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SoBakeable Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016

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SoBakeable is a monthly dessert baking subscription box.

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Every month, they send you the pre-measured ingredients, recipes, decorations, and tools you need to bake a spectacular dessert from scratch.

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All you need to provide is milk, butter, and eggs.

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Everything sent by SoBakeable is pre-portioned and clearly labeled.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: SoBakeable

The Cost: $35 per month (less with longer subscription commitments). Individual boxes are available for $37.

COUPON: Get $5 off your first month with code MSA5! (month-to-month subscriptions)

The Products: Everything you need (except dairy) to make a spectacular dessert from scratch.

Ships to: US

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This month’s recipe is for S’more Cupcakes! I received a full-color booklet with detailed recipe instructions.

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The ingredients needed for every step of the recipe were clearly outlined, and the recipe was detailed, well-written, and easy to follow. Color pictures accompanied every step.

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SoBakeable recipes are designed “for the beginner to the advanced baker.” Since I bake professionally, I thought it would be helpful to try out this recipe with someone less experienced. My husband jumped at the opportunity to help try out this recipe, and I let him take the lead on it.

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My box also contained a handwritten note with an invitation to check out SoBakeable’s video tutorials on the SoBakeable App.

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To begin, we made “chocolate fireworks” that would eventually be used as toppings for the cupcakes. We melted chocolate in the microwave, transferred it into a piping bag, and drew chocolate shapes onto parchment.

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SoBakeable included a piping guide that we slid underneath the parchment. We topped each firework with crushed graham cracker and pretzel pieces. When they were ready, we put them in the fridge to set while we made the cupcakes.

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My husband had no problem following the cupcake recipe, and the pre-portioned ingredients helped it come together really quickly. We used our own eggs, butter, and milk, but everything else was included in the box.

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After the cupcakes were baked and cooled, we used the provided coring tool to hollow out the cupcakes’ centers. (I’ve always just used a knife when doing this, but the coring tool worked really well.)

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Next, we melted chocolate with milk and butter and stirred until everything melted together.

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We then spooned the ganache into the cupcake holes.

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To make the frosting, we whipped butter with “frosting mix,” marshmallow essence, and bits of toasted coconut.

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We divided the frosting evenly between the 12 cupcakes and smoothed it out using the back of a spoon.

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Lastly, we topped each cupcake with one of the “chocolate fireworks.”

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I’m so impressed with how they turned out!

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My husband and I had a blast making these cupcakes together, and I’m really impressed with the recipe. I definitely feel like it was easy enough for a beginner (my husband didn’t have any trouble following it), but that it was interesting and unique enough to excite an expert, too.

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Best of all? These cupcakes were DELICIOUS. The cake was moist and soft, the ganache was rich and super chocolaty, the frosting was flavorful with a great consistency, and the chocolate topping was creative and beautiful. I’m so impressed!

Verdict: I don’t think I can say enough great things about this box from SoBakeable. First of all, I think S’mores Cupcakes are a great choice for summer. The recipe was well-written and easy to follow, and the completed cupcakes were outstanding. Determining value for a box like this is tricky, but I know that in my city professional bakery cupcakes go for about $3- $3.50 each. That’s a range of $36-$42 per dozen. (Filled cupcakes might cost even more, actually.) I think these cupcakes are definitely on par with (if not better than) the ones I can buy in cupcake shops, and there’s definitely something satisfying about making great food yourself at home. I can definitely recommend this box for avid home bakers, dessert lovers, and even for kids. While the recipes are fairly detailed, I think kids with an interest in baking could definitely tackle them with a little adult supervision.

Do you like to bake? Will you give SoBakeable a try?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

10 Comments

  1. This is the best box ever! Been a subscriber for 2months and each months box is a whole days worth of fun!

  2. I gave my wife a subscription for Mother’s Day & she has really enjoyed spending quality time baking with our children. The box is filled to the brim with the packaged ingredients & we have already used the cupcake corer, piping bag & tip (from a previous box) again. The ingredients they provide are top quality which means that the desserts look & taste really great. Our family loves SoBakeable!

  3. This looks like so much fun!! Such a great idea to pre-portion everything, saves so much time & that’s the worst part of baking. I hate having to go to the store to buy an entire box of baking powder for just 1 teaspoon. I love that the shipping is free and that you get new tools to try in every box. What a treat! Just ordered my first box – can’t wait 🙂

  4. Those cupcakes look amazing! Great job! Sounds like a fun box.

  5. And there are tools you can keep, it looks like!

  6. Wow, those really look amazing but I think a little expensive for what you get. I feel like they should have also provided the cupcake pan or some other tool to make it worth it. Or even fancier liners! Maybe the ingredients are premium though? Still, I couldn’t justify the price.

  7. Waaaaaaaay too expensive for something you have to supply incidents for and MAKE yourself.

    They look delicious though!

  8. This is a little pricey but it seems like they included really quality ingredients (that could be expensive to buy if you just needed them for this recipe) and I love that they included the cupcake coring tool! Fun box

    • Agree with you completely Virginia.

      It does look like a fun way to bond with your family. I know while getting the ingredients myself would cost less, my daughter would love the anticipation of waiting on and receiving the box, and the surprise to see what the month’s recipe was going to be.

      Fantastic concept!

  9. This looks like fun!

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