You’ve just taken a freshly made batch of cupcakes out of the oven and you want to hand them out as gifts. Only problem is, how do you package them without making a mess? We have the perfect solution for you! These cute cupcake boxes work perfectly as favor boxes for wedding cupcakes, birthday cupcakes or even used as gift boxes for any holiday.
You can even take out the cupcake holder insert and make it into beautiful bakery boxes for whatever other tiny oven-baked goods you can think of. In this example we have made the cupcake box to fit in with our own “cupcake wrappers” (from a previous post), but the same template will fit with any old set of cupcake liners. If you’re wondering what recipe were used for these red velvet cupcakes you can find it here “red velvet cupcake recipe” –Get your tools ready and lets get started
p.s. It would be a good idea to line the bottom of your cupcake boxes with a piece of wax paper since most cupcakes tend to leave a greasy residue that may soak through the base of your box over time and make the final product look unappetizing.
-X-acto Knife or Scissors
Lets get started
Print out the Download template found at the top of the page. Use An X-acto knife or scissors to cut out the solid lines of the cupcake box
Take a bone folder and ruler to score out all of the dotted lines of the cupcake box. Use the ruler to ensure the scored lines are straight. Once you’ve scored all the dotted lines, Bend them inside of themselves (so that the dotted line are inside the box, not outside).
Cut out a square piece of mylar slightly smaller than the dotted square surrounding the window of the box. Take a glue gun (preheated) and quickly glue in between the box’s cut-out window and the dotted square (see picture bellow), then place the mylar over the glue and scrape over the glue with your bone folder to flatten it and create a stronger bound.
Take the template parts from page 1 and 2 of the downloaded file and glue them together, preferably using “food safe glue” (find the right glue in our “List of Glues“), as illustrated in the image below.
The bottom of the box has three tabs. One long flap with a tab and two short tabs on either side of the large one. Fold those three parts 90 degrees, then fold the three walls of the box at 90 degrees above the three tabs, so that the two small tabs are facing each other. Glue the two small tabs in this position.
Now its time to close the 4 walls together and form the box. If you look at the base of the box there is a remaining tab. Glue the outside of the tab to the inside of the 4th wall. Now, all that remains is on side to the wall with a loose tab still unattached. Take this tab and glue it as shown in the picture.
Make sure to insert a piece of wax paper at the base of your box so that the card stock you used to build that box doesn’t soak up greasy residues from your cupcake. No one wants to receive a box with grease stains.
Take the cut out from page 3, cut, score and fold the edges and insert into the box with the loose flaps facing down (towards the bottom of the box). And now, its finally time to insert your Cupcake into your masterpiece.
Take a piece of ribbon and insert into the four holes to close the cupcake boxes.
The insertion pattern goes as such : from the outside of the box insert the ribbon in the right-side hole of the base of the box, then into the right-side hole of the flap of the lid. The ribbon piece you are working with should now be on the inside of the box. From there, insert the tip of the ribbon through the back of the left-side hole of the flap of the lid, then through the back of the hole on the left-side of the base of the box.
Now close the box and make sure the flaps of the cover fold into the box. Make a Pretty bow to hold the box closed and TADA! Your ready to go.