Melvira Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 1:35am
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I'm doing a wedding waaay out of town at the beginning of June, so we're going with cupcakes to serve and a 'fake cake' to display. (Less headache than trying to drive 15 hours with a real cake!) The cake will be white fondant with black damask stencil, and I've found some gorgeous cupcake wrappers that match so beautifully! My question is, does anyone know where I can get them cheaper? The best price I can find right now is $65 for 100 of them, then approx $15 shipping. We're looking at roughly 80 cents per cup. Does anyone know of a place that will sell wholesale? The places that I have wholesale accounts do not have these lovely damask papers. icon_cry.gif
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KimmysKakes Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 1:51am
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Those are gorgeous. Why don't you make them yourself. I've made my own cupcake wrappers a few times and they turned out great, and are much cheaper! Go to a craft store, like Michael's, and pick up some damask print scrap booking paper. Buy a pair of scalloped scissors and glue and use the template from the following website, and ur ready to go. Hope this helps! icon_wink.gif
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/10/22/make-your-own-cupcake-wrappers/

Melvira Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 2:06am
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Yah, that's an option, but I'm just not looking forward to making a hundred or more of them. Then again, there is enough time I could sit and do it at night while watching movies with the boys. That might not be so bad if I just did a few here and a few there. Do you know how many you can get on a standard sheet of paper? I'm thinking that could make a significant savings and that would be worth a few night of cutting and gluing! thumbs_up.gif

PDXSweetTreats Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:30pm
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Hi, Melvira -- the price you show is the best I've seen for those. GSA carries a line called Bakery Crafts where you get 48 wrappers for around $15.99, but I don't think their black and white is as pretty as the damask one in your photo. The only other place that I've seen them in bulk is Bella Cupcake Couture, where you can get 100 mini's for $48.00; the reg. size is $48.00 for 50 wraps.

Good luck -- those are gorgeous!

chefjulie Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:39pm
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Well... This is not cheaper initially, BUT... If you bought a craft cutter (silhouette (which is what I have), cricut, etc) you could whip those babies out in NO time! I know there are a few different wrapper patterns available for download on the silhouette, and they're only $1.99. If you found the right paper, you could have it all done in a night! There's also the fun bonus of getting to use the machine for gumpaste, sugarveil, icing paper, etc icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:05pm
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Oh man, I want a cricut really badly. This is just another reason that I need one! Hahaha!

luvstoshop Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:19pm
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Could you tell me how to do it on a cricut?

chefjulie Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:28pm
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On my silhouette, I just download it from their website onto my software. I have no clue how you'd do it for cricut- You could try to do it in SCAL, I'm sure. Or try to find a cartridge with it.

tstaton Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:28pm
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OMG! I am so new at this. I didn't know that you could use a cricut on gumpaste,etc. Please explain a little further. I would love to know! Thanks.

Melvira Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 9:02pm

tstaton, I believe there are several threads that talk about how to use the cricut on gumpaste. You can try to do a search using 'cricut' as the subject and you should find something. Or, you can pray JanH stumbles by because she has the link to *everything*. That woman scares me sometimes! Hahahahha! Kidding of course.

KimmysKakes Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:53pm

That's exactly what I did, I did a few pages per night and you have a lot of time to get them done. If I recall properly, I was able to fit about 6 per page. icon_smile.gif

MommaBay Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 2:15pm

oh no! Not ANOTHER reason for me to get a cricut! Guess what I am gonna be asking for all year? icon_smile.gif

So even the liners you buy (I have never purchased liners but adore them) dont have bottoms? They only wrap around the sides?

Those liners are beautiful!!!

leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 2:25pm

chefjulie,
do you have a link to the downloadable wrapper? Does it have scalloped edges? I downloaded a pattern for a straight edge wrapper, but I wanted a scalloped edge one.

Melvira Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:12am

Well, for being the MOST popular pattern on the planet (or so it seems by how much stuff there is with damask patterns) there is NOTHING to use for cupcake wrappers and a cake!! Where does everyone get the stencils they use? I can't find ANY!! I actually found a broom, mop, dustpan, and other cleaning items that have damask patterned handles, but no STENCIL!!??!?!? WTH???? And FORGET damask paper to hand make these wrappers. It doesn't exist.

tiggy2 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 9:17pm

Check Global Sugar Art for the stencil. I think they have something very similar.

Melvira Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:06am

Thank you Tiggy! I forgot they had that five tier stencil set. That is gorgeous! It's not cheap, but it would last a long time and probably be quite popular!

tiggy2 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 1:09am

My pleasure Melvira!

hellie0h Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:20am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

chefjulie,
do you have a link to the downloadable wrapper? Does it have scalloped edges? I downloaded a pattern for a straight edge wrapper, but I wanted a scalloped edge one.




I'm not chefjulie, but if you go to craft edge forum Heather has made two svg files of scalloped cc wrappers, they cut really nice.
http://forums.surecutsalot.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=5300
scroll past the image of the wrappers to the attachment of the svg file.

