agconner Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 4:58pm
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I just got the new cricut cupcake weapper cartridge the other day from walmart and it is awesome! The only issue I am having is what size I should cut them in. 2 1/4 seems to be the right size (dont have any cupcakes to try them on yet) but the other day I was reading a post (which I can't find now) and someone said they got 3 wrappers out of one piece of paper, but at 2 1/4 I only got 2 wrappers. Anyone know what size it should be?

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peg818 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 8:04pm
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I think each design is a little different in the size you have to cut it. What i have done is cut one with cheap paper to get the size right. I think i have the congrats wrapper on 2 1/4 or 2 1/2. I figure the wrapper has to be about 8 to 8 1/2 inches long for a standard cupcake. I can fit two wrappers on the 6x12 mat, what i do is cut one then turn the mat around and cut another going the other way.

dcarylmk Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 8:22pm
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Just wondering what the name of the cupcake wrapper cartridge is. I have been to 2 different Walmarts and cannot locate it.

peg818 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 8:35pm
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its cupcake wrapper.

And the directions on the cricut site say to click fit to length and cut at 8" for a standard cup cake. I have the original cricut and don't see a fit to length button, but i'm going to have to look again.

I'm waiting for them to update the gypsy so i can set it them up that way.

MariaK38 Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 10:00pm
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hi! I was thinking about getting this but had a question... do you need to use a special type of paper, or can you use regular scrapbook paper or card stock? I'm worried about the moisture/grease from the icing getting on the wrapper. Any help/suggestions are appreciated!

Maria

peg818 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:23pm
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I'm just using card stock. I'll let you know about the grease thing after the weekend. I'm working on cupcakes for my son's grad party.

MariaK38 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:31pm
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thanks! I look forward to hearing what happens. Have a great party!

Maria

peg818 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:14pm
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I already Pm'd Maria this info, but in case anyone else is looking for it too. I will post here.

I used card stock, that you would buy in staples or walmarts, not the fancy papers that cost a bundle, and only have a couple of sheets of each style on a pad.

it was 65# paper and it worked well, as far as grease spots i only had problems where i got icing on my fingers then touched the paper. I did ice the cupcakes and let them crust well before putting the wrappers on.

I did have a problem with getting the wrappers to the exact length i need as i only have the original cricut and it doesn't come with the fit to length option. Once provo craft gets these updated to the gypsy i won't have that problem as i can set it all through there. If you have design studio you could set the length there.

They were a big hit at my sons party, and the cupcakes were very simple just swirled, you would have thought i made some elaborate cake, and here it was these simple little wrappers.


No one seemed to notice that the wrappers were a little big for what i was doing, just me. I used the congrats wrapper, and sorry i took no pictures. Was too busy trying to get everything done.

HTHs

AXOCutie143 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by dcarylmk

Just wondering what the name of the cupcake wrapper cartridge is. I have been to 2 different Walmarts and cannot locate it.




The Cricut Lites aren't TECHNICALLY supposed to be released until July 1st, but they are sneaking into some peoples stores early. My Wal Mart is not one of the lucky ones icon_wink.gif

MariaK38 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:34pm

thanks, peg818! I cut some out this morning, and your info. really helped!

but I've noticed that they don't all actually cut the same size even though they're set to the same size. I'm in the process of cutting all of them with cheapo paper to see which setting works best to fit standard sized cupcakes. I'll be sure to post it when I'm done. I'm surprised that Cricut didn't provide that for us. oh well...more play time for me!

Maria

metria Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 3:56pm

i was concerned about grease leak-through too. i was thinking maybe i could stick clear contact paper to the back of the cardstock and then run it through the cricut...not sure how well that would cut though! but i guess it'd only be a problem if the cupcakes were sitting around for a long time... but good cuppies should be gone quick icon_wink.gif

Melvira Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 4:55pm

I've never made them with the cricut, but I've done hand cut ones with scrapbooking paper, and yes, if they sit awhile they will start to get greasy edges, but they're fine for a while. And really, it doesn't leak through to the outside, so it doesn't look tacky. When you pull the cuppy out, you just see a tad where the icign was touching the paper. Nothing gross looking!

penguinprincess Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 6:53pm

What size paper do you use to cut the wrappers? 12x12 or 8 1/2 x 11?
Thank you!

