Chinese Take Out Boxes and Customer Inspiration from Jacquee of "I Sugar Coat It"

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I love Mondays. 

I know that a lot of people don't like Mondays but I do because it is the day that I'm at the Toronto store. I get so excited when I walk around the store and get to see all of the amazing new products that have arrived on the shelves. This week the staff were setting up an incredible display featuring many of our new kraft, burlap and lace products. They are still loading many new products onto the website and I will share them with you in another post. If you are planning a vintage or rustic themed wedding or party this summer you have to visit our stores soon.

The other reason that I love Mondays is that when I'm in the store I get to talk to many of our customers and see what products they are loading into their shopping carts. This week I noticed a number of people with our Chinese take out boxes in their carts. 

Chinese take out boxes are always a popular product at this time of year as many brides like to use these for wedding favors and packaging for sweet tables. We have the traditional white take out boxes in a variety of different sizes ...
and we also carry a number of unique takeout boxes as well. The clear and kraft take out boxes (shown in the top photo) are two of my favourite take out boxes to decorate for wedding and party favors. Our Chinese take out boxes are also available in many different colours and patterns and you can see them all on our website here.

I especially love to see what our customers have been doing with our products and I was blown away this week when I received an email from one of our very talented customers - Jacquee from "I Sugar Coat It".  Jacquee packages and photographs her beautiful sweets in our products and I just have to share some of my favourites with you today. 
 
This beautiful cake was created for a friend's bridal shower and was cleverly packaged in one of our new Parisian collection bakery boxes.

I love Jacquee's photography. You really want to have a (big) slice of that cake! The cake stand in this picture is from our new Rosanne line of dessert servingware. I over heard a customer the other week say that this area of our Toronto store was her "happy place" and I have to agree. 
Check out how Jacquee packaged her macarons in our macron boxes. I love the way that she added her logo to the tiffany blue macaron box. 
Again, the photography for these sweet treats is both beautiful and yummy!  The patterned paper behind the macarons is from our new Dahlia Collection.
And one last photo from Jacquee's blog that I just had to share. I pinned this picture of her strawberry glazed mini doughnuts as soon as I saw it. I loved the use of the paper straws, the colours and the way the doughnuts were styled. But what I loved the most is that these mini treats are lactose-free!! I'm lactose intolerant and so I'm always on the look out for lactose-free recipes - especially desserts. I can't wait to try this recipe out. I just need to find an excuse to make them and present them like this on the paper straws ... maybe for a late night treat  at the cottage this summer!

Jacquee's blog is a chronicle of her successes (and failures) as she explores sugar in all it's forms. She has lots of great recipes and I love how she shares her stories on her blog.I hope that you will pop over to check out Jacquee's website. Tell her Lorrie sent you over!

If you are looking for more inspiration for your packaging projects please check out and follow our Creative Bag Pinterestboards. I am adding new pins daily and always on the look out for new ideas using our products!



⋅4 comments

Nat said...
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Nat said...

these sweets are perfectly showcased in these wonderful bakery boxes. I totally love the bakers twine at Creative Bag, its my fave :)

James Cash said...

You can turn Chinese take out boxes into anything. I have made multiple different crafts with them. I love what you have done with the smaller and smaller ones, we are thinking of doing the same thing for a craft show.

Creative Bag said...

I'd love to see what you come up with for a craft show!

Lorrie