SoBakeable Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
SoBakeable is a monthly dessert baking subscription box.
Every month, they send you the pre-measured ingredients, recipes, decorations, and tools you need to bake a spectacular dessert from scratch.
All you need to provide is milk, butter, and eggs.
Everything sent by SoBakeable is pre-portioned and clearly labeled.
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: 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.
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.
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.
My box also contained a handwritten note with an invitation to check out SoBakeable’s video tutorials on the SoBakeable App.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Next, we melted chocolate with milk and butter and stirred until everything melted together.
We then spooned the ganache into the cupcake holes.
To make the frosting, we whipped butter with “frosting mix,” marshmallow essence, and bits of toasted coconut.
We divided the frosting evenly between the 12 cupcakes and smoothed it out using the back of a spoon.
Lastly, we topped each cupcake with one of the “chocolate fireworks.”
I’m so impressed with how they turned out!
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.
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?