When I was planning the Sugar Plum Fairy birthday party, the birthday girl requested cupcakes instead of one large cake. I knew this would be a perfect opportunity to try my hand at making cupcake wrappers!
I've loved the concept of cupcake wrappers since I first saw those gorgeous laser-cut ones pop up sevenish years ago. So pretty! So intricate! And so expensive! They're often a dollar or more each, and I've never been willing to pay that for a cupcake wrapper. So I decided to try making them myself.
I don't have a fancy laser cutter, but I do have some pretty snowflake punches, and decided to improvise. Here's what I developed.
Cupcake Wrappers Materials:
- cardstock in chosen colors (I used three shades of purple for interest)
- punches (I used two different snowflake punches)
- Swarovski rhinestones (optional)
4) Glue the snowflakes to the top curved edge of the cupcake wrapper. If you want to (and who wouldn't want to?) glue a tiny Swarovskirhinestonein the center of each snowflake to add extra fun and sparkle. I admit, this could quickly drive up the price if you don't buy them 20 gross at a time wholesale like I do, but a pretty little seed bead or inexpensive sequin would also look gorgeous.
To use the cupcake wrappers, simply wrap around your decorated cupcake and use a piece of tape to secure. It's that easy! Never again will I be without cupcake wrappers because I'm feeling too stingy, now that I've discovered how simple it is to do it myself!
At a big event, especially something like a wedding where there are often more than 100 guests, buying cupcake wrappers can quickly add up to a meaningfulamount. Mine came out to approximately 5 cents each. That's affordable for any event, no matter how large!