Treats for the Elves

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Sainsbury’s (a large grocery chain in the UK).

They asked if they could include my Leprechaun donut box idea from last year in a Christmas feature they were doing on “Inventive Crafts for Kids”.


I was flattered that they wanted to use my Leprechaun donut boxes, but then I got to thinking.

If people are willing to serve donuts in a Leprechaun box to the Christmas Elves, how excited would they be to serve Christmas Treats in Christmas Boxes to the Christmas Elves?

Why shouldn’t there be special treats for Christmas Elves?   Would Christmas Elves want sloppy seconds from the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechauns?

I think not.


They deserve boxes filled with donuts….


… carriers filled with cupcakes ….


…and cookie trays filled with treats.


Naturally, they deserve Christmas appropriate packaging.

If you want to make these tasty little elf sized treats….


The donuts are easy enough to make.  Dump a bunch of cheerios on the counter and go crazy with icing and sprinkles.  They are pretty tasty, so it just might take an entire box of Cheerios to get a few dozen elf sized donuts.


For the cupcakes, I started by trying to make cupcake liners for the elves.  They were cute, but verrrrry time consuming.


While trying to find a template for the cupcakes, I realized I had the perfect cupcake liners.   Milk shake straws!  They are bigger than regular straws perfect for Elf sized cupcakes.


Insert one end of the straw into a pre-made cake.  I used an angel food cake because…well…because I happened to have one in the house.  You can use any cake or cupcake you might have handy.  Of course, if you want to be a buzz-kill, you could use bread….


See?  The perfect Elf-sized cupcake!!


Trim the cake-filled straws to about 3/8″ and decorate with abandon!


To keep the cake from drying out on the bottom, put a layer of icing on the bottom and let dry.


Bring it on, elves.  We’ve got you covered!! If you want to make your own Elf treats, download the file below for directions and templates for all the boxes.

Click here ->  Elf Treat Directions and Template

Your elves will thank you.

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(4) Comments and (3) Replies

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  2. Patty | March 9, 2014 at 3:28 am | Reply

    So adorable!

    • jill | March 9, 2014 at 11:17 am | Reply

      Thank you! Hope you have a great St. Pattie’s Day!

  3. Patty | March 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Reply

    With a name like Patty, it’s got to be good! lol

    • jill | March 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Reply


  4. Barbara B | November 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm | Reply

    Seriously, you are awesome. I have seen the doughnuts before but not the little cakes. The straws take it to the next level. Cupcake liners for the wee elves. Brilliant!

  5. kiki | November 29, 2015 at 9:42 am | Reply

    I was so happy to find a cute idea for elfs now i have a great idea for x-mas cookes for santa carrots for randers and these for elfs.

    • jill | December 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm | Reply

      I just LOVE that you are elfing it up! Sounds like you have a great Christmas strategy. Enjoy and have fun!

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