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How to Make Cupcake Wrappers

Cute cupcake wrappers can take any cupcake (even store-bought ones) to the next level. While it helps to have a digital cutter (like the Silhouette), you certainly don’t need one to make cupcake wrappers.  I’m writing this post in two parts: “How to Make Cupcake Wrappers Without a Digital Cutter” and “How to Make Cupcake Wrappers with a Silhouette Digital Cutter”.

How to Make Cupcake Wrappers Without a Digital Cutter

  1. Buy some really cute paper.  It should be a bit thicker than regular printer paper, although if printer paper is all you’ve got, that will work, too.
  2. If needed, trim the paper to 8.5″ by 11″.
  3. Download the PDF with the cupcake design shown above.
  4. Print it on the side of the craft paper that you don’t want people to see.
  5. Cut out the wrapper shape as neatly as you can.
  6. Use a hole punch to punch circles into the wrapper, or cut out any other design that you like.
  7. Glue the ends together using Elmer’s glue.
  8. Slip a cupcake inside and admire your work.

How to Make Cupcake Wrappers With a Silhouette Digital Cutter

  1. Buy some really cute paper.  It should be a bit thicker than regular printer paper, although if printer paper is all you’ve got, that will work too.
  2. If needed, trim the paper to 8.5″ by 11″.
Just a few examples of cupcake wrapper templates available from Silhouette.
  1. Purchase a wrapper template (Silhouette has lots of wrapper templates to choose from, as shown above), download my Silhouette template, or design your own template within Silhouette.
Always put your cupcake wrapper paper on the sticky mat before cutting.
I learned that an easy way to keep the mat clean and sticky
is to use a lint roller between uses.
  1. Prepare your Silhouette file for printing, following the instructions that come with the machine.
  2. Affix your paper to the sticky mat that comes with the Silhouette, and cut! (Note:
    It takes longer to cut more complicated designs.  If you had a computer in the 80′s and used Print Shop on a dot matrix printer, you know what I am talking about.)

 

  1. Peel the cupcake wrapper off of the sticky mat.
  1. Glue the ends of the wrapper together using Elmer’s glue.
  2. Slip a cupcake inside the wrapper, and admire your work.
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22 Responses to How to Make Cupcake Wrappers

  1. Lehcarjt August 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    I noticed that the wrappers don’t curve around the edge of the bottom. When someone goes to pick a cupcake up by the wrapper, doesn’t the cupcakes then drop quite a ways downward in the wrapper? (If that makes sense)

  2. Stef August 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    I think I understand your question, It works because it’s a really tight fit. So tight, in fact, that it’s best to slip the wrapper on before frosting – otherwise, the frosting could get messed up while trying to slide the wrapper on.

  3. Lehcarjt August 4, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    Ah. That makes sense then. Thanks!

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  5. Naomi August 5, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Greeting cards, place cards, stencils for wall borders, menus, name cards for parties, dish labels for buffet tables, and of course, cupcake holders.

  6. The Captain's Daughter August 5, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Great tutorial on the process of making cupcake wrappers!! I love the paper you chose too!

    Well done!

  7. Becky August 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I am not able to download the regular template. When I click on the link it shows me a blank page. Do you know what the issue could be?

  8. Stef August 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Becky – It looks like the site I’m hosting the files on is down right now. If it’s still down tomorrow, I’ll try moving them somewhere else. Sorry!

  9. delitesome manna boxes July 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    great idea,stef…thanks for sharing.i work with paper alot…this has upped my portfolio of the crafts i can do with paper…loving it real good…thanks again

  10. Shann Antics August 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    This post is a GODSEND!!!

  11. maritza December 6, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    If you would like to customize or personalize your wrapper you could go to this website and then cut them yourself. They are really cute!
    http://www.makecupcakewrappers.com/

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  13. Carrie March 13, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Super cute idea! I love making cupcakes and when I decorate mine I use these cupcake wrappers http://www.bellacupcakecouture.com/category_1/Cupcake-Wrappers.htm.

    This is a good tip for a back up idea though.

    Thanks Carrie

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