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4 Reasons to Serve Cupcakes at Your Wedding

 

Looking for a unique personal touch for an upcoming wedding? It seems everyone is these days. Most people gravitate toward a fancy dress for the bride or a fun song for the first dance, and these are great, but can we get outside the box a little more?

At Simply Wrappers, we sure can. We offer one of the largest collections of custom wedding cupcake wrappers around, all purchased through our simple and convenient online system.

This is a big jump for some people – the cake is a big part of wedding tradition, after all. But there are several reasons cupcakes make sense over a typical wedding cake. Here are a few:

Multiple Flavors

The worst part of a traditional wedding cake? Only one flavor! Maybe (hopefully) the bride and groom can agree on a flavor they like, but will every single guest feel the same way? It’s unlikely, to say the least.

Cupcakes solve that problem, and allow you virtually unlimited flavor flexibility. You can accommodate allergies, or any particular guests. Add in some custom cupcake liners from Simply Wrappers and it’s a creative no-brainer, really.

Transportation

Who hasn’t seen a painful-to-watch YouTube video of someone dropping an expensive, four-story wedding cake all over the ground? That won’t ever happen with cupcakes – they’re much easier to transport from start to finish, including the period they have to spend in someone’s car. Even if an accident does happen, it’s likely you’re only ruining a small percentage of the cupcakes, rather than an entire cake.

Ease of Serving

Cupcakes are also much easier to serve to guests – most guests will be able to serve themselves, in fact. There’s no need to go through the process of cutting a cake (some venues even charge money for this). Yet another thing you don’t have to worry about on your special day.

Individual Decorations

Cupcakes offer many more personalization options than cakes, from the icing and color designs to the custom wedding cupcake liners provided by Simply Wrappers. You could write a message to special guests, or put a unique design on every individual cupcake. The options are virtually limitless.

Ready to make the jump from a wedding cake to wedding cupcakes? Simply Wrappers is ready to serve this and all your custom cupcake wrapper needs. Contact us today.
By Christina Beebe | | cupcake wrappers, cupcakes for wedding, wedding cupcakes | Read more

6 Tips for Planning a Labor Day Party

Are you getting ready to host an end-of-summer party this Labor Day weekend? The day is fast approaching, so use these tips to start planning your shindig:

  • Rent a Space. Many hosts and hostesses feel the only way to host a Labor Day party is by having it at their home. However, you can host a party at a park, hotel or other rented space. This makes it easier to get ready for the party because you don’t have to clean your home and yard.
  • Make it a Potluck. Does making a ton of food intimidate you? Take away some of the stress by asking your guests to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Then you only have to worry about providing the main meal.
  • Pick a Theme. Decorating and picking food may be easier if you have a theme to work with. Having a ‘red, white and blue’ theme or another patriotic theme may be a good idea.
  • Choose a Menu: If you want to make everything on your own, you need to know what to cook. Labor Day is often the day to grill out, so consider picking items that can be made on the grill, such as chicken, steak, hot dogs, brats, cheeseburgers, mushrooms, asparagus and cabbage.
  • Focus on the Dessert: For some parties, dessert is the most important part. If you want a dessert that can match any theme, you should consider the cupcake. This is a great party dessert because you can find cute wrappers, and you don’t have to worry about cutting it.
  • Keep Bugs Away. You can spray your yard before the party to keep bugs away. You may also want to use tiki torches, candles and bug wipes to help reduce the number of pesky bugs at your party.

  • No matter how many people you’re going to have at your Labor Day party, you need to make sure to have food and decorations to make it a day to remember.

    By Christina Beebe | | cupcake wrappers, holiday, labor day, wrappers | Read more

    Gobble Gobble!

    Hey there, folks!

    Thanksgiving is inching its way into our hearts with each and every passing day.
    So...what are you gonna do about it?!

    You can either sit there and slowly but surely await the pending arrival of the splendid day, ORRRR you can....BAKE BAKE BAKE!!

    Get your house in the Thanksgiving spirit (if you haven't already), put up some decorations, do some crafts with the kids, display everything all over the house, and top it all off with some delicious cupcakes!

    Here's an idea, why not bake some cupcakes now, and some for after Thanksgiving dessert?

    I'm not saying to replace the pie...that's just un-American. 
    Just simply add some cupcakes to the mix! It's such a great twist to the traditional Thanksgiving way.

    Surprise your family with some scrumptious cupcakes after dinner. No one will be expecting it, and you'll be the belle of the ball!

    Here at Simply Wrappers, we have come prepared.