Melvira Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:43pm

I just cut the top edge with a fancy scissors and that makes it look really cool! But damask paper is impossible to find. At least around here. Or on the internet. Maybe I'm not using the right search terms...
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JoyRide Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:16pm

Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? Ours keeps several different damask print scrapbook papers in stock all the time! I am going there in a bit so I'll look on the back of the sheets to see what brand they are and maybe you can search by that term. icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:22am

JoyRide, I would really appreciate that, how very sweet of you! I have torn through JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Scrapaganza, (as well as searching online. At Michael's I found one that is the right thickness (almost a card stock type of thickness) but the pattern won't look as nice when cu ton a curve like you have to do with the cucpake wrappers, then at Hobby Lobby I found the right pattern, but the thickness is really thin... I don't know if it will hold up. But I bought a few anyway and will test it.

enchantedcreations Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:53am
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JoyRide, I would really appreciate that, how very sweet of you! I have torn through JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Scrapaganza, (as well as searching online. At Michael's I found one that is the right thickness (almost a card stock type of thickness) but the pattern won't look as nice when cu ton a curve like you have to do with the cucpake wrappers, then at Hobby Lobby I found the right pattern, but the thickness is really thin... I don't know if it will hold up. But I bought a few anyway and will test it.




Try checking a paper store; my dh runs a paper store/warehouse here in St. Pete that sells to the public and they have different kinds of paper stock. (computer paper, ink, printers, invites, etc) The store is owned by Xpedx which in turn is owned by International Paper. IP owns another branch called "If It's Paper" and they carry scrap bookbooking supplies as well. The store is a mega warehouse of paper and they have books you can search thru. Just a thought, but might give you more choices....

JoyRide Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 1:54pm
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Originally Posted by Melvira

JoyRide, I would really appreciate that, how very sweet of you! I have torn through JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Scrapaganza, (as well as searching online. At Michael's I found one that is the right thickness (almost a card stock type of thickness) but the pattern won't look as nice when cu ton a curve like you have to do with the cucpake wrappers, then at Hobby Lobby I found the right pattern, but the thickness is really thin... I don't know if it will hold up. But I bought a few anyway and will test it.




You're right, the ones at Hobby Lobby were really thin, just plain old scrapbook paper and not cardstock.

Do you have a good printer? If so you could try a digital collage sheet and print it on cardstock! Like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40045991

chefjulie Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

chefjulie,
do you have a link to the downloadable wrapper? Does it have scalloped edges? I downloaded a pattern for a straight edge wrapper, but I wanted a scalloped edge one.




Here are the ones I have: (There are just downloaded from the website that works with the Silhouette)

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chefjulie Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 6:04pm

Melvira, yours looks GREAT!! I cant imagine how much time you'd have to spend on those, though!!!!

Melvira Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:07pm

Thank you ChefJulie, that's very sweet of you to say! thumbs_up.gif

I thought about getting a pretty pattern online and print on cardstock, I have a laser printer and a photo printer, I could test which looked better. I was just afraid that the combo of printing the pages AND having to hand cut would make them NOT a bargain. The addition of supplies and time, you know? One thing I got was a sheet of the sticky back foam, and the thin Hobby Lobby paper. I thought I'd try putting the paper on the foam and cutting them out. That would be WAY sturdy, and honestly, those two sheets from HL cost less than one sheet of the printed cardstock at Michael's, I think. Or at least negotiably close. Thank GOODNESS I have a little bit of time and all of you guys kicking out excellent suggestions!

enchantedcreations, I cannot tell you how jealous I am that your hubby runs a paper store. I have this weird...*thing* about paper. Office supplies make me all crazy. If you take me into a scrapbooking type store, or even a really good office products store, I get all... excited. Like a kid in a candy store. It's almost embarassing. icon_rolleyes.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 12:40am

Well, these aren't "perfect", but they're much cheaper than any alternative that I've seen:

http://www.rosemarycompany.com/Black_White_Cupcake_Treat_Wraps.html

Google: "cupcake treat wraps"

A whole, new, less expensive option for these wrappers comes up.

HTH
Rae

Melvira Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 2:20am

BlakesCakes, thank you! That is a really affordable option!! I appreciate that link! thumbs_up.gif It's not the exact damask pattern that I originally showed my bride, but I'm pretty confident she would like this one! She originally wanted scrolls, then I showed her the damask and she thought that was just as pretty. This one is sort of a mix. I will also try cupcake treat wraps as my search term and see what else we can find that she likes.

Thanks again to everyone for your two cents. I appreciate how everyone is pitching in to help me out!

SheffyShef Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 12:07am

You can open a wholesale account at Dress My Cupcake (http://www.dressmycupcake.com) and the Damask cupcake wrappers will be much less expensive

Shop here:
http://www.dressmycupcake.com/shop/7-cupcake-wrappers/36-damask-cupcake-wrappers.html

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Melvira Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 5:19pm

Those are so gorgeous that I just want to cry!! Her wedding was last summer and those would've been perfect. But now I know for future use! Thank you!!

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