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Mother's Day Cupcakes - Decorating Ideas and DIY Cupcake Wrappers

Updated on May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Cupcakes

Surprise Mom with a delicious batch of cupcakes this Mother's Day!
Surprise Mom with a delicious batch of cupcakes this Mother's Day! | Source

How to Decorate Mother's Day Cupcakes

If you are looking for a sweet treat for mom, try these easy to make cupcakes to start her Mother's Day off right. This simple and elegant design with a DIY cupcake wrapper makes a great homemade gift that every mom will love.

With these decorating ideas, there is no need to spend a fortune on baked goods from the local bakery. Your mom will appreciate the time and effort you put into making such a thoughful gift. Below you will find a list of supplies and directions for creating this delicious batch of cupcakes.

When is Mother's Day?

  • Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 13th, 2012. It is traditionally held in the U.S. on the second Sunday in May.

Cupcake Design

My decorator tool and red colored sugar sprinkles helped to create the swirled icing top of our cupcakes.
My decorator tool and red colored sugar sprinkles helped to create the swirled icing top of our cupcakes. | Source

Cupcake Decorating Ideas

As I was thinking about decorating ideas for this batch of cupcakes, I thought of my own mom and how I would describe her. Two words came to mind - classic and elegant. As with all moms, she works hard to take care of the family and deserves a little sparkle or what I like to call bling. With these ideas in mind, here is the list of supplies and directions for frosting and decorating these Mother's Day cupcakes.

Supplies:

  • Yellow cake mix (or your mom's favorite cake flavor)

  • Baking cups

  • Buttercream icing

  • Red colored sugar sprinkles

  • Decorator tool or plastic bag

Directions:

  1. Mix cake ingredients and fill baking cups no more than halfway full. Bake in oven according to directions on package. Let cupcakes cool completely before decorating.

  2. Make buttercream icing and fill up decorator tool or plastic bag. I used the Pampered Chef Easy Accent decorator tool with the flower tip.

  3. Start on the outside of the cupcake and swirl the icing to the center. The special flower tip will help to create folds in the icing.

  4. Lightly sprinkle the red colored sugar on top of each cupcake. The folds in the icing help to catch these sprinkles making the classic swirled design on top.


How to Make Cupcake Wrappers

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Use these supplies to make the cupcake wrappers.Stamp design on long strips of cardstock or construction paper.Cut out long strips of red colored paper to accent the rose design.Punch holes in between the rose stamps.Use white glue or a glue stick to attach the white strip of paper to the red strip.Wrap around cupcakes and use tape or glue to secure the wrapper.Our finished Mother's Day cupcakes!
Use these supplies to make the cupcake wrappers.
Use these supplies to make the cupcake wrappers. | Source
Stamp design on long strips of cardstock or construction paper.
Stamp design on long strips of cardstock or construction paper. | Source
Cut out long strips of red colored paper to accent the rose design.
Cut out long strips of red colored paper to accent the rose design. | Source
Punch holes in between the rose stamps.
Punch holes in between the rose stamps. | Source
Use white glue or a glue stick to attach the white strip of paper to the red strip.
Use white glue or a glue stick to attach the white strip of paper to the red strip. | Source
Wrap around cupcakes and use tape or glue to secure the wrapper.
Wrap around cupcakes and use tape or glue to secure the wrapper. | Source
Our finished Mother's Day cupcakes!
Our finished Mother's Day cupcakes! | Source

DIY Cupcake Wrappers

There is nothing that moms love more than a homemade gift from the heart. You can always buy the special decorative baking cups at the store, but I prefer making our cupcakes unique with a do it yourself cupcake wrapper. These wrappers are a fun and easy craft project that even the kids will enjoy making. Below is a list of supplies and step-by-step directions for creating these homemade wrappers.

Supplies:

  • White and red cardstock or construction paper

  • Rose stamp

  • Red ink pad

  • Scissors

  • White glue or glue sticks

  • Hole puncher

  • Tape

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Cut the white cardstock or construction paper into long strips measuring approximately 1 inch in width.
  2. Press rose stamp firmly into red ink pad and stamp the design onto the white paper strips. Depending on the spacing between the stamps, you should have 4 to 5 roses on each strip.
  3. The red cardstock or construction paper strips should be slightly wider than the white strips. Measure and cut the red paper into long strips with a width of approximately 1.25 inches.
  4. For an added decorative touch, punch holes between the rose stamps. These holes will allow you to see more of the red paper accent.
  5. Using either white glue or a glue stick, attach the white paper strips to the middle of the red strips.
  6. Allow time for glue to dry and then wrap the decorated strips around the cupcakes. Cut off excess length and secure cupcake wrapper with either tape or glue.


