7 Creative Solutions to Your Cupcake Packaging Problem

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There’s no one that doesn’t love a fluffy, frosting-topped cupcake and just thinking about it is enough to make your mouth watering.  When selling cupcakes, however, there’s more than just the taste to think about and bakeries will, of course, also want to come up with some creative cupcake packaging to make their delicious cupcakes stand out from the crowd.  It’s not just about throwing them in a box they way donuts come, cupcakes can be displayed in so many creative ways, utilizing everything from ribbon ties to designer cups, reversible wrappers, and even specially designed housing.  Here’s just some ideas for creative cupcake packaging that will have them flying off the shelf.

Customized Box Shapes & Designs

Probably the most creative and intense packaging to be done with cupcakes is completely customized packaging.  There are a myriad of creative designs on the internet for box shapes.  Cupcakes can be put in boxes that look like little houses, flower shops, bird houses, tiny cars, retro ovens, and many more.  These designs are widely available online as digitally downloadable printables.  After purchase, all you need to do is print, fold, drop in a cupcake insert to keep everything in place, and add the perfectly baked cupcake.

Logo Printed Boxes

For bakeries that already have a logo, coming up with a custom box label can be creative way to house cupcakes.  Getting creative with printed boxes is easy.  A bakery might choose to get a generic printed box they use for every cupcake or go niche and create packaging for a variety of occasions or change box designs depending on the season or special promotions.

Plastic Cup Treat Bags

An easy way to make a cute, creative, and inexpensive cupcake housing is inserting the cupcake into a clear plastic cup, covering it in clear or translucent colored plastic wrapping, and closing off with a ribbon.  Plastic cups can also be decorated a number of ways, using paint, glitter, colored paper, or any number of other crafting materials.

Reversible Wrappers

Reversible wrappers can be a great creative way to package cupcakes because it’s a two for one deal.  There are two beautiful patterns to display those specially baked goods.

Clear Boxes

If you’ve made a particularly beautiful cupcake, why hide it in a bunch of packaging? A great way to display the cream of the crop is in clear boxes or containers.  There’s plenty of clear containers available online, many that come with cupcake inserts included.  With a simple, clear container it’s also possible to add some very small touches to the box like a ribbon or sticker.

Ribbons & Minimalist Touches

One of the simplest ways to spruce up cupcake packaging is to add simple touches.  Ribbons can make great additions simply because there are so many different types of ribbons to choose from already.  They can add a splash of color to a very simple white box or further enhance and designer box.  You can choose a single ribbon, multiple ribbons, add bow-ties, and many other options.  Stickers can also work great, as they are easy to place and already come in many different designs and themes.

Mini Cupcake Packaging

A creative way to house mini cupcakes is to place them in the egg slots of old egg cartons.  These slots make a perfect, snug fit for mini cupcakes and can be further decorated in any number of ways you wish.  There’s also plenty of specialized mini cupcake packaging as well as mini cupcake inserts available online.

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