    Here is the recipe and directions for making these delicious cupcakes! Now read on and HAVE SOME FUN!

    Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

    Ingredients:

    • Cupcakes from your favorite box of cupcake mix - Tops flattened and with a light slather of frosting on top
    • Chocolate frosting - for the slather talked about previously
    • Oreo Cookies
    • Whoppers
    • Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
    • Candy Corn
    • Assorted Icing - yellow, white and red (the pre-filled frosting tubes you can buy at the store are really great)

    Directions:

    • Follow the cupcake directions on the box and pop those babies in the oven! You could also use your own favorite recipe from scratch! We'll let you decide.
    In the meantime, start making your turkeys!
    • Grab an Oreo and put a little bit of chocolate frosting in the middle - this is just to make the candy corn pieces stick a little better
    • Start Stuffing the Candy Corn! 
    • Put a dab of frosting on the bottom end of the Oreo to allow it to stick to the bottom, or base cookie. (Place them next to a wall so they can dry and keep their shape)                   
    • Now, unwrap a peanut butter cup and cut a sliver off of one end. Place the cup upside down and cut the sliver off in a sawing motion.
    • Once the cookies are ready, flip them over and place a little frosting on the top of the PB cup to secure it to the cookie. 
    • With the turkeys in the same position, glue a Whopper on there with some frosting on the whopper and on the peanut butter cup.
    • After that, put two yellow frosting dots on for the eyes, and for the pupil, you can use a dab of chocolate frosting or a mini chocolate chip, or even a sprinkle.
    • Fort he beak, add a dab of yellow frosting with a smaller dab of white frosting on top.
    • Leave them here for 5 to 10 minutes to solidify.

     

    • Once dry, you can flip them over and add yellow feet!!

    • Once the cupcakes are out of the oven, let them cool until they are cool to the touch.
    • Slather on a thin layer of chocolate icing.
    • After that, carefully place your turkey on top of the cupcake.

    Aaaaaaand.....Voila!!! You have done it!!

     

    MOST IMPORTANTLY: Don't forget to add the best finishing touch!!


    Pair your turkey cupcakes with our Brownie Dark Brown Cupcake Wrappers! You will, without a doubt, send off your family and friends in a cupcake frenzy afterwards!

     

     

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    It's Halloweeeeeeeen!

    Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!

    Don't you just love this holiday?? 
    Getting all dressed up, pretending to be something crazy or someone that you aren't, and getting free candy from all of your neighbors?
    Think about it. How crazy is that?! On one day out of the year, we get to go to our neighbors' houses, or even strangers' houses, and ask for free candy.

    AND THEY GIVE IT TO US.

    What better way to celebrate the lives we live and to spread happiness??!
    I know. A HALLOWEEN BASH! 
    A "THE MONSTER MASH" themed Halloween party!!

    You can make the party big by inviting all of your friends, or small and just have it with your hunny and kids!

    Go ahead! Throw a fun party, with games and awesome festivities, and end it by gathering around the TV and watching "Halloweentown". C'mon. It's a true Disney Channel classic! Your kids will thank you for it, believe me.

    And of course.....DO NOT FORGET THE CUPCAKES! You would ruin Halloween without them. 
    And here at Simply Wrappers, we have just the ticket!



    Frankie Cupcakes

     

     

       

     

    BUT WAITTTTT!!! You CANNOT forget the key to the ENTIRE recipe!! 

       
       Halloween Medley Cupcake Wrappers


    Trick or Treat Spiderweb Cupcake Wrappers


            Vampire Bats Cupcake Wrappers



    Make sure to grab some of these spooky wrappers to wrap Frankenstein up with! 






    Happy Halloween!

     

     

    Easter Bunny Cupcakes!

    Happy Easter, everybody!

    Don't you love this time of year? Everything is beginning to bloom, the smell of flowers in the air with the sun shining and birds chirping!
    Taking a walk outside just brings a smile to your face!

    What better way to celebrate this Easter holiday than with gorgeous and delicious bunny cupcakes?!


    Aren't they DARLING?!

    Here is how to make these cute-tastic cupcakes!
    For even further instruction, go here to the source.

    1) Go ahead and cut and bake some regular cookies from any recipe! You can find a Vanilla Butter cookie recipe here
    Use a bunny face cookie cutter to cut your cookies. We'll be cutting off the ears once they are baked. Click here for a great cookie cutter!

    2) Once they are baked, cut off the ears of the cookie.