Mother's Day Trivia Quiz


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Cupcake Ideas for Mother's Day

These Mother's Day cupcakes are the perfect dessert to enjoy at a family get together or just to give as a gift. Everyone will enjoy their classic design and love the time you took to create the custom made cupcake wrappers. With these decorating ideas, you are sure to make mom smile this Mother's Day with such a sweet and tasty treat!

I hope you have found some useful ideas and a little inspiration to decorating your Mother's Day cupcakes. If you have any questions or comments about the cupcake design, please feel free to leave these in the comment section below.

Wishing a very happy Mother's Day to my mother and all the other moms out there! Enjoy your cupcakes!


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      ksinll 4 years ago

      This is a great idea!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Cool Hub allisaroberts. The photos make me want a cupcake. I just love your cupcake wrapper idea. Voted up and socially shared!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Love your hub on cupcakes. Good ideas. My mother to far away can't make them for her. Voted Up.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      You do come up with some of the most creative ideas! The DIY design idea is one that will make many mother's smile. The cupcakes do look pretty inside the wrappers. Took the quiz, did better than I thought I would. Thanks for the ideas.

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      HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Love the cupcake wrappers! What a great way to make the cupcakes even more special!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks ksinll! Happy to hear you like the idea! Appreciate your visit!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Hi Rebecca! We got two pans full of cupcakes here for you! I went through several designs before this one - the boys sure didn't mind that one bit :) Thanks so much for your sweet comments, the vote up, and for sharing!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much moonlake! Sorry to hear your mother is so far away - such a bummer on Mother's Day! Maybe you could still make them - they would make a cute cupcake for a spring or summer party too :) Appreciate you stopping by and for the vote up!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much teaches12345! I usually love adding candy toppings to make a cute design but knowing my mom she loves her cupcakes plain and simple. Hope these cupcakes make a lot of moms smile this Mother's Day :) As always, I appreciate your visit and the sweet comments!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Hi HawaiiHeart! The wrappers are so easy to make and I love that they give the cupcakes a more personal touch. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      Yummy! I love the wrapper designs. Another great idea for a celebration. Thanks for sharing your talent. :)

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      Anna 4 years ago from New York, NY

      You're so creative, Alissa! Your cupcakes look delicious and the wrappers look classic and elegant - just like you described your mom! :) I love your DIY ideas and can't wait to try them out!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Cara! Maybe you can get those cute kids of yours to make a batch this Mother's Day :) Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Aww thanks Global-Chica! Hope the cupcakes turn out well for you when you try them out! Appreciate you stopping by and for the sweet comments!

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      susanm23b 4 years ago

      These are so pretty! What a sweet treat for mom :)

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much susanm23b! So happy to hear you like them :) Appreciate you stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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      bellahurst 4 years ago from Australia

      My kids surprised me this for my birthday. My husband help them to prepare the cakes, the kitchen looked like a battlefield when I came back home, but cakes were amazing. Really great hub!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Oh how sweet! I can just imagine that kitchen now - probably how mine would look if my husband and boys ever tried to bake me something :) Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      Oh my, the pictures of your cupcakes are making me crave them right now! Great hub!

      HubHugs~

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much K9! They were delicious - cupcakes with sprinkles are my all time favorite! Appreciate you stopping by!

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      photosbecomearts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida, USA

      I thought it's about the cake, looks yummy! Otherwise, the DIY wrapper idea is perfect! How I wish it's Mother's day again so I can use this style for Mom!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks photosbecomearts! Be sure to come back next year or maybe you can make these for her birthday or even Valentine's Day :) Appreciate you stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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      photosbecomearts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida, USA

      You're right Alissa! There are still lot of occasions I can prepare like this for Mom! You're welcome!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Awesome! I am sure your mom will love them :)

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      photosbecomearts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida, USA

      That's for sure!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Thelma! I appreciate you stopping by and for the votes! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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