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Let's discuss creative ways to package cupcakes

post #1 of 27
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Now that we have all these terrific recipes and tips, let's share some creative ways to package these things. There is a girl on Flickr that uses clear souffle cups with domed covers to display single cupcakes. They are so cute done up that way, but I can only find a 3" tall one and that would be ok for flatter cupcakes but not for the domed ones with lots of flowers and decorations. Maybe some of you would have a source for these as they are really cute.
Another thing I found was clear or soft colored chinese rice takeout boxes. Some have a wire handle and some have a flatter rounded plastic handle. You can tie a cute ribbon around them and it's a nice way to sell individual cupcakes.
I found a clear box with a flat cover at a local deli that you can put 2 cupcakes side by side in. I put a pretty piece of tissue or a small paper doiley in the bottom before adding the cupcakes.

Hope we get as many ideas for packaging as we did for the cupcakes.
I just tried a Margarita cupcake that was terrific.
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post #2 of 27
lilybird..Another great thread idea !colored chinese rice takeout boxes.. They have these at my Michaels and they are a great idea I have used them for several things ! And yes a lot of the problem is the tall pretty tops on the cuppys! Thanks lilybird,, I will be so glad when you can post your Pictures !
post #3 of 27
I have used the clear, squatty solo cups--a cupcake fits just perfectly in one, then turn one upside down for the top. For some taller, jumbo cupcakes I made, we used clear plastic drinking glasses upside down on top. Tape in 2 or 3 places, or maybe use some of the little clear circle label sticker thingies. I have looked and looked for better packaging and haven't found anything I like.
post #4 of 27
Yes clear solo cups are also good !
post #5 of 27
Try plastic container city for your plastic cups with the domes. They seem to have several sizes, along with some other neat packaging items.
It's www.plasticcontainercity.com
post #6 of 27
I have not tried these yet, but there are some different packaging options here: http://www.papermart.com/index/index_retail_box_plastic.htm

I got the idea from this picture here on CC: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1130393

They could be "dressed up" any way you'd like!
post #7 of 27
I think that a clear solo brand sundae cup with clear domed lid would work great for singles. I want to try a 4 in deep shirt box style box for larger orders (the lid is 1in deep) with the cardboard cupcake holder insert, tied with a ribbon.
post #8 of 27
I love the clear acetate boxes sold here:
http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/Scripts/prodlist.asp?idCategory=33
And the boxes with handles:
http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/Scripts/prodlist.asp?idCategory=17

With the clear boxes, I like to fill the bottom with either colored shredded paper or small candy (like M&Ms), then set a cupcake in the middle. They are so cute tied with a pretty ribbon!
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post #9 of 27
My question would be the added cost to each cupcake. Does anyone see this as a problem in their area?
post #10 of 27
I would also like to know how difficult it is putting the cupcakes in and taking them out of some of these containers. They do look nice though.
post #11 of 27
nattyk, I don't really find the extra cost to be a problem. Most of the people I've encountered who want elaborately decorated and packaged cupcakes are willing to pay for them.

kimsmom, I've never had a problem getting the cupcakes in and out of the boxes I use. Now whether or not my customers do...
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post #12 of 27
I'm a newbie...came across you all via a google search for my daughter's birthday and just wanted to say that you are all so talented! Thanks so much for the links to great resources I was seeking for packaging my cupcake favors. I personally like how one of them, www.thinkgarnish.com, doesn't require a minimum order so I don't have to store tons of containers in my garage (much to my husband's dismay!). You are all a talented bunch and thanks for sharing your pictures...my inspiration! Have a question and not sure if it belongs here but does anyone know how to add fruit purees to a cupcake batter? What ingredient, if any, should I remove if wanting to replace with the puree?
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Shelley07

I'm a newbie...came across you all via a google search for my daughter's birthday and just wanted to say that you are all so talented! Thanks so much for the links to great resources I was seeking for packaging my cupcake favors. I personally like how one of them, www.thinkgarnish.com, doesn't require a minimum order so I don't have to store tons of containers in my garage (much to my husband's dismay!). You are all a talented bunch and thanks for sharing your pictures...my inspiration! Have a question and not sure if it belongs here but does anyone know how to add fruit purees to a cupcake batter? What ingredient, if any, should I remove if wanting to replace with the puree?


You will get more answers if you start another thread... what kind of fruit are you adding? I would replace part of the water/milk with the fruit puree... Unless you want a marbled look... then I would mix as usual, and reserve a small amount of batter to mix the puree with. Next just drizzle over top of your cake batter and run a knife through... Sorry if I didn't answer your questions... if not start a new thread thumbs_up.gif
post #14 of 27
I buy these plastic containers from Smart N Final. They have 11 oz or 20 oz. They cost .085 cents each

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post #15 of 27
that www.thinkgarnish.com is a pretty neat site! I love how they give you all the ideas and what they did to put it all together! Very clever!
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