    3) Let the cookies cool. Once they are cool, use this recipe for stiff royal icing to "glue" a toothpick or 1/2 a Popsicle stick to the cookie.
    Apply the icing and attach the toothpick or popsicle stick and wait for it to dry. This may take overnight, if you have the time. Otherwise, keep an eye on it and if it is really stiff, press on!

    4) Next, once it's dry, it's time to decorate!! All you need is white icing and pink icing. That's it!!
    So, get your white icing, and with a #3 tip, outline the bunny ears and fill them in! Once that's done, fill in the middle of the ears with the pink icing, while the icing is still wet!
    After that, play a little bit of the waiting game for the icing to dry. 
    If possible, let them dry overnight.



    5) In the meantime of all the waaaaaiiiiiitttttiingggggg......let's do what we love! BAKE SOME CUPCAKES!!
    Pick your favorite recipe to bake! It's that easy! Bake the cupcakes and we'll be all set and ready to go.
    If you need a recipe, try this recipe for Vanilla cupcakes.

    6) After the icing for the bunny ears has dried, it's time to construct!
    Take the cupcakes you magnificently baked, and ice the top of them with some white frosting. 
    Here's a recipe for some delicious white frosting:

      

    Oh, DO NOT ADD FOOD COLORING to the icing, unless you want a green bunny rabbit! 


    7) After you have iced the cupcakes, stick on your bunny ears!!



    8) Now for the bunny face! Use small, black sugar pearls for the bunny's eyes and a pink candy bead for the nose! 



    Look how cute!


    9) Last, but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, add a finishing touch with our Easter Egg Hunt cupcake wrappers or our Happy Easter cupcake wrappers for that extra little kick!
    Or, if you're feeling like you want to go with a solid color, try out our Celery Light Green cupcake wrappers or our Light Yellow cupcake wrappers.

     

     


    For help, watch this video to see how you can finish off your cupcakes with perfection!



     

     

    Stop by the store to check out all of the amazing cupcake wrappers we have to offer! With even more of an Easter selection!

     

     

    THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!

    Christmas Themed Cupcakes!

    Tis the season, people!

    I am always SO EXCITED for Christmas, that I just can't hide it! So why not celebrate by making some sweet treats?!
    If you're feeling friendly, cupcakes make a GREAT holiday gift to give to the neighbors!
    They're excellent additions to holiday parties too!

     

     

     These Peppermint Hot Chocolate cupcakes are a great way to bring in the Christmas spirit!!
    They are definitely a treat that everyone will enjoy :)

     

       
    You can find this recipe here.

     

     

    These cupcakes are topped with a gorgeous looking fondant, topped with some more icing! 
    Go ahead and make your own cupcakes using your favorite recipe, and top them off with these adorable ornaments!
    Now, fondant is often not the best tasting thing in the world...I totally understand that.
    Which is why I have taken it upon myself to add a recipe for a super tasty MARSHMALLOW fondant!!


    Rolled Marshmallow Fondant
    - 1 package (16 oz) white mini marshmallows (Make sure to use a good quality brand!!)

    - 2-5 tablespoons water

    - 2 lbs (about 8 cups) sifted confectioner's sugar

    - 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
    This recipe makes about 2 lbs of marshmallow fondant.

     

    Instructions:

    Step 1: Place marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until mixed well. Continue microwaving for 30 seconds more. Stir again. Continue until melted (about 2 1/2 minutes).

    Step 2: Place 3/4 of the confectioner's sugar on top of the melted marshmallow mixture. Fold sugar into marshmallow mixture. Flavoring can be added at this point if desired. Place solid vegetable shortening in easily accessed bowl so you can reach into it with your fingers as you work. Grease hands and the counter GENEROUSLY; turn marshmallow mixture onto the counter. Start kneading the mixture as if it were dough. Continue to knead while adding additional confectioner's sugar and re-greasing hands and the counter top as needed so the fondant doesn't stick to your hands or the counter. If the marshmallow fondant is tearing easily, it is too dry; so add water (about 1/2 tablespoon at a time) and continue kneading until fondant forms a firm, smooth elastic ball that will stretch without tearing, about 8 minutes.

    Step 3: Prepare it for storing by coating with a thin layer of solid vegetable shortening. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then place it in a resealable bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible and store in the refrigerator. For extra fondant that you don't use, it can store in the refrigerator for several weeks. 
    When not working with fondant, make sure to keep it covered with plastic wrap or in a bag to prevent it from drying out.

