Sock Cakes: A Crafty DIY

OK, so these are more of a crafty packaging idea than an actual make, BUT it is a rather more interesting way to present an otherwise not-very-interesting gift.

I give you…

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I’ve made a lot of sock cakes, they are great for stocking fillers, or putting in party bags, sleepover goody bags etc. They also work well in pamper kits and a fair few have made their way into various swap packages (hands up if YOU got one!)

The best bit is, they are quick & inexpensive to put together, but are fun to receive (so I’m told. I’ve NEVER received one. I feel left out & decidedly disadvantaged by the whole thing.)


BAKING SOCK CAKES

What you need :

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Socks : 1 pair for each cake.

(If you are making a batch, check out multipacks in places like Primark, Target etc)

Packaging:

  • cupcake cases/wraps (I find wraps work better because they are sturdier & hold their shape better)
  • Something to wrap them in (presentation bags/ treat bags/ cupcake boxes)
  • Decorations (something to pop on the top, this can be the toppers that came with your wrappers, a hair clip that matches your sock design, a tiny bath bomb…anything you can use as ‘the cherry on top’)
  • Ribbons or fancy string/twine
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Sock cake supplies, or should that be ingredients?

HOW TO:

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Lay out your pair of socks, fold in half lengthways & start rolling from the toe.

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Ideally, you want it to look like a swirl of frosting. Ya know, if you squint. In a darkened room.

Pop your 'cake' into the case and add any decorations. These bunny rabbit wraps came with matching ears.

Pop your ‘cake’ into the case and add any decorations. These bunny rabbit wraps came with matching ears.


Now you can gift wrap them:

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This one is in a simple treat presentation bag and tied with a ribbon. I think the bags were £1 for a pack of 20, and they came with ribbon.

These My Little Pony socks are quite fine, so didn't really fill the wrap. I rolled them around a cute pot of lip balm and in the end they fit quite snuggly.

These My Little Pony socks are quite fine, so didn’t really fill the wrap. I rolled them around a cute pot of lip balm and in the end they fit quite snuggly.

Do you have a fun way to gift a not so interesting item? Please share in the comments.

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