How to Make a Spilled Ice-Cream Cake Trinket Box

Make a gift box or trinket box that looks like a cake with a melting ice cream cone on top.

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Melting ice cream cakes are a hot baking trend.  These tall cylindrical cake are covered with sweets, sprinkles and of course a melting ice cream cone.

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Even if you do not bake, you can get in on this trend with a fun crafty version that won’t ever go bad.  Better yet, this version also doubles as storage!

Supplies:

  • cylinder shaped paper-mache box
  • pink craft paint
  • brown craft paint
  • pompom
  • sugar cone
  • small toys resembling sweet treats
  • craft glue
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • sponge brush
  • spinkles
Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Paint the paper-mache box a solid color. You can also paint the inside. Allow it to dry completely.

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

The fun part is decorating the cake. Create the look of melted ice cream by drizzling watered-down craft paint along the sides and top of the painted box. Allow the paint to drip organically. Gather supplies for decorating the trinket box.

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Once the melting ice cream is dry, attach the faux ice cream on top. Use a pompom (feel free to make your own or use a store-bought one) and attach to the top using glue. Add an ice cream cone with glue on top of the pompom. Though somewhat delicate, sugar cones are surprisingly sturdy.

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Using hot glue attach small toys, key chains and other faux sweets on top of the cake box.  

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

A small strip of sprinkles can also be added across the bottom of the box using craft glue. Apply with a sponge brush and attach sprinkles while glue is still wet.

Ice Cream Box

Ice Cream Box

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

A cake trinket box that looks good enough to eat and is sure to sweeten up any homework desk or dorm room.

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