    Step 4: When you are ready to use it, knead the fondant until smooth. Then roll out the fondant 1/8 in. thick

    Step 5: To color the fondant: if you need to tint the entire batch of fondant, add a little icing color to the melted marshmallow mixture BEFORE adding confectioner's sugar. For smaller amounts of tinted fondant, add icing color to portions of fondant as needed.

    This recipe is HIGHLY reviewed, and people love it!


    One more cupcake topper that I couldn't possibly leave out of this Christmas post is this cute snowman!



    To make this gem, use your favorite cupcake recipe!
    Top the cupcake with some icing, and drizzle powdered sugar on top of it.
    Then, grab a mini powdered donut and stick it on top!
    Next, grab a powdered donut hole, and put that right on top of the mini donut.
    Top that off with a Silver Foiled milk chocolate candy and two peppermints, and you're good to go!

    To help the items stick together, use an edible adhesive :) Preferably one that won't take away from the flavor.

    This snowman cupcake is absolutely adorable and would make your neighbors, your friends, or your guests burst with joy!


    And to finish these cupcakes, you cannot forget our Christmas themed wrappers!

       

    Our Christmas Red Medley wrappers and our Holiday Ornaments wrappers would be the cherry on top of it all!
    Stop by our store and get some today!



    Thank you so much for stopping by!




    By Christina Beebe | | christmas, color, cupcake wrappers, cupcakes, ornaments, red, snowman | Read more

    Thanksgiving!!! Nomnomnomnomnom.

    Let's all give thanks for Thanksgiving!!!
    Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, and PIEEEEEEEEE!!!

    Here at Simply Wrappers, we all LOVE pie! 
    But why not try and spice it up a bit?

    THROW SOME CUPCAKES INTO THE MIX!

    It's the perfect mix. You can't deny it!
    Apple pie + cupcake = HEAVEN.


    So either follow this link or read on for the mouth-watering recipe!



    APPLE PIE CUPCAKES!

    Recipe:

     

    The expert cupcake makers have given 2 helpful hints: 
    1) Take a shortcut and use canned apple pie filling!
    2) Instead of using whipped cream, go ahead and use your favorite ice cream or your favorite flavor of buttercream frosting.


    How amazing! 
    Now before you can rush to your kitchens and aprons, 

    Don't forget to order some autumn wrappers for the much needed finishing touch!

    We have a gorgeousss beyond gorgeous design! Our Autumn leaves wrappers are better than anything you will find!

     

    Now go ahead! Run off and make these cupcakes!!
    Give it a test run and just see how your tongue rolls out of your mouth with just the smell of these.
    You'll be the most popular person this Thanksgiving if you bring these cupcakes to your gathering, we guarantee it!

     

     

    Thanks for stopping by!

     

    Baby's 1st Birthday!!

    Have a little one turning 1? We have the perfect cupcake ideas for their celebration! 


    Watermelon Cupcakes!

    Ingredients:

    - chocolate chip cake mix
    - 2 2/3 cup flour
    - 2 cups sugar
    - 1 cup milk
    - 1 tsp baking powder
    - 1/2 tsp salt
    - 1/2 cup water
    - 1/2 cup oil
    - 2 eggs
    - 1 Tbsp vanilla
    - couple handfuls of mini chocolate chips

    Whisk dry and wet ingredients separately.
    Slowly poor wet mixture into dry mixture while whisking.
    Stir in food coloring until you get the pink watermelon color. (One user says to use a rose color w/ a small amount of yellow)

    Bake at 350 for 23 minutes.
    Top with buttercream frosting.
    (Mix in a combination of green food coloring with a little yellow for a green topping)

    Created by Gina Kibler


    Pair your watermelon cupcakes with our Celery Green wrappers
    or with any of our Pink wrappers!

     

    Martha Stewart's Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!

    Ingredients:

    - 4 large eggs
    - 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
    - 1 1/4 cup milk
    - 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    - 1 Tbsp baking powder
    - 1 1/2 cup cake flour
    - 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon, plus 1/2 tsp for dusting
    - 1/2 tsp salt
    - 1 3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 Tbsp for dusting
    - 2 tsp vanilla extract

    Sift together flours, baking powder, salt, and 1 Tbsp cinnamon.
    Cream butter and sugar until fluffy w/ an electric mixer on a medium-high speed.
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is mixed.
    Beat in vanilla.
    Add flour mix into 3 batches, alternating with 2 additions of milk, and beating until combined after each.

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.


    As for topping, Martha Stewart's "7 Minute Frosting" is the best bet!

    Combine remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbsp sugar.
    Either use a pastry bag with a frosting tip for a professional, finished look!
    Finish by dusting cinnamon over cupcakes.


