DIY Vanilla Cupcakes And Easy Decorating With Cupcake Wrappers

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Cupcakes are still one of the most popular dessert options for parties, events and weddings. After all who doesn’t love a delicious cupcake? Cupcake Wrappers are a beautