Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kiwiana Cupcakes & a Cupcake Box Tutorial...

I'm writing this surrounded by the detritus of Master J's Kiwi party which was this morning.

I thought I'd share a few pics of how those cupcake toppers from the other week worked out, and a little step-by step to make a little cupcake box that houses a single cupcake for a gift or favour.

These cupcake boxes are made from a single sheet of A4 light card and only take a couple of minutes to make.  I made up a few for some guests who couldn't make it to the party with sick kids, so that they had a little something to enjoy at home.

Easy Cupcake Boxes

You will need:
* A piece of A4 light card in whatever colour you like
* Ruler and pencil
* Scissors
* Glue Stick

The width of a piece of A4 is 21cm exactly.  Draw a grid on the lefthand side of your card that is 21x21cm and divided into nine squares, each 7x7cm.  Extend the centre line of your grid to the right edge of the paper - this is your lid.  (Click on the image to see it larger).

Cut this out.

Cut the top and bottom slits as shown.

Fold all creases in towards the centre.

Hold the two centre flaps up like this...

Apply glue to the two squares shown in the picture and stick them down.  Repeat for the other side.

Make a small pencil mark where the lid needs to be folded and fold.  Cut the very edges off the flap on an angle.  All done!

Decorate as desired with ribbon, a sticker to seal etc.

LM x


  1. Hi LM

    Love these cupcake toppers. Are you able to give a brief tutorial on how to make the pohutukawa flower topper please? I think these would make great cupcake toppers for xmas too.


  2. These are ever so cute, would you be able to tell me what sort of tip you used to create the 'grass' effect?

  3. Hi, I used the Wilton tip # 233 for the grass. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    I will try and get to the Pohutukawa topper tutorial soon... :)

    LM x



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