Q: Hi! What kind of ingredients do you need to have at home for the cupcake recipes? Asked by Mehreen A., December 2020
Each kit comes with a unique recipe that relates to the featured country/culture and only comes with 1-2 exotic ingredients to match. With this, there is never a constant recipe that will always require the same base products. But as they are a cupcake recipes, you can expect to need basic cupcake baking ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs and frosting ingredients.
Although we strive to help teach our subscribers about baking and unique ingredients, often times, you can easily get away with using boxed cake mix, and canned frosting as a base for each recipe.
Q: Hi I'm from the Philippines and I'm gifting this for daughter's bday. So my question is, it possible to get her first box thats in Philippines kit? I think she will very exciting bec. she loves ube.Asked by Jozefeen A., July 2020
Thank you for your interest in Culture Cakes Kits. Love to be part of your gifting experience! We are not currently able to offer specific/custom kits within the subscriptions. However, please check out our website, where you can specifically purchase the Philippines Kit individually. Please feel free to email us if you have any further questions!
Q: Does the snack box always come in a bubble mailer? Does it not get its own box? Asked by Rochelle B., December 2019
Hi! Thank you for your question. Yes, currently the Miniature 'Snacks Only'
Kit comes in a mailer. We are currently working on another option at a
different price point, but that is not available just yet. Thank you for
Q: I'm wondering how people do this as a Christmas gift. Should I order in time to have the December box to give her? Will everything still be good? Just curious.Asked by Lynn V., November 2019
Hi! Yes, you are correct. Our Holiday Edition Kit ships out on December
4th. The last day to subscribe for this kit is November 30th. All products
have an experation date for 2020 or 2021.
If you want us to ship it straight to the gift recipient, you can 'give a
gift.' It will arrive around the 8th, we will include a gift note if you
choose, and we won't email them until January, just in case.
Or, you can always mail it to yourself, so that you can gift wrap it and
give it as a present at any time.
We also have many gift options on our official website that ship to you
within 2 days. Thank you for your interest in Culture Cakes Kit!
So my box renewed and I haven’t even received my first box yet. It’s asking me to review my box when I haven’t even received it yet. Kind of wish I would’ve gotten this box sooner so I can give an actual review. Hope it’s a good box
I ordered this on December 5th as a Christmas gift. This was marketed on Cratejoy's website as a Christmas gift. The listing stated the first box would ship immediately to arrive before Christmas. On December 10th I received an email that said my order will be shipping soon. A few days before Christmas I still hadn't received anything, so I contacted Culture Cakes. I was told the earliest my order would ship was January 4th. They claimed Cratejoy had altered their offer and given me misinformation. The whole thing seemed like a scam. The only good thing I can say about Culture Cakes is when I canceled my subscription because they made it clear they had no intention of providing the product/service that I paid for they did refund my money.
I recently purchased one box to be sent as a gift. After looking at the photos and watching the unboxing video provided, I decided that this box would be great for my niece. When I received the box, it was a plain white box rather than the professional box in the pictures. Once I opened the box to check the items, there was no wrapping, no tissue, and one ingredient that was not labeled. The objects were literally thrown in a box with a shipping label. When I reached out and contacted the seller, she told me that the Culture Cakes boxes where not being used because "due to current shipping logistic issues in the world, we are not able to ship custom printed boxes consistently at this time." In response to the packaging, she told me that the photos on the page are "staged photography" and all items are laid inside the box. She then explained that "it sounds like the label sticker may have fallen off, as the other few hundred licorice powder packages had its label." At the end of the day, if that is the product that you are going to give, then there needs to be something in the description that states, your box will not be represented in the pictures and videos that you are advertising. This is the very definition of false advertising. I hope no one else has to go through the...
I purchased a six-month Snacks Only subscription for my parents and they've greatly enjoyed their culinary trip around the world so far, three months in. My mom, in particular, loves to explore different cuisines and cultures, so the curated snacks help scratch her travel itch. And on my end, it was super easy to set up initially, without having to worry each month about arranging shipping. Thanks for the opportunity to give them a memorable gift!
Thank you so much for your kind words Hana, we truly appreciate it. We loved bringing the flavors of the world to your family. Thank you!
Got this as a Mother’s Day gift for mom and she just got her 1st (of three) boxes. Here’s how it’s going:
1) order screen seems to auto pop shipping to cardholder address so if this is a gift you will have to go back to your order and change the shipping info. Kinda clunky.
2) box appears to be missing two of the snack items. I’ve contacted the seller and hope to get some clarification or resolution soon.
