Friday, May 27, 2011

make your own cupcake wrappers

A few days ago, someone asked me if I wanted to help make some wedding shower cupcakes. (Umm, YES, please.) And then I realized that I have NO IDEA what a wedding shower cupcake should look like. So I did what any normal person would do. Which is... absolutely nothing for a couple of days. Then I spent some time with my good friend, Google Images. And then I got this great idea to use cupcake wrappers. (You know, those pieces of paper that go around a finished cupcake.) But...you know....since I live in Korea...I have limited options. So I decided to make some.

I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to find a template and re-sizing it over and over again until it fit. Seriously, my children almost went hungry in the process. (It's a good thing my son licked the bowl after all the cupcake liners were filled. I think it gave me that extra 20 minutes I needed.) Seriously though, I love making liners. You can make them in any color and pattern you want. And it makes me feel better about buying those weirdy scissors back when I thought scrapbooking would be cool.

And the best part about cupcake liners? Not having to answer the flavor question over and over again. Just use color-coded flavor cards. You could probably make your cards a little cuter than mine, you know, if you want to. And if your child isn't starving while you are making them. Because children should eat well balanced meals, not icing and cupcake batter. (Just sayin.)

And in case you decide to make your own liners....I made a super high-tech sharpie marker template for you to use. Simply right click on the photo and copy the image. Paste it into a word document and make it the exact size as your paper. (You will have to set your margins at "0.0" first.) You could also open the image in paint or some other art type program and color the liners first. Or just use it as a template to cut liners out of colored paper. I am sure that there is a much easier way to do this. But...for all the love that is in the world...I can't think of one. And its probably time for me to go make some delicious food product with lots of vegetables and lean protein to make up for yesterday.

14 comments:

Glora said...

Way to improvise. They look great! Hugs- Glora

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

Great job!! Thanks for posting this. If it makes you feel any better, I have a Cricut, but I haven't had much time to try and figure it out.

I didn't realize you were in Korea. My daughter just came home for a visit after almost three years in Osan. We are so happy to see her! (Her husband is an airman.)

SugarDeaux said...

~"I don't own a cricut. Or anything like it. But, I can still be cool like all of you that do and make my own cupcake wrappers, right?"~

I don't know... We're checking facts. It may be illegal in some Eastern countries. Voting on the cricut vs spontaneous creativity is tomorrow. We'll let you know ;)

Haniela said...

I love this.

You are so creative!
Have a wonderful weekend!

lizy b said...

I've been dying to make these!! Thanks for the pattern.
I also have a gigantic box of those bizarre scissors that cut funny patterns. Why is it they only cut about an inch at a time....?
Can't wait to dust them off!

Sarachan said...

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Thanks.
Sara

LilaLoa said...

Shelly -- I'm practically neighbors with your daughter!

Sugar Deaux -- I'm laughing so hard it hurts. Let me know how it turns out. :)

Lizy -- I KNOW!! It takes SO long to cut anything, because you have to line up the pattern after every single inch long cut!

Nisson Family said...

I love it! What a great idea!!! :)

Pam

SweetSugarBelle said...

You are so cool, just so you know!

Tabitha said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I love the look of cupcake wrappers, but they're just a bit too pricey for me. I know I'll get lots of use out of your pattern. :-)

My Picnic Basket said...

I've just cruised through some of your posts/blog and wanted to say how much I have enjoyed them. You have some great things to share and you are extremely entertaining. So...thank you!

Katie said...

Good idea on how to use those "weirdy scissor things". I have some that could use a little dusting off.

Josh Pearce said...

You can design, download and print custom cupcake wrappers here:

http://www.makecupcakewrappers.com

Erin Baker said...

Thanks so much!!! Great website!!!

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