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Gramma in a Box “Donuts and Cupcakes” Review – January 2021

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Jan 30, 2021 | 2 comments

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Gramma in a Box is a monthly DIY dessert subscription box that includes baked cookies with decorating supplies as well as two candy crafts with step-by-step instructions. This box was created by an actual Gramma and is designed to give you and your loved ones a fun activity you can complete together without all of the work.

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).

About Gramma in a Box

The Subscription Box: Gramma in a Box

The Cost: $25.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions or auto-debit.

The Products: Baked cookies and everything needed to decorate them as well as the supplies for two candy crafts with step-by-step instructions. Enough to make up to 20 finished products.

Ships to: The U.S.

Gramma in a Box "Donuts and Cupcakes" January 2021 Review


We received this card in our box with a coupon code to send a Valentine box to someone.


Each month we receive a card that highlights the theme and lists the contents of our box, which includes two sheets of wax paper that serve as placemats for easy cleanup. The three projects all arrive on individual recipe cards that list the ingredients on the back. The directions are easy to follow and any important information is highlighted in red which is always helpful. This month's theme is "Donuts and Cupcakes."

Project #1: Donut Pops


Our first project was to make some donut pops using lollipop sticks, melted chocolate, fruit loops, and some crispy rice cereal.


The kids got set up and put out their lollipop sticks while I melted our chocolate. On our recipe card, it lists the crispy rice cereal but I could not find anywhere that it said to actually add them. When I saw that our next project was using the leftover chocolate and it involved marshmallows, I made an executive decision to just dump the rice cereal into our chocolate and mix it in.


I gave them a dollop of the mixture on their lollipop sticks and then they used the fruit loops to make flowers. My son decided to put some sprinkles in the center to make pollen which turned out to be pretty cute!


These were so good! The crispy rice with the chocolate and all of the fruity flavors from the fruit loops worked so well together! I think we all agreed it was the winning candy treat this month!

Project #2: Cupcake Clouds


Our next project was to make some cupcake clouds with the leftover melted chocolate from project 1, some mini marshmallows, and confetti sprinkles. The kids set out their cupcake liners while I added the marshmallows to our leftover chocolate and stirred.


These were so simple that I didn't even get a chance to take any photos. After I placed the dollop in their liners all they had to do was add a few sprinkles. These are cute and that bit of crispy rice cereal in it gave them just the right amount of crunch! My daughter took that last photo and I thought it was a great closeup of these yummy treats. Just enough chocolate to hold it all together!

Project #3: Donut and Cupcake Cookies


While we always enjoy the candy treats, decorating the cookies is always our favorite!

There were 8 cute cookies for us to decorate. 


They really love this chance to get creative! They melted my mommy heart when they started complimenting each other on their great cookie designs.


Our icing to cookie ratio wasn't very well-balanced this month, but they still turned out okay! I always enjoy them best the next day when the icing has set. The cookies aren't too sweet, and they always taste fresh!


Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 flower pops, 6 clouds, and 8 colorful cookies.

Enjoying our treats!

Cleaning up is as simple as recycling the plastic inside of the box it all came in. Then all I have to do is a wipe of the kids and the table, followed by a quick sweep of the floor. There aren't a ton of dirty dishes or ingredients to put away, and I can move on to whatever's next!

Verdict: This month's fun Donut and Cupcake-themed Gramma in a Box was met with a ton of enthusiasm in our house! These treats were cute and creative, and of course, decorating cookies in the shape of donuts and cupcakes was especially thrilling! I love how easy it is to just open this box and go. We get to spend some quality family time together with some organized activities, enjoy a few treats, and there is minimal planning or clean up on my part. This box is always a winner to us!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box. Order before the 3rd of the month to get that month’s box. From Gramma in a Box:

Boxes generally ship the first week of each month. Any orders received by the 3rd of any month will automatically receive the that month's box. The items are perishable so we recommend you do your cookie and candy projects within 5 days of receipt.

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!

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I was confused by how to use the rice crispies too! I read it like five times- and by then my son had eaten the container so it was a moot point. Everything was good though!

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Brandi D.

Haha so he was just trying to help eliminate the confusion! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who had to read it several times. Glad everything still turned out well! 🙂

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