What We’re Learning Today…
I have heard your cries!!! (Nothing serious…we’re talking cupcakes here.) When using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge, so many people have asked, “What size do we make our cupcake wrappers?” So, that’s what today’s post is about!
We’re using store bought mini and regular/standard sized cupcakes.
Just the Facts Ma’am…
I used the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge for this post. Every cupcake wrapper on that cartridge is exactly the same. The only differences are the cuttable embellishments that most of the cuts have. I didn’t use any embellishments here. This is just the plain ‘ole cupcake wrapper totally unembellished.
Each cupcake wrapper is labeled with the size I set my Cricut Dial for each cut. For these cupcakes, if you want the tops to peak over the wrapper a bit you would pick sizes 4 1/2″ for the mini and 6 1/2″ for the regular. If you want the sides taller than the tops of these mini & regular cupcakes then you would choose 5 1/2″ (mini) and 7 1/2″ (regular). Of course, it depends on the amount of icing you have. 😉 Also, going much smaller than 4 1/2″ would squish the mini cupcake.
Amount of Cupcake Wrappers That Can Be Cut from One Sheet of 12×12 Paper Using the Cricut Expession:
4 1/2″ = 4 cupcake wrappers
5 1/2″ = 2 cupcake wrappers
6 1/2″ = 1 cupcake wrapper
7 1/2″ = 1 cupcake wrapper
Fit to Page will cut one 11″ cupcake wrapper using a whole page. (That would be a gigantic cupcake!)
You can adjust the sizes to fit your specific need. I just chose to use 1″ increments for this tutorial.
I took this photo so you could see how much room is left around the sides of the cupcakes when they are in their respective wrappers. If asked my preference…
I think I’d mostly use 4 1/2″ & 6 1/2″ because I don’t want my cupcakes rattling around like cattle in a boxcar. Plus, the idea behind cupcake wrappers is that you see their icing. Basically, the wrapper is just a pretty way of holding it. They are can be especially pretty once decorated.
Thank you to my DH who is so super sweet. He remembered me talking about how I needed to do a post about cupcake wrappers because people were having such a problem figuring out what size to make them. A few days later he came home from the grocery store with 2 sizes of cupcakes!! I was all puzzled (because I can be pretty dense sometimes) and said, “What are these for?” (I mean, clearly I know we could eat them, but he doesn’t usually bring home a bunch of cupcakes.) He said they were for my cupcake wrapper post!! What a sweetheart.
I hope this post helped you!