I found 4 at my Walmart here in Colorado Springs! Ihad gone 3 days earlier and they were not there yet. I was just going to wait until July 1 to look again, but we stopped in there for something and I thougth "what the heck"-- and there they were! Good luck to those looking for one!

tiggy2 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 7:04pm

What is the price of the cartridge at WalMart?

MariaK38 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 8:13pm

it was $39 at my WalMart.
the size paper depeds on which cricut you have. the original and create take 6x12 and the expressions takes 12x12. I wish I had an expressions now, but I have a create. it still works well, you just have to change the paper more often.

newmansmom2004 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 8:36pm

Some of our Walmart stores have them already and have sold out. I couldn't find one. Ended up ordering one on E-bay and can't wait to get it. Oddly enough, I had e-mailed Provo Crafts about a month ago asking if they would consider making a cartridge strictly for cupcake wrappers and sent them some sample wrappers so they'd know what I was talking about. I guess I was a little late as it clearly was already in the works! Nice to be able to multi-task with a machine as expensive as the Cricut!

Saw a demo of the Silhouette over the weekend and it printed color images AND cut those images exactly to the shape of each image - AMAZING!

penguinprincess Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 9:19pm

It was also $39 atthe WalMart here is COS.

MariaK38: So are able to get a cake wrapper for a regular size cuppie using a 6x12 sheet of paper? Great to know! Thank you!
I read on the Cricut message board that if you have an EX, then you just need to hit "fit to size" or something like that-- but she didn't put what size paper she was using and I have not joing their message boards to ask.

MariaK38 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 9:22pm

yep... the expression fits 12x12 paper. unfortunately, the machines that take 6x12 paper don't have that fit to size option, at least not that I can see.

peg818 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 9:38pm

What i did, was use a full size 12x6 inch piece of paper, cut one wrapper then turned the whole mat around and cut another, this gave me 2 wrappers to one mat, but only worked turning it around. I was using the congrat wrapper, and cut it at a 2 inch size, 1 1/2 was to small to fit my standard cuppies, and the 2 inch was a little on the big side, i think 1 3/4 would be perfect but i don't have that size on my cricut. Now the bitch of the thing is each wrapper seems to be slightly different in size so you do have to play with it till you get the size you can work with.

With the slightly big wrapper, all i did was tape it alittle tighter so that it fit the cup cake.

penguinprincess Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 12:08am
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Originally Posted by peg818

Now the bitch of the thing is each wrapper seems to be slightly different in size so you do have to play with it till you get the size you can work with.




Are you serious?!?! I never thought they would all be a different size-- I mean they all look about the same on paper (you know what I mean-- the insert paper that shows all of the wrappers - not the paper you are cutting), but looking at the ones on the cover, some are taller, etc. It would have been nice if they had written suggested sized for each wrapper for a regular size cuppie. I guess I should not whine-- At least they came up with a cart for this. I am not quite feeling the toppers- but I think many would be cute to use as a tag or card.

thank you for this info!

peg818 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 11:04am

well, my suggestion is to use cheap paper until you get the wrapper the size you want then go from there. That is why i can't wait for them to update the gypsy with these carts cause then i can set the length to what i need and the height of the wrapper to what suits me.

Pat317 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 4:07am

I have the smaller Cricut and the Expression. I'm not familiar with the Gypsy. Is this something I should have to make the cupcake wrappers ( when it is available ) I just got my cartridge tonight for the wrappers and didn't anticipate any problems.

