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make someone happy – no. 02: a sweet surprise

Make Someone Happy - No. 02: A Sweet Surprise


Fortune cookies are one of my favorite things to come across because I love the element of surprise. So, for this month's Make Someone Happy video, I'm sharing a simple way to add a custom message to one of my favorite treats and surprise someone in your life. I found these Siljans Croustades at the local grocery store, and they're the perfect companion to hold your sweet nothings. Big thanks to Stacia of Frosted Cupcakery for being my guest this time and helping me whip up these conversational sweets! Enjoy!

{Video by Modshift. Music: Everything You Say" by Stella Stagecoach, licensed from With Etiquette. My dress is by Hound Design, shoes from Anthropologie from a past season, belt is from Madewell from a past season (similar), necklace by Yellow Owl Workshop, heart clutch by}


  1. Those are so darling! What a sweet idea. But I do hope everyone licked that delicious-looking frosting off their fingers and didn’t waste any cake looking for the surprise. 🙂

  2. What a great idea! I love that the fortunes were colorful and love the Orla Kiely plate 🙂 Cuteness overload!

  3. So freakin’ cute! I made actual fortune cookies for Valentines one year, but it was tough! And my husband proposed with a fortune cookie message…I may just have to make one of these to surprise him =)

  4. Joy,
    This video was very cute and heartwarming. Thanks for thinking up new ways to share your vision of how fun life can be.
    PS. just bought your book and so far really like it!

  5. I heart fortune cookies too and cupcakes and fortune cookies inside cupcakes. Thanks for this inspiring idea and the music rocked too.

  6. i love these films of yours, being able to make someone happy and loved and special is the greatest gift. you are exceptionally creative at making us all smile, any ideas how i could get a message into our wine bottles/glasses? i would love to do a wine tasting event based on secret messages, with out taking away from the delicious taste of our wines of course.
    thanks for the smiles

  7. Watching your video made me happy too! Such a cute idea, Joy! And love your video. Can’t wait to see more! Totally gotta do this. 🙂


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