My friend Karen recently brought me a box of cake mix from Muji in Hong Kong. It was a chocolate cherry mix with green tea swirl, complete with cake pan, cherry cake mix, matcha powder and my favorite part – packaging.
The box includes little plastic bags and ties, along with instructions of how you should cut the cake, so you give the cake out to all of your friends.
What a simple, yet thoughtful, thing to do! I have never seen anything like this in an American cake mix box. Most mixes assume you’ll keep the pan on your own kitchen counter and polish off the cake yourself. Unfortunately, after making the cake, the end result was not one that I’d really want to share with my friends, so I ended up keeping the packaging for a future baking project. Too bad, but the thought to share is still one I can support.
*Muji opened up a branch in in New York City in 2007, but it doesn’t have all of the fun things (i.e. cake mix) like they do at the Muji’s in Asia! I still recommend you stop by to check out their stationery. Thanks Karen!