I purchased a separate cutting blade and the sticky mats for paper when I got my Cricut Cake machine. The idea was that I could use it to cut decorative cupcake wrappers should I want to. Well, now I want to! But I am a bit unsure what sort of paper would work best for cupcake wrappers. Does the paper need to grease proof? I would appreciate some advice if someone has experience with making cupcake wrappers, like where to buy paper etc.
In fear of sounding needy - anybody please....?
I have the cupcake wrapper cartridge too. I have used scrapbook paper. This should be fine as long as you are not piping all the way to the edge.
One other thing to keep in mind. I was told that the cricut cake was only to be used with food, not to use paper with it.
I have the cricut expression. This is what I use to cut my wrappers. HTH.
I made some with the regular paper and some with the cardstock, both came out fine. I had no trouble with either. I would recomend not piping to the edge though because they will absorb grease from the icing.
Thank you so much for your replies! I was hoping I'd be able to use just regular scrapbook paper. OK, off to work I go...
I have used my cricut cake several times to make the cupcake wrappers. I used cardstock from staples, and they held up great. IMO the cardstock holds up better than regular scrapbooking paper because if the lighter paper gets greasy it shows. Also, the cardstock holds up better when you are cutting the more intricate designs like the butterflies. It doesn't rip as easily. I also have the cupcake wrappers cartridge, and for some reason, the wrappers are different sizes, so just make sure that you make some practice ones before cutting a large amount. I made 100 wrappers for my grandsons Christening, and they looked really nice. They're in my pics if you want to take a peek. Kathy
Thanks for the tips Kathy, it is good to know! I love your wrappers! I don't have the cartridge but I have found a few free patterns online to use with the SCAL program. I like the way yours have contrasting papers, I had not thought of that - so thanks for sharing your pics!
Your welcome Baking Girl. With the wrappers cartridge, you get the option of just making the outside wrapper, or making the outside, and inside solid wrapper, thats how you get the contrasting colors. Its pretty cool, and what I liked was that for the Christening, the inside wrapper covered up the baking cups, so it looked a little neater. I did see on cc somewhere, that someone did make the wrappers I think with the scal program, and they also had the inner wrapper.
I've only used wrappers once, but I was really worried about grease on the paper. I prefer to put a lot of icing on CCs, so I knew it would touch the paper. I first backed the paper with clear contact paper...and then ran them through the Cricut. It was kind of a pain, honestly. But, I don't make a lot of cupcakes...and don't often use wrappers with them. So, for the occasional use, I'll probably continue to follow that method. I hate to see grease-stained paper/ribbon on a cake.
Thats a great idea using the contact paper. I use bettercreme or Instant whip mostly for icing the CC. I had no grease stains at all on the cardstock. Maybe because it wasn't regular buttercream or IMBC?
Sorry to jump in like this-- but what size to you cute the wrappers? I have the expression and he cartridge and want to make some for halloween for my daughter's class. Do you use 12x12 or 8 /2 x11. How many do you get to a sheet?
Thank you for all of the infor provided!
Hi penguinprincess When using the cricut wrappers cart, you have to try different sizes, because for some reason they all don't cut the same size. I would start at either 3" or 4" and figure it out from there. I know it sounds strange, but thats how the cart is. If I use the 11"x17" cover stock from Staples I can get 6 wrappers cut. If I use the standard 8"1/2 x 11" cardstock I can get definitely 3, and possibly 4 wrappers cut. To get the 4th wrapper cut turn your paper sideways. HTH
I just wanted to add that I only purchased the 12x24 sticky mats.
I put my cricut on fit to lenght, then put the dial on 7 inchs and they all cut at the right size. I think only the big cricuts have the fit the lenght botton tho.