Cupcake culture today is so big that it’s hard to imagine a party without them! But as delicious as cupcakes are, it’s not all about that sugar fix. The presentation is important, from the appearance of the cupcake itself to the cupcake packaging. Cupcakes are decadent and this can include the packaging design. It’s also about being practical. If you want your cupcakes to taste and look freshly made then you need to be smart with the packaging.
Cupcake Packaging Ideas for Baking Businesses
To ensure that your cupcakes are received by the customer with a fluffy sponge and a frosting peak that Mary Berry would be proud of, you need to invest in specially made cupcake boxes. These boxes are popular with bakers who sell cupcakes as well as wholesalers. A cake box with a window is handy because you can immediately see the cupcakes without opening the box and the customer can see the pretty contents.
Cupcake boxes can be made of cardboard so that you can store them flat-packed and they are light to transport and carry. The boxes can also be made of plastic which is moisture resistant and more durable. The plastic containers have a dome-shaped lid to keep the cupcake frosting peak in perfect condition. Both can be found in single cupcake boxes such as these individual plastic cupcake boxes, paired cupcake boxes or boxes for larger numbers of cupcakes.
Cupcake boxes are ideal for decorating and making your business stand out and align with your brand. You can add cupcake business labels, bakery fresh labels, business cards, branded stickers, thank you cards, greetings cards, ribbon, coloured shredded paper, and bows…there is so much scope for dressing up cupcake boxes to impress.
If you’re posting or transporting your cupcakes then you will need to think about using a cupcake box that can easily be carried or shipped. You also need to consider if your cupcake boxes will be stacked back-to-back with other boxes when they have been filled. If you’re nervous about posting your cupcakes, check out our cupcake packing ideas for posting to put your mind at rest.
Cupcake Packaging Ideas For Parties
When displaying your cupcakes at a party you need to work with the party host to come up with a display that shows off your cupcakes. Your cupcakes could be used as favours or gifts, displayed and/or taken home in individual cupcake boxes. You can also buy cupcake cases and wrappers which tie in with the party theme or colours.
A quick search on the internet and you’ll see how these individual boxes can be decorated and stacked up at a party. Whether it be a simple bow or something to go with a party theme. Which leads us nicely onto…
DIY Cupcake Packaging Ideas
Plain white cardboard cupcake boxes or plastic boxes can easily be decorated adding an extra finishing touch to the presentation. Simple bows and professional stickers look smart if you want the cupcakes to be the main focus. You can add a cellophane wrap and bow to an individual cupcake box or a larger box for an impressive presentation.
There are also DIY stencils and printable templates and boxes on the internet via sites like Etsy. You can find printable templates for individual cupcake boxes with designs such as mini ovens, birdhouses or retro campervans! Or perhaps you’d like to try making your own themed box. Take a look at these DIY ideas:
- A cat-themed box (or another animal) — stick ears, whiskers and a tail onto an individual box
- Basket-like designs for Easter or a baby shower
- Boxes with added cardboard unicorn horns and eyelashes
- Hot air balloon boxes with mini helium-filled balloons attached to the top
- Cupcake bouquet boxes (perfect for flower design cupcakes)
…you name it, the instructions are out there, and if they aren’t, maybe you can create your own unique design.
What’s the Best Way to Package Cupcakes?
The best way to package cupcakes is using specially designed cupcake boxes. They are best suited to keep the cupcakes safe, fresh and secure in transit. Cupcake boxes can also be used when storing and freezing cupcakes.
Squashed or stale cupcakes are disappointing for the baker and the recipient. To ensure that your cupcakes taste and look as you intended, make sure that you use suitable packaging. Cupcake packaging also provides the perfect opportunity to add your professional branding or to fit a party theme. A cupcake box is your blank canvas.