For the bride that loves "the little blue box" and all its sweet shiny possibilities.
Be prepared for the many ohhhs and ahhhs that you'll get from these cupcakes presented in their Tiffany's-inspired box.
Step 1: For the Tiffany's box, I purchased a small favor box at Michaels Arts and Crafts Store and used it as a pattern on a blue rectangle with the words "Tiffany's Treat" that I created in my computer.
Step 2: Since I couldn't find the trademark blue color (or rather, didn't have it on hand!), I found a photo of a Tiffany's gift box on line and right-clicked my computer mouse to copy the photo.
Step 3: Then, I pasted the photo into a photo-editing program I have called Paint.NET and used the eyedropper tool to copy the color into the paint palette.
Step 4: I made a large blue rectangle, copied that, and pasted it into a Microsoft Word document with the page format set as "landscape."
Step 5: I used the text tool with a Times font to print "Tiffany's Treat," centered near the top of the rectangle and printed the image on to a sheet of white gloss cardstock.
Step 6: To make the pattern, I deconstructed the favor box by opening it at the side seam to flatten it out.
Step 7: I placed the box pattern on the blue image, traced it, and cut it out. (The flattened box was actually too long so I cut out 3 sides, front and sides, and then cut out the backside from another blue rectangle.)
Step 8: I folded the blue box, as per my box pattern, and then used double-stick tape keep it all together at the side seams and bottom flaps.
Note: You could also purchase the favor boxes and cut strips of blue paper to wrap around the box, attaching the strip with gluestick or double-stick tape. Print "Tiffany's Treat" on the blue paper before putting it on the box or print the words on to a clear label and apply it to the front of the box.
Step 9: Cut white ribbon to fit around the top rim of the box and cut a skinny strip of double-stick tape to attach it. Tie a bow and use a small piece of double-stick tape to adhere it to the front of the box above the words.
Step 10: Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes in baking cups and dollop white frosting on top.
Step 11: Place the cupcake into the box and set a costume jewelry ring in the frosting. You'll find rings in the wedding section of many craft and party stores.