Doorstep Desserts Subscription Box Review + Coupon -Apr 2016

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Doorstep Desserts is a subscription box that sends dessert kits you can construct at home.


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.)


The Subscription Box: Doorstop Desserts

The Cost: $15 per box

COUPON: Get your first kit for $3.75 with code MSA75!

The Products: Pre-portioned dessert ingredients and a recipe card with step-by-step assembly instructions.

Ships to: US

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Each week, Doorstop Desserts offers a choice of two desserts, and subscribers this week could choose between them. I got the Chocolate-Covered Heart Cake Pops.


I received a recipe card with step-by-step instructions for constructing the dessert.


On a separate card, I found nutrition facts and a list of ingredients.


The first step was to mix the frosting and the 2 mini white cakes together until you got a pasty texture. As you can see here, and also in the photo of all the items (above the box summary earlier in the article), I really don’t think there was enough icing. I could tell there wouldn’t be, and part of me wanted to add icing but I didn’t have any on hand. I thought about only using one cake, but the recipe said 2 and I thought it was important to follow the instructions exactly as they sent them to show how the dessert really comes out according to the instructions and provided items from Doorstep Dessert.


This was my attempt at getting a pasty mixture. I really just got cake crumbs. I forgot to snap a photo of my attempt at shaping my cake into the “pops”… I ended up making 2 hearts and 2 round ones. This was a little difficult since they were so crumbly from not having enough icing. After this, I froze them to harden.


I melted the chocolate while waiting the 10 minutes for the cake pops to harden. I LOVED the taste of the chocolate, but I also felt that there wasn’t enough of this too. The recipe said I’d be able to “dip” the cake pops, but I couldn’t. I would have settled for being able to “roll” the cake pops in the chocolate, but I couldn’t really do that easily, either.


Next, I inserted the sticks (pre-covered in chocolate to help it stick on the inside) into each pop and covered each in chocolate. I had to use my spatula to help, and the round ones really kind of broke apart, but I made it work! I managed to save them, and freeze them again to complete! Here’s my finished products!

They were alright. I mostly liked them for the taste of the chocolate. The white cakes tasted good when I tried them at the beginning but at this point, without the frosting, it had dried quite a bit from freezing.

The Verdict: I really, really like the idea of Doorstep Desserts. I think it’s smart, fun, and would be great with kids (or together with my husband, who has no idea about anything in the kitchen, haha). I also thought it’d be really nice to make cake pops without having to make a whole cake beforehand. However, this dessert was really doomed by lack of enough icing (and chocolate, though I feel like that was less detrimental since I could use my spatula to make it work).  I was a little disappointed with this kit, but I know they’ve made some improvements based off of some of Lindsey’s previous reviews and feedback, so I’m hoping to see more of that, and also curious to see other desserts from them! Maybe some other desserts will be perfect, and this was a fluke.

Long story short, I see a lot of good things and ideas, and hope to see more and try other kits!

What do you think about Doorstep Desserts?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

Posted in Doorstep Desserts Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: doorstep desserts | 8 comments


  1. Haley you did your best but the ingredient list was supposed to include a “container” of icing and they only sent a dollop. I mean how much could several more dollops of icing cost? The rest of the materials including the cake, chocolate and sticks are pennies on the dollar. Include the proper amount of materials to produce an adequate dessert or don’t bother. Even Lindsay (a professional baker) could not make this work with the provided materials.

  2. WOW, what a mess this box is. How anyone could package so little icing, knowing what it would be used for, and actually ship it to someone ? And for a review even? They must not need customers.

  3. I got the carrot cake kit a few weeks ago to try with my daughter. We were instructed to cut each of the cake rounds horizontally into halves in order to make four layers. The first cake absolutely fell apart as soon as we started cutting. We didn’t even attempt to halve the second one, but when we sliced the finished cake, it was still a crumbly mess.

  4. No way is this worth 15 dollars. Maybe, MAYBE, if you got both recipes for 15 it would be worth it. But for just one recipe? Nooooppppeeee. For the discount price it is quite worth it, but even then, I feel like I could find better quality in my local grocery store.

  5. A little disappointed? Some improvements?

    This is hovering at the top of my list for most pathetic and worthless subscription box, and I would be in the target audience for something like this. Quality ingredients would be an improvement to start with…..I am just shocked anyone actually subscribes to this box and is satisfied with it.

    • I agree. This looks like a waste of time and money.

  6. I’m not trying to be mean, but even the provided picture does not look appetizing! I mean, I always expect that whatever I make will not look as good as the properly styled photo, so I would have had very, very low expectations for this project.

  7. You made a valiant effort to salvage this dessert! I agree it looks like way less frosting than they should have provided. I still don’t see much improvement over the past kits that Lindsey reviewed. I’d rather buy 4 cake pops from Starbucks, and they’d probably be less than $15.

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