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August 17, 2010

No more naked cupcakes

There's no end in sight to the current cupcake craze. And these days no self-respecting cake would be caught dead in just a liner, the cupcake equivalent of going out in one's underwear. Cupcake wraps often cost a dollar a piece, so if you feel the need to dress up your cakes, try these DIY versions with printable templates:

Doily cupcake wrappers at Intimate Weddings (top). Check your local craft or dollar store for doilies.
Decorative paper cupcake wrappers at Snow and Graham (bottom).

46 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love the first lacey ones. hehe no more naked cupcakes. That's funny.

Dorkys Ramos said...

The doilies look cute an all, but would it be annoying to get the cupcake out of there if they're smaller than the dressy liner?

Or I guess you could be a beast and just drop the whole cupcake in your mouth!

Kylie said...

Cupcakes in their underwear! HA!! Suzie from cupcakemonkey.com introduced me to your blog and I think I am hooked already! :o) Kylie

Jess said...

Howdy, Kylie. Welcome.

And that's the spirit, Dorkys. Throw the whole thing in.

amandalee said...

I like the doilies. I enjoy anything with doilies embellishing it, to be honest.

Tegan Aubrie said...

I saw cupcake side-accent-thingies the other day. Ninjas, actually, hanging off the side of the cupcake... there really is no end in sight...

The Bees Knees said...

This idea is super cute. Cute + Yummy = One Badass Idea :)

Cynnie said...

what fabulous looking cupcakes...look too good to eat!

Jess said...

Maybe I should Google "DIY side-accent-thingies" for a new post topic. I think that's exactly what they're called.

down pillow said...

That is so pretty! I like the lacy one so much

sgillmanorr said...

It's like little lovely skirts for little mini cakes, I wonder if you could make manly cupcake pants?

lottebees said...

I was really looking for something like this. Birthday treat making is coming up and this would be wonderfull as decoration. And a lot easier then my other wild plans.

NOTyourrunofthemill said...

Gosh! You can't have any naked cupcakes can you.

who is ashlee? said...

Perfect! I just made a cupcake get well card today and was going to make cupcakes to go with it. Now I have some ideas to play with!

Get well card:
http://craftsparklepop.blogspot.com/2010/08/get-well-card.html

I love all the awesome-ness that you find!
Ashlee

Moe said...

I love cupcake wrappers! Since I make a huge cake for my birthday each year (I always make a big deal of my b-day) I am thinking of doing cupcakes this year to change it up & would hate for them to be naked lol

I especially love the doily ones!

leyla said...

I would be happy if the cupcake craze faded...never having been a huge cake fan, little baby cakes in a cup were never that enticing.

I just blogged about the cupcake craze this morning...actually, I was wondering aloud if it's losing some steam. Two new frozen yogurt shops just opened in my town and I randomly saw another one in a different city. Is frozen yogurt the new cupcake? Haha.

Jess said...

I think cupcakes and froyo will coexist for awhile, and then cupcakes will fade. You're right; frozen yogurt places are popping up everywhere. To the point that I roll my eyes when I see another one. I like fattening ice cream, myself.

kirsten gail said...

I love these, so pretty.

Luisa said...

That is too cute! We make our own cupcakes but I don't like buying the wrappers with characters but this is just cute.

Monica said...

Very clever - love it!

Tanya said...

such perfect timing! I literally sat down in front of my computer to look for cupcake liners for my sister-in-law's shower on Sunday- Seriously! That's what I was going to look for!! Good think I looked at my RSS feeds first. Thanks!

Grandma G said...

If I made cupcakes, I'm afraid they might be going out in their underwear. If I made cupcakes. But I don't. A whole big naked cake is plenty good for me.

Jenifir said...

Very cute use of doilies. Thanks for the diy because as cute as some of the wrappers I have seen are, I cannot bring myself to buy them. I love the naked cupcake reference. It is funny that people find it necessary to dress up their cakes but still go to the grocery store in their pyjamas.

Jenifir said...

Very cute use of doilies. Thanks for the diy because as cute as some of the wrappers I have seen are, I cannot bring myself to buy them. I love the naked cupcake reference. It is funny that people find it necessary to dress up their cakes but still go to the grocery store in their pyjamas.

Deven said...

CUTENESS!

Anonymous said...

If anyone has a silhouette digital craft cutter, their online store also has some super cute cupcake designs!

Mod Podge Amy said...

I like to use Halloween cupcake liners all year round - BECAUSE I CAN. It's quite upsetting to the purists.

Mrs T said...

They are so pretty!

charlotte said...

sooo cute!!!!

TJ said...

I can't believe I used to leave my cupcakes go all, err, natural (nakey) all of these years. I'll definitely start putting undies on them. No need to have nakey foods, especially for the children! (To be fair, they always had a hat on)

The fancy ones are very very awesome looking, thanks. :)

Roberta said...

Thanks for sharing! As always you find the best stuff...just like the creativity quiz the other day...I shared it on my blog as well because it was so accurate! Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

ChichiChick said...

I just love these and can't wait to try them out. The fancy store bought ones are a fortune! Thanks!

Meghan said...

Love these! I linked to them on my blog, I hope you don't mind!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the templates. They're great.
Now I need to go fix this craving for cupcakes. My waistline thanks you. :)

Julie said...

Love these...so delicate and yummy!

Sophie said...

gotta love a good pair of cupcake undies! Sophie

http://wakegirls.blogspot.com

Melbourne Solicitors said...

god they are so cute.love xx

Christine said...

awe I love them! how adorable! Thanks Jessica!

Lisa said...

So, I live in Alaska, and I was completely taken aback when I realized there was a cupcake frenzy downstates.
Anyway, I want to thank you for blogging (after a year or so of religiously coming back to your site). I appreciate you sharing your creativity with the rest of us!

Vegan said...

I didn't know cupcakes were not supposed to be naked! But now that I see them dressed, can I ever, in good conscience, ever, let a naked cupcake leave my kitchen?

Those are really, really cute!

s. said...

ah! adorable! i wouldn't want to take my cupcakes out of those cute little outfits :D

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TJ Mulvany said...

The wifey is going to love these.

kari said...

So, do you bake the cupcakes in regular liners and then wrap them with the doilies? or bake them just in the bare muffin tin? thanks for this cute idea!

Jess said...

I'd probably use a plain white liner. It might keep some of the grease from getting into the doily.

Newton Curtains said...

If I made cupcakes, I'm afraid they might be going out in their underwear. :)

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