3) the “unique” cupcake ingredient was a single lemon. Maybe that’s something hard to get in other places but my mom has a lemon tree in her yard so.... and there were no other ingredients or supplies to assist in said recipe.
Hopefully boxes 2-3 will be more interesting.
Thanks for your business and feedback, we appreciate it. Oh no! Very sorry to hear about this, as we specifically shipped out your mom's gift earlier than scheduled, to ensure that it was received in time for Mother's Day. Very sorry to hear that the kit delivered incomplete, as that is not how it was shipped out. I see that you emailed us about 10 minutes before posting this review, so we are happy to help further through email. But also for reference:
1) It looks like you signed up for our kit through our Cratejoy listing. Very sorry to hear you had trouble with applying the correct shipping address during sign up. We haven't heard about this from anyone else, but we are happy...
I barely just purchased this as a gift and Culture cakes keeps sending me emails stating they are mailing the gift out TO ME! I have sent them 3 emails stating the correct address to send it to the recipient. Their reply was that I had MY address listed on the order form.That is NOT correct. I sent another email with a screen shot of the recipients address. I have not had a reply back yet. I hope this works out..so far I am very unsatisfied with this company! Will post a new review based on company's email response & if shipping address is corrected.
Cust. Svc. was quick to respond for help.They kept in contact w me to make sure problem was resolved.Great Customer Service & very kind! This is a gift so I will update Curation & Quality stars once recipient receives it.Would order from again! Thank you Culture Cakes!
Very sorry there was such a misunderstanding at sign for your gift recipient. Thank you for updating your review with the correct information, we were happy to help! Enjoy!
We loved this crate every month!
Thanks Andy! We loved having you in our community!
Really really really enjoy this box! I have 6 kids, and we all love food, especially food from different countries with different flavors and style. We all are able to try every piece, and learn about what we are eating and the origin from which country it came. The pamphlet that comes in the box is super informative without overloading you with too much information. My kids really like the part where there is about 7 or 8 different words to learn in that language. And lastly, in the box is always some type of recipe with one of the ingredients in the box. My 2 oldest always love making those unique recipes. This box always leads us into learning more about that country, finding their country anthem, or different animals in that country, ect. It really is one of my top picks for sure, very fun and educational! I would give it 12 stars if I could. Thanks everyone at culture cakes!
Thank you so much for your kind words Cortney! We really appreciate it as we work really hard to curate Culture Cakes Kits for this exact reason. So glad your family enjoyed there time with Culture Cakes Kits!
I think this is a fun box. This box features a different locale each month - which makes it exciting to receive. I dont usually cook/bake but the direction were easy rnough to follow. Even though my cupcakes did not look like the picture (which is 100% my fault, lol), they were scrumptulious. I had a hilarious time trying the snacks and bakin (in a good way) that i even made a cideo to show my friends. I recommend this box.
Awesome! We are so glad you had fun with your kit and got to share the experience with your friends! Be sure to share your creations with everyone else on our private Facebook group 'Culture & Cakes' ! We are excited for you to get your next kit!!
This box has been a lot of fun! I enjoy learning about the culture of other countries and what better way to learn than to enjoy their snacks! The company is quick to respond and even shipped our March boxes out a little early because they had to travel and didn't want any boxes to be late! Good job, Culture Cakes!
Thank you for your loyal business and kind words. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your CCK experience and learned about the world around us!
Give the gift of family bonding over travel and baking this holiday season. Each Holiday Adventure kit features flavors and ingredients from around the world that are popular during the holiday season. Whether you do the baking or you do the snacking - this kit is always a hit during baking season. Shop small and Shop early this year! *Each kit is subject to a variety of items. Visit our website for double snacks option and more gifts!
Canada! The friendly neighbors North celebrate Thanksgiving in October so we did too! With flavors like maple and custard - we had a delicious time!
Thailand! With flavors like seaweed, tamarind and...Thai green curry cupcakes? Oh yes - oh yum!
This Culture Cakes Kit features the fun, unique flavors of Indonesia! With snacks featuring flavors like mi goreng, coconut, seaweed and pandan. You also receive the recipe and 2 unique ingredients to make our yummy Jus Alpokat Cupcakes!
In July we explored the land of rolling green hills, fairies and castles. Didn't get to this kit in time? No worries, you can purchase some tasty Irish snacks from your website!
June 2021 we kept it domestic and explored the wide variety of black-owned food businesses of America. We explored the history and celebrations of Juneteenth and had plenty of red food!
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