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!
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!!
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 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!
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!
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!
I've been getting this box for about 6 months now and except for a small hiccup with the first box(which was fixed very quickly, responses to emails within a couple hours) the boxes have been great. The few less than stellar reviews on here seem to have a misunderstanding about what to expect in the box. There are snacks from a country and a recipe for cupcakes that uses popular flavors from that country and one or two "exotic" ingredients that might be harder to find locally. So far ingredients I've gotten have included hibiscus flower powder, Vegemite, ube extract, and various other things that would be harder to find locally. This box does not include all of the ingredients for the cupcakes. It's not a cupcake version of HelloFresh.
I just received March's Turkey box, looking forward to my cupcakes topped with Turkish delight!
Thank you for your very loyal business and awesome review. We appreciate your participation on social media, and always look forward to seeing how your cupcakes come out every month! Thank you for understanding exactly what CCK is and appreciating all that comes with it. We hope that we continue to offer an awesome experience every month! Thank you!!
I gifted this box to my 12 y/o niece and 11 y/o nephew and they love it. They have a YouTube channel where they unbox and try the snacks. Next video they are going to make one of the recipes. They are having a great experience with this box and we can’t wait to see what next month brings.
Thank you so much for your kind words. So glad to hear they're enjoying it! Be sure to tag us on YouTube and we will be happy to share with our followers!
I sent a gift subscription, so I just have experience with the owner of the company, Tautiauna. I asked her 50 million questions, asked her to make 25 million changes and she responded in stride when she definitely had the right to get impatient. I appreciate her kindness and responsiveness, and I'm sure I'll be buying a subscription for myself soon!
Wow! Thank you so much Kristina, I appreciate it. So glad I could help!
In June we're staying domestic. I bet you can't guess it. Could we be exploring Hawaii or Puerto Rico? Maybe we're featuring Black or Indigenous owned? Subscribe before May 30th to get your own June 4th shipment!
May 1st marks our 2 year birthday! We're celebrating by bring some of our early stage features and recipes to our May '21 kit! Exploring countries like Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Japan and more! Be part of the celebration and subscribe before May 1st!
South Africa! Known for dramatic landscape, culture, wildlife, wine, and more! Check out our website to order this past kit separately!
We are slicing through boundaries this month, with a unique cultural-fusion cupcake recipe, a matching ingredient and snacks from the featured country!
Discover hearty, earthy, traditional flavors of Bulgari with sweet pitas, and bruschetta crisps. Explore the City of Roses with a unique cultural-fusion cupcake recipe and matching ingredient.
The first kit of 2021 brings big celebrations - You can still order one from our website separately! We took a tour through Asia, and explored how many different countries celebrate Lunar New Year. Our delicious Lunar New Year cupcake recipe was a perfect mix of some of the traditional LNY gifts. Jasmine scented cupcakes were light and fluffy, with a homemade orange-pineapple jam filling, then topped with a White Rabbit Candy Frosting!
Looking for the perfect holiday gift that can be enjoyed at home? Our *limited edition* Holiday Adventure Kit is perfect! Experience the holiday traditions and flavors of multiple countries in each kit with snacks, unique ingredients & 2 cultural-fusion cupcake recipes. Each Holiday Adventure Kit is wrapped in festive red wrapping, and shipped on December 4th. *WANT IT SHIPPED FOR CHRISTMAS? ORDER BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST! Each kit is subject to a wide variety of contents.
Experience the holiday season in Sweden with Glogg cupcakes and plenty of Nordic snacks!
Celebrate purple month in Peru with our Peru Culture Cakes Kit! With unique snacks, and 2 ingredients included this month, we get a fun experience! Looking for a Halloween Kit? Check out our website to pre-order your Halloween Kit this year. Over 2 pounds of candy and chocolate from around the world!
Our sold out kit showed up for a good time! Celebrating Oktoberfest from home with our Germany kit full of tasty snacks. Last month's #CultureCakes recipe was pretty wild (avocado frosting?!) so this month we kept the featured recipe classic and simple. Be sure to check out our website to buy the Germany kit separately. Also Halloween bonus kits officially go on sale on October 1st!
This Culture Cakes Kit features the fun, unique flavors of Indonesia! With snacks featuring flavors like jasmine flower, coconut, and pandan. You also receive the recipe and 2 unique ingredients to make our yummy Jus Alpokat Cupcakes!
We brought a Caribbean Christmas to Culture Cakes Kits in July! We explored the many countries that make up the Caribbean and discovered snacks from 5 different Caribbean countries like Puerto Rico and Barbados. We turned a classic Caribbean Christmas Punch into a cupcake , and we even included a bonus recipe card from Youtube Chef "Matthew's Guyanese Cooking." Check out our website to purchase this kit individually!