    Don't forget to pair your cupcakes with our delicious wrappers!

     

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    By Christina Beebe | | baby's 1st birthday, cupcake wrappers, green, pink, snickerdoodle, watermelon | Read more

    The Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake

    Ready to Salivate? One....two.....three.....and salivating commence!

    Most recently, I have been going through an intense CRAZE for baking.
    Cheesecake, banana chocolate chip bread, and now....CUPCAKES!

    Not only do I love cupcakes, but I'm such a chocolate fanatic. I am obsessed, especially at night.
    So, of course, I wanted to search for the best chocolate cupcake recipe out there, and I stumbled on this magic:

     

    Isn't it glorious? That's what I thought.

    So I looked at the webpage and apparently a blessed woman named Amy Hendricks created this little piece of heaven.
    She submitted her cupcakes for tasting to 50.....FIFTY.....50 different test bakers until they came to a conclusion for the most delicious chocolate cupcake.
    After 7 rounds of testing the cupcakes and 69 different cupcake recipes, they found the winner!!!

     

     

    Here are some of the test bakers opinions about the winning recipe:

    "Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate is the only way to describe the taste in my mouth. Sweetness is perfect. Cake is not dry. Cake practically melts in my mouth. It’s impossible to take one bite of cake. After one taste, my mouth wants more. Delicious. The ultimate chocolate cupcake."

    "I am usually the one who likes the frosting the best.  I was pleasantly surprised on the taste of the cupcake.  It had a nice chocolate taste and was not overpowering.  The flavor was so good it didn’t really even need any frosting."

    "I have participated in all seven rounds of the cupcake experiment, and I will even admit I have labeled past trials as “perfect” and as The Ultimate; however, THIS IS IT.  THIS IS THE ONE.  If others don’t agree, so be it, but this is the one for me.  I will more than likely not continue the process because I simply can not imagine a chocolate cupcake that tops this version.  Everything about it was, for lack of a better word, PERFECT!"

     

    Without further ado, here's the magic!


    For more of her delicious recipes and such, click here 

     

    Enjoy these sinfully delicious cupcakes! 

     

     

    With love,

     

    By Christina Beebe | | chocolate, cupcake wrappers, cupcakes | Read more

    It's a Baby Shower!

    Planning a baby shower for your friend??! NOT A PROBLEM!

    Here at Simply Wrappers, we have taken it upon ourselves to help out our beloved customers!


     

     

    First thing's first: A Guest List. Get the mommy to
    help you out on this one.
    Collect the guest list with their names and addresses,
    perhaps even their emails.

     

     

    Number TWO: THEMES!THEMES!THEMES!
    No, you do not NEEEED a theme, but some people think
    it adds a little more fun to the mix. 
    There are TONS AND TONS of themes out there to choose from:
    colors of blue or pink, little babies, under the sea, safari animals, YOU NAME IT!

                                                                 

     

                        

     

     

     #3: Decorations!
    Pick a venue to have the baby shower at, like a
    restaurant, someone's home, outside, etc.
    You can decorate the shower
    with colored streamers, balloons, big puff balls,
    name banners, ANYTHING!!
    Get creative and impress your guests!

     

           

           

     

     For an extra hint of help, click here for a puff ball tutorial!!!

     

     

     NUMERO CUATRO: Le foooooooooood.

    You CANNOT forget about the food. NO ONE CAN. Yuuuummmmm.
    You don't need a ton, just some finger foods and snacks.
    Sandwiches, desserts, some fruits and/or veggies,
    and you're good to go.


    The ONE THING YOU DO NEED: CUPCAKES.
    Cupcakes are so cute and flirty! 
    They are the best way to have cake at a baby shower
    without the extra hassle of cutting the cake and having plates.
    Everyone loves a good cupcake, no doubt about that!

     

    At Simply Wrappers, we offer the cutest "It's a Boy!" and "It's a Girl!" wrappers!
    Click on the names above to go straight to them!
     

      

    5) GAMES!!!

    You have to have some games at the baby shower! For sure.
    One game that is a common favorite it is the animal gestation game.
    The game works by matching the animal to its correct number of days of gestation.
    Whoever gets the most correct, wins!
    Plan at least three games, and you're good!

     

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

    Send out the invitations a couple weeks in advance.
    You want to give the guests time to fit the
    shower into their busy schedules! 
    And don't forget to have fun! 
    That's the whole point of the shower!

    Thanks for reading!

     

    Sincerely,

    By Christina Beebe | | animals, baby shower, blue, cupcake wrappers, pink | Read more

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