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post #16 of 32
Some of our Walmart stores have them already and have sold out. I couldn't find one. Ended up ordering one on E-bay and can't wait to get it. Oddly enough, I had e-mailed Provo Crafts about a month ago asking if they would consider making a cartridge strictly for cupcake wrappers and sent them some sample wrappers so they'd know what I was talking about. I guess I was a little late as it clearly was already in the works! Nice to be able to multi-task with a machine as expensive as the Cricut!

Saw a demo of the Silhouette over the weekend and it printed color images AND cut those images exactly to the shape of each image - AMAZING!
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post #17 of 32
It was also $39 atthe WalMart here is COS.

MariaK38: So are able to get a cake wrapper for a regular size cuppie using a 6x12 sheet of paper? Great to know! Thank you!
I read on the Cricut message board that if you have an EX, then you just need to hit "fit to size" or something like that-- but she didn't put what size paper she was using and I have not joing their message boards to ask.
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post #18 of 32
yep... the expression fits 12x12 paper. unfortunately, the machines that take 6x12 paper don't have that fit to size option, at least not that I can see.
post #19 of 32
What i did, was use a full size 12x6 inch piece of paper, cut one wrapper then turned the whole mat around and cut another, this gave me 2 wrappers to one mat, but only worked turning it around. I was using the congrat wrapper, and cut it at a 2 inch size, 1 1/2 was to small to fit my standard cuppies, and the 2 inch was a little on the big side, i think 1 3/4 would be perfect but i don't have that size on my cricut. Now the bitch of the thing is each wrapper seems to be slightly different in size so you do have to play with it till you get the size you can work with.

With the slightly big wrapper, all i did was tape it alittle tighter so that it fit the cup cake.
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by peg818

Now the bitch of the thing is each wrapper seems to be slightly different in size so you do have to play with it till you get the size you can work with.



Are you serious?!?! I never thought they would all be a different size-- I mean they all look about the same on paper (you know what I mean-- the insert paper that shows all of the wrappers - not the paper you are cutting), but looking at the ones on the cover, some are taller, etc. It would have been nice if they had written suggested sized for each wrapper for a regular size cuppie. I guess I should not whine-- At least they came up with a cart for this. I am not quite feeling the toppers- but I think many would be cute to use as a tag or card.

thank you for this info!
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post #21 of 32
well, my suggestion is to use cheap paper until you get the wrapper the size you want then go from there. That is why i can't wait for them to update the gypsy with these carts cause then i can set the length to what i need and the height of the wrapper to what suits me.
post #22 of 32
I have the smaller Cricut and the Expression. I'm not familiar with the Gypsy. Is this something I should have to make the cupcake wrappers ( when it is available ) I just got my cartridge tonight for the wrappers and didn't anticipate any problems.
post #23 of 32
Can you use the Cricut cake with the cricut cupcake wrapper cartridge? Also, what kind of paper do you use? Scrapbook paper? I just ordered my cupcake wrapper cartridge and want to use it for a wedding in a few weeks and need all the help I can get! Thanks in advance!!
post #24 of 32
I used my cricut cake with the cupcake wrapper cartridge. It worked great. You do however need to purchase the deep cut housing and blade.
I purchased mine through walmart.com. The shipping was fast, and cheap. I also purchased the sticky mats that you need to use to cut paper. I didn't like the cardstock that I purchased through Walmart, so I went to staples and purchased #67 cover stock. With the 8 1/2 x 11 sheets I can cut 3 wrappers, and with the 11 x 17 I can cut 6. It really worked great, and the wrappers pulled off cleanly from the mat without tearing. I made wrappers for my daughters birthday which really came out nice. I posted pics so you can see for yourself. I am also busy making 100 wrappers for my grandsons christening, and they really are nice. Even the really intricate patterns like the butterfly, cut really nice and clean, and are really beautiful. Also, I had no problem with grease marks, and the cupcakes were in the wrappers overnight. I hope this helps.
Kathy
post #25 of 32
Kathy,

Thank you so much for your help. I went to the store and got the deep cut housing and blade and the mat. I'm going to make the cupcake wrappers tomorrow. I can't wait to see how them come out. How long has it taken you to do the 100 cupcake wrappers? Good luck! Thanks for the tip about leaving the cupcakes in the wrappers overnight...I was wondering about the grease marks!
Jamie
post #26 of 32
Hi Jamie
I don't know the exact amount of time it took me to do the 100 wrappers, but I worked on them on and off for 3 days. It goes pretty quick. It also depends on the pattern you choose to do. I set the pressure at high, and the speed at med-high. It also depends if you are going to do the inside wrapper. I did both inside and outside, so it does add time to the project. I hope you also bought the card stock from Staples. Its really easy to work with. I also glued the two wrappers together. You should also do a practice cut to make sure the size is what you want. For some reason, not all of the wrappers automatically cut the right size to fit regular size cupcakes. Some cut smaller, some larger, and some just right. I'm impressed that the blade has cut so many wrappers, and is still cutting perfectly. I must have cut at least 300 wrappers so far. I think you'll love the way it cuts. The butterfly pattern is really beautiful, and cuts so perfectly. They look like you bought them, and have you seen the price on precut wrappers? The laser cut wrappers are pretty pricey, and I don't think you can tell the difference! The display of cupcakes with the wrappers for my Grandson's Christening (Aug. 21st) is going to look amazing. Well, have fun!

Kathy
post #27 of 32
Kathy,

Thank you so much for all your help and tips!! It made the process very easy for me. I started the cupcake wrappers last night and I absolutely love them. They are super easy, just time consuming. I did 124 last night and I have about 70 more to do before Saturday but I definitely love the results! I'm making the wrappers for a friend's wedding and she thought it was going to add a huge additional cost, the couple couldn't believe how cheap I was able to do them for. I did look at getting the paper at Staples, however I needed black and they didn't have it. I went to Joanne Fabrics and they had an array of card stock in various colors, so I got it there. I did use the Staples white cover stock #67 as practice tho! I can't wait to try the other designs...I think I'm addicted lol. Good luck with you grandson's christening wrappers. I loved to see a picture if you are willing to share.

Jamie
post #28 of 32
Hi Jamie
I'm so happy it worked out well for you. It is time consuming, but if you multi-task (glue and cut at the same time) its well worth it. I think they put such a personal touch, and really finished look to your cupcake display. My grandsons Christening is on the 21st, so the "race" to get the baking and decorating done will start this weekend. 100 cupcakes, two cakes, and 160 cookie favors. What pattern did you use? Did you also do the inside liner? Wasn't it strange with the wrappers cutting different sizes?
I hope you put one of your cupcake baking cups inside to double check. I can't wait to see your finished product. I'm sure all will be happy.
Kathy
post #29 of 32
I used the "XOXO" pattern since it was for a wedding. And I only did the one layer and baked the cupcakes in silver liners so they showed through the holes in the decorative liner. Yea it was weird that the size depends on the design.

It definitely is time consuming but definitely worth the result. It is a special touch and just really makes it look so special. OMG you have alot of baking and decorating to do. Good luck! How is it going for you?

I was very happy with the turn out of the cupcake stand and the cupcake wrappers. The bride was blown away as was the guests and staff at the venue.
post #30 of 32
Fantastic job Jamie. My party is on the 21st.
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