Cupcake Holders

Mama Chick and I were discussing how to make the cupcake holders this morning, so I did a little research.

Here’s what I came up with:

We can buy these paper ribbons and somehow affix them to the bottoms of the cupcakes. How? With hot glue? Or spray glue? I think spray glue would look neater and it would all stay better, as well. We could cut out two circles for the bottom and sandwich the paper ribbon between the circles. I will experiment and take pictures!

The Etsy shop of A Bohemian Market has these great paper ribbons that come in white. Unfortunately, their store was on vacation, so I couldn’t get a picture of the exact ribbon I want. Thanks to Miss Apple Cider, I was able to get a couple of pictures in other colors so you can get an idea!



1 roll of 12 yards for $4.00.

Alternatively, we can get these awesome doilies and somehow shape them into cupcake holders. What do you guys think? How would that work?


From the Etsy Shop of BROOKLYNrehab

You can get 8 doilies for $10, and select 4”³ or 6”³ in diameter. A bit pricey. I really love the butterfly ones. Maybe I can think of something else to use them for, perhaps another project where I won’t need 100+ of them. Again, throw your ideas my way!

Or we could just go with plain doilies. I found these at Anderson’s Giant Party Store. 48 4”³ doilies for $2.38! Now that’s more in my price range! I do wonder about the quality”¦


If we decide to forgo the whole lace/doily DIY cupcake holders, we could always buy some pre-made ones that are cheaper, like these adorable ones from the Etsy shop of Cake With Love. I’ve seen many similar cupcake holders at FIT, an awesome Japanese household store here in Houston. All images below courtesy of Cake With Love:


These would go well with the flower lights!

Or perhaps these?


We could keep it simple. These are a bit more chic than the regular white holders you get at the grocery store:


I like the scalloped edges and the vellum transparency.

If we go with something simple, I could get some of these adorable picks and stick them in the cupcakes! Can you imagine, white cupcake holders with white frosting, with a pop of color that says “Love”? Fab!


I’m not a huge fan of the glitter in those pics. If you find any cute picks, you know what to do – send them my way!

I also like these, but I have no idea what to put in them:


How are you blinging out your cupcakes?


Mrs. Chick

Wedding Date:
April 2010
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  1. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:15 am

    We aren’t doing cupcakes, but I love the little cupcake flags. Etsy has a lot of great sellers. I also love the decorative cups you’re thinking of using.

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    iswimibikeirun 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:20 am

    Have you considered using an Xyron?

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 11:26 am

    @iswimibikeirun: no but that is a good idea!

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    Laylabelle 3378 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:29 am

    I bought some cute yellow and white striped cupcake holders and some cute white wedding bell picks from Layer Cake Shop – and I made little cupcake flags myself with toothpicks, cardstock, beads, ribbon and a glue stick.

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    CO919 80 posts, Worker bee @ 11:30 am

    they have some really cute cupcake holders on, some are a bit pricey, but they have a lot of options…

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:31 am

    We’re using metallic (so, solid-coloured) holders that we can bake the cupcakes in, and we’re dressing up the tops with fondant. I’m of the opinion that the fancy holders are a money grab, but that’s just me. There’s no denying that they’re cute! (I like the vellum ones best, by the way.)

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    Bellini 713 posts, Busy bee @ 11:35 am

    i love the paper lace ribbon, but then again i am obsessed with lace. i like the “love” flags, but to me they are screaming “valentine’s day” and that may not be the look you’re going for.

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    mary-alice-me 1864 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:57 am

    I second the idea of metallic cupcake wrappers that won’t bleed through … otherwise I’m a fan of the cupcake flags on toothpicks. I made my own and loved them. As much as I like the paper and lace, it’s a detail that might go unnoticed.

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    Jodi, Guest @ 11:59 am

    If you go with doilies, couldn’t you just get a cute paper punch and make your own butterfly doilies?

    That being said, it would probably be a lot of work to fashion some type of holder out of a doilie. You’ll have to use a cupcake paper under it anyway. Have you looked at They have some adorable papers! They’re currently closed for inventory, but you can have them send an email when they open back up.

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    missvintage 571 posts, Busy bee @ 12:21 pm

    I love the paper ribbon from the etsy seller.

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    Grey56 644 posts, Busy bee @ 12:38 pm

    We were just going to DIY cake flags using tall toothpicks and folded-over paper (with some adhesive). I think Martha gave me the idea!

    Or, has drink stirrers that could double as cake flags.

    I like the cupcake holders you posted and can’t even pick a fav, they’re all so fancy!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:52 pm

    you know, i never thought about making cupcake holders. if you do manage to make it work, would you please post a how-to? i’m super intrigued!

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    Heather, Guest @ 12:52 pm

    Usually the “cupcake wrappers” are just an arched band wrapped around the outside and tacked with a spot of glue or tape (the band is taped to ITSELF, nothing to the cupcake) – you still bake the cupcakes in a traditional wrapper and just wrap the decorative one over it.

    If you use that ribbon, you won’t have the arc right, so you either need it to be not fluted (cupcakes are smaller at the bottom than top) or not line up on top. A curve would be more appealing.

    This person shows how they did it cheaply with doilies

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 1:01 pm

    Wow! Thanks everyone for the link! Very helpful!
    @tea: I will definately post a how to if I decide to do it!

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    heavnzbrat, Guest @ 1:21 pm

    doilies at Dollar Tree: 20 pack for $1. you might be able to find their website too.

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    mint mary, Guest @ 2:29 pm

    Where did you find the vellum scalloped holders? They’re adorable!

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 3:29 pm

    @mint mary: The scalloped vellum holders are from here:

    Have fun!

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 3:29 pm

    @heavnzbrat: Awesome, thanks!

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:22 pm

    I love the paper ribbon so cool 😉

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    kloftin 41 posts, Newbee @ 6:39 pm /filigreecupcake.html

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    ScotIrishGirl 307 posts, Helper bee @ 9:46 pm

    Great ideas Miss Chick! Can’t wait to see what you end up going with!

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    Mrs. Mouse 5689 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:15 am

    I feel like I saw a post on Pro about lacy cupcake holders. You should do a search if you’re still considering them! I think they would look really pretty.

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    knapper08, Guest @ 9:08 am

    We used wrappers from Cupcake Wrapture (12/$5):

    They were ADORABLE, and not as expensive as filagree wrappers ($1 each)! It really pulled together the cupcakes on the stands.

    Here is a cheaper version (50/$6.95) — of course I found this AFTER we ordered ours!

    As for DIY from lace doilies – there are instructions here:


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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:32 am

    I’m loving the paper lace.

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    KMSull 6442 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:20 pm

    I don’t know why, but the long boxes remind me of hot dogs… probably not the most wedding friendly food but it would be really playful. Barring hot dogs, maybe little tarts?

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