A “Bun in the Oven” Baby Shower Favors

by | Nov 10, 2009 | Baby Showers, Recipes | 7 comments

I had so much fun making the favors for Erica’s Baby Shower. When I was looking for ideas online, I ran across packages of Muffin Mix for sale, and decided to make something similar…

Instead of muffin mix, and keeping with the theme, I sent each of our guests home with a mix to make Cinnamon Honey Bun Coffee Cake in a Mug! (I found the recipe here.)


  • Yellow Cake Mix (I was able to make 9 favors from each box)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pecans
  • Cinnamon
  • Clear Baggies and Ties
  • Snack Baggies
  • Labels for Topping Packets
  • Colored Paper Bags
  • Coordinating Ribbon
  • Colored Paper & Card Stock for printing tags and labels
  • Hole Punch and Scissors
Measure the following into a baggie, Seal & Tie off.
1/3 cup yellow cake mix

Add the following into a separate baggie, seal & tie off, label as Topping Mix:
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp finely chopped pecans
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Attach Tag:

Empty Cake mix into mug.
Add 2 tsp Oil, 1 T. Water, 1 Egg White, whisk well.
Sprinkle topping packet on & cook on high in microwave for 2 minutes.

I also included optional oven directions, which I tested out since I don’t have a microwave and wanted to test the recipe before giving it away! 😉

Next I printed out a poem found online for the cover, along with the image from the invitations, etc, and glued them onto some coordinating paper and then to the bags:
A bun in the oven

Such great joy
Will it be a girl?
Or will it be a boy?

Only time will tell
Whether we’ll need pink or blue
We know we’ll be ready
Thanks to you!

After placing the Mix and Topping in the bag, I punched a couple holes, added the ribbon, and that was it! They were so easy, even I could make them!!


  1. Sarah

    How absolutely cute!! I love that idea…wish I had a shower I could throw…I'm gonna keep this in mind though! Too cute, along with the litle dress pins!

  2. Jodi

    You'd be a great party coordinator! Your baby shower was beautiful!

  3. Jessica Gordon

    Oh, if only you could have seen my pulling my hair out a week before when I still had NO IDEA what I was going to do for the party. lol! With All Hallows Eve/All Saints Day I hadn't had any time to think about it and was SUPER overwhelmed by the thought.

    It all came together in the end though, lol!

  4. Angela

    Thanks for posting this – I was going to ask you what the recipe is because Lil Guhl really loved hers and wants to make it again.

    I thought they were great too!

  5. Jessica Gordon

    Oh good! I am so glad to hear that you both liked the Coffee Cake! 🙂

  6. Kelly

    Very creative Jessica. Well done!! 😀

    God bless!


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