You may find your pals get a wee bit cranky when they discover the fancypants cake you’ve handed them is actually hollow and made out of paper. But we daresay all will be forgiven when they realise there’s a present tucked inside. Surprise!
These retro-inspired cake gift boxes dreamt up by Alana Jones-Mann will produce a veritable rollercoaster of emotions, but always end up in an excellent place: you feeling smug and proud of your efforts; your mate with a stinking great smile on their face. The tutorial is fairly easy-peasy and will only require a quick trip to your closest art supplies store. You could even take some decoration inspiration from old Women’s Weekly cookbooks – then hit the pantry and whip up the real thing as well.