Hi cupcakers! I am in need of teacher's gifts and am thinking of making cupcakes. I have 14 teachers to give to, and I was thinking of putting 3 or 4 in a box for each teacher. I need help for decorating ideas and also where I can find gift boxes for cupcakes. (I can find ones that hold a dozen or more, but not small ones. I have to do these by Friday, so please help me if you can! Thanks!
Not sure they have them where you live, but I have found some of the smaller cupcake boxes at 'The Container Store'.
Michael's and Hobby Lobby sell the boxes that hold 4 cupcakes. They come in a package of 3, but they're pricey.
For the decorations, you could always do the "ABC 123" bit, or a little apple on top, or pencils or crayons or books.
That's a lot of cupcakes - - Good Luck.
Thanks so much for the input, everyone. Glad to know I can find the smaller boxes. I like the idea of little gum paste "school icons" on each one.
I have made "apple" cupcakes. I used red, green, and yellow liners, iced with corresponding buttercream and dipped in corresponding sugar. Put in a brown fondant stem with green fondant leaf. I then put one of each color into a small disposable bread loaf pan that I found at my local Michael's store. It was a hit!
For our preschool teachers, we are going to get them a pretty teacups. We will place a cupcake inside, decorate the top, and wrap in cellophane.
My local baking supply shop sells thin cardboard inserts that fit in a small square box (6x6, I think) to hold 4 cupcakes. Maybe a store near you has something? I have also found decorative cupcake boxes at Marshalls/TJ Maxx that are a bit cheaper than the ones at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
AHi! A couple of years ago, I make "apple" cupcakes. They were white cake with buttercream colored red, yellow, and green. After frosting, I would dip the frosting in the corresponding sanding sugar. I used a cut tootie roll for the stem. I would then put one of each color in a disposable small loaf pan and wrap in cellophane. I found the loaf pans at my local craft store. They went over great!
I'm doing cupcakes for my daughter's teacher's too. I decided to do packs of 6. I bought clamshell type boxes from here: http://plasticcontainercity.com/Cupcake-Containers-Muffins.htm. I bought the 6 cavity deep cupcake containers for .51 cents a piece. I am not going to decorate "teacher" cupcakes though. I'm going to do just go with what people's favorites normally are. I was going to do red velvet with cream cheese icing, chocolate toffee with salted caramel butter cream, and boston cream pie cupcakes..or I might do a white chocoalte cranberry cupcake instead. I have a few different ideas swimming in my head....I just need to nail down my plan. I also considered doing cheesecake cupcakes. I was just doing to do 2 of each cupcake in the container, and send that with them for Christmas. I also thought about doing the same thing for the teachers I work closley with as well (I am a teacher too). I ordered 25 of the 6 pack containers so I should have enough for everyone.