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Cupcake Liners and Wrappers

Updated on May 28, 2015

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Some people bake cupcakes, and some people are cupcake artists

I am the one who has always just baked them, and yes, they were delicious but looked boring.

Being an artist in other areas I thought I would now take it to the next level and be more creative in decorating and displaying my cupcakes, so I started looking around for ideas, and found that there are some incredible cupcake liners or wrappers available to make my boring little cupcakes look amazing.

Allow me to share my finds with you, and how about taking YOUR cupcakes to another level?

Beautiful photograph from Clevercupcakes on Flickr

My Grandmother whipped up the most delicious Butterfly cakes, and this is something that always brings back memories of being in her kitchen helping her with the baking when I was a child.

I would like to share with you a recipe for Butterfly Cupcakes because it is just the way Gran made them only in England the ingredients used self raising flour instead of plain flour and baking powder, so below the recipe I have provided a link to a site with the recipe, using the self raising flour.

  • Prep time: 12 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 32 min
  • Yields: Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • softened
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • sifted with 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter
  • softened

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 320F/160C.
  2. Line a 12 cupcake tray with beautiful cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, lightly beat the eggs, add butter and sugar, then mix until light and fluffy.
  4. 2. Add milk, flour and baking powder and vanilla, and stir to combine. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy.
  5. 3. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake wrappers.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire wrack to cool fully.
  8. TOPPING
  9. 1.Combine all topping ingredients, and mix with a wooden spoon.
  10. Beat with the spoon until light and fluffy.
  11. 2.You can put this mixture in a piping bag but if you don't have one, fill hole with a spoon then use a knife to smooth the cream.
  12. Using a sharp knife, cut a 2 inch circle into the center top of each cupcake slicing it off.
  13. Cut these circles in half and set aside, they are the butterfly wings.
  14. Fill the center of each cupcake with icing, and stand the two half circles of cake upright to form the wings.
  15. Dust with icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  16. Here is the recipe from an Australian site where they use self raising flour like Gran did and they spiced it up with a passion fruit cream.
  17. Butterfly cupcakes with Passion fruit cream
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Do you like the idea of using cupcake liners and wrappers?

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      seashell2 3 years ago

      Fancy cupcake liners and wrappers add that little something extra, great for special events or bake sales! :-)

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      josietook 4 years ago

      Those cakes look fantastic and make great gifts.

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      Great idea I bake a lot of cupcakes and it would be nice to have pretty liners for them. I'm one of those people that spends ages decorating them with writing icing and all that other cake decorating stuff.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      My cupcakes need all the help they can get! You know what I mean?

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Gosh, I never thought too much about cupcake liners and wrappers ... usually we see all the cupcake recipes, but these are paramount to having a successfully baked cupcake! Blue please.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I looooooooooove cupcakes.. so cute! Blessed!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Just amde cupcakes for my daughter's 16th birthday. I definitely need help in this area. Love the butterfly cupcakes. Very nicely done.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      yum

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      andreaberrios lm 6 years ago

      Very cute cupcakes.. now I'm hungry ;)

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Cupcakes are so incredibly popular right now. I sometimes purchase jazzy cupcake liners as a special treat. I was not aware of the printable ones. Thanks for introducing me to yet another wonderful option. Love your Gran's butterfly cupcakes. :-)

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      KANEsUgAr 6 years ago

      They have such beautiful ideas now for cupcakes.

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      Heard_Zazzle 6 years ago

      Cupcake wrappers add extra elegance or fun to baby showers and bridal showers. Folks are so talented.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love the printable wrappers too!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      I like the idea of those printable cupcake wrappers! Excellent idea especially when stores run out of the kind of wrappers we want...

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Oh this is too cute a lens, I am going to feature it in your devoted section of my 'Squidoo people with a good heart' lens. Hope your cupcakes runneth over . . with more visits.

      Fondly,

      Rose

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I'd love to try some of your cupcakes.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      How to eat these little beauties? That would be my question. "Cupcake artist' - love it!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Came back to favorite, like and lensroll this one (got called away last time). Lensrolled to my lens Getting a Guy to Cook. Thanks Koupie!

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Nice cupcakes, very cute.

      I am useless at this sort of things.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for the link Rose, and the lovely comment :)

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I've been told that I am 'good in the kitchen' and I'm not a bad cook either - ha. Oh Koupie, I love this page and you know what? here's the link to kiwisoutback's free photos (scroll down, there are 2 cupcake ones): https://hubpages.com/art/royalty-free-photographs

      Hope it helps, Stay well my dear friend,

      Rose

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That's great to have a dream like that, and if money is short, try youtube i am sure someone there is showing you how to decorate cakes.

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      SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

      Great lens, Koupie! I'd love to take a cake/cupcake decorating class sometime; my sister-in-law and I have gotten into baking in the last year and we both love to creative but don't have much money for supplies. I'm always looking at cake decorations at the Bulk Barn as well as wrappers, cupcake stands, etc. We've often joked about having a cupcake bakery someday. :-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      beautiful cupcakes! I don't dress up my cupcakes, but you lens makes me want to try.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Too funny Brian :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Must admit, I don't dress up my cupcakes, I prefer them already dressed before I take them out lol! The images on your site sure created a cupcake craving!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Must admit, I don't dress up my cupcakes, I prefer them already dressed before I take them out lol! The images on your site sure created a cupcake craving!

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      carlajo73 6 years ago

      I just love cupcakes...one of my favorite desserts!! The page is very pretty and informative...thanx for sharing! :)

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      carlajo73 6 years ago

      I just love cupcakes...one of my favorite desserts!! The page is very pretty and informative...thanx for sharing! :)

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing with the Cupcake Club!