Stu-Geno Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 1:21am

Can you use the Cricut cake with the cricut cupcake wrapper cartridge? Also, what kind of paper do you use? Scrapbook paper? I just ordered my cupcake wrapper cartridge and want to use it for a wedding in a few weeks and need all the help I can get! Thanks in advance!!

iluvpeeks Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 5:31am

I used my cricut cake with the cupcake wrapper cartridge. It worked great. You do however need to purchase the deep cut housing and blade.
I purchased mine through walmart.com. The shipping was fast, and cheap. I also purchased the sticky mats that you need to use to cut paper. I didn't like the cardstock that I purchased through Walmart, so I went to staples and purchased #67 cover stock. With the 8 1/2 x 11 sheets I can cut 3 wrappers, and with the 11 x 17 I can cut 6. It really worked great, and the wrappers pulled off cleanly from the mat without tearing. I made wrappers for my daughters birthday which really came out nice. I posted pics so you can see for yourself. I am also busy making 100 wrappers for my grandsons christening, and they really are nice. Even the really intricate patterns like the butterfly, cut really nice and clean, and are really beautiful. Also, I had no problem with grease marks, and the cupcakes were in the wrappers overnight. I hope this helps.
Kathy

Stu-Geno Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 1:57am

Kathy,

Thank you so much for your help. I went to the store and got the deep cut housing and blade and the mat. I'm going to make the cupcake wrappers tomorrow. I can't wait to see how them come out. How long has it taken you to do the 100 cupcake wrappers? Good luck! Thanks for the tip about leaving the cupcakes in the wrappers overnight...I was wondering about the grease marks!
Jamie

iluvpeeks Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 5:06pm

Hi Jamie
I don't know the exact amount of time it took me to do the 100 wrappers, but I worked on them on and off for 3 days. It goes pretty quick. It also depends on the pattern you choose to do. I set the pressure at high, and the speed at med-high. It also depends if you are going to do the inside wrapper. I did both inside and outside, so it does add time to the project. I hope you also bought the card stock from Staples. Its really easy to work with. I also glued the two wrappers together. You should also do a practice cut to make sure the size is what you want. For some reason, not all of the wrappers automatically cut the right size to fit regular size cupcakes. Some cut smaller, some larger, and some just right. I'm impressed that the blade has cut so many wrappers, and is still cutting perfectly. I must have cut at least 300 wrappers so far. I think you'll love the way it cuts. The butterfly pattern is really beautiful, and cuts so perfectly. They look like you bought them, and have you seen the price on precut wrappers? The laser cut wrappers are pretty pricey, and I don't think you can tell the difference! The display of cupcakes with the wrappers for my Grandson's Christening (Aug. 21st) is going to look amazing. Well, have fun!

Kathy

Stu-Geno Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 6:47pm

Kathy,

Thank you so much for all your help and tips!! It made the process very easy for me. I started the cupcake wrappers last night and I absolutely love them. They are super easy, just time consuming. I did 124 last night and I have about 70 more to do before Saturday but I definitely love the results! I'm making the wrappers for a friend's wedding and she thought it was going to add a huge additional cost, the couple couldn't believe how cheap I was able to do them for. I did look at getting the paper at Staples, however I needed black and they didn't have it. I went to Joanne Fabrics and they had an array of card stock in various colors, so I got it there. I did use the Staples white cover stock #67 as practice tho! I can't wait to try the other designs...I think I'm addicted lol. Good luck with you grandson's christening wrappers. I loved to see a picture if you are willing to share.

Jamie

iluvpeeks Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 4:20am

Hi Jamie
I'm so happy it worked out well for you. It is time consuming, but if you multi-task (glue and cut at the same time) its well worth it. I think they put such a personal touch, and really finished look to your cupcake display. My grandsons Christening is on the 21st, so the "race" to get the baking and decorating done will start this weekend. 100 cupcakes, two cakes, and 160 cookie favors. What pattern did you use? Did you also do the inside liner? Wasn't it strange with the wrappers cutting different sizes?
I hope you put one of your cupcake baking cups inside to double check. I can't wait to see your finished product. I'm sure all will be happy.
Kathy

Stu-Geno Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 6:03pm

I used the "XOXO" pattern since it was for a wedding. And I only did the one layer and baked the cupcakes in silver liners so they showed through the holes in the decorative liner. Yea it was weird that the size depends on the design.

It definitely is time consuming but definitely worth the result. It is a special touch and just really makes it look so special. OMG you have alot of baking and decorating to do. Good luck! How is it going for you?

I was very happy with the turn out of the cupcake stand and the cupcake wrappers. The bride was blown away as was the guests and staff at the venue.

iluvpeeks Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 7:39pm

Fantastic job Jamie. My party is on the 21st.

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