal Piping Tip
To pipe our cupcake flowers properly!
Just for fun!
Because you have to put all of that icing somewhere!
Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix
The cake mixes and other edibles from PastryBase contain unbleached, unbromated, and unenriched flours, 100% Pure Cane Sugar, aluminum-free baking powder, 100% real vanilla beans, no preservatives, additives, chemicals, or synthetic dyes so you can feel safe and assured that even though these taste delicious they’re free of many chemicals found in other desserts
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Mix
This smelled amazing and we love buttercream so we were excited to taste it!
The stand that all of our cupcakes will be placed upon
Okay, so now what?
First we start by getting all of our ingredients together and preheating the oven. We lined our cupcake pan, got out our butter and eggs, measured out our oil and water, and put our sugar in a bowl.
Next we add the pumpkin spice mix, eggs water and oil and mix on low for 1 and a half minutes
Fill liners to 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Cool completely (at least one hour) before decorating!
Now the fun begins!
To make the buttercream first we start by creaming the butter. Mix on medium for 2 minutes
The end result looks so tasty!
Then add the water and buttercream mix and beat on low until just mixed. Once all ingredients are incorporated increase speed to medium & beat for an additional 2 minutes
You end up with this yummy looking frosting!
We put 7 of the cupcakes in the lotus liners and reserve 5 (the kids will be frosting those)
We use the craft sticks included to add 1/2 inch of icing to the cupcakes
There were two sticks included so both of the girls could participate
Belle enjoyed herself in particular!
In the meantime we assemble the piping bag and add the icing
We weren’t sure how we would do with this…
Here is the bag filled – there also was a tip for filling the bag… fold the bag over a pint glass – that way it can be suspended and you’ll still have use of both of your hands
Our first stab at roses wasn’t too bad!
And the flower bunches took a little bit to get the hang of but weren’t too hard at all!
We ended up with this!
The girls then started dipping the cupcakes in the sugar
They were also sneaking some…. little stinkers
While they did that we sprinkled our cupcakes
And they added the small cereal stems to each of their pumpkins!
All that was left was to arrange our cupcakes on the tray and make it look pretty – and that it did. We were pretty proud of ourselves!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The PastryBase Box is an amazing way to make something gorgeous and not get in over your head (something we tend to do when we go pinteresting for recipes). We love that it gets the kids involved and is also committed to making desserts with all natural and unprocessed ingredients. The presentation is beautiful and we love that the instructions are simple and in an order we can follow! The quality is fantastic… all natural, no preservatives and no additives. And curation… well they’ve put it all together. We didn’t have to figure any of the details out because PastryBase had us covered. It really is a foolproof way to get your baking fix!
Don’t forget use code FLOUR to get $5 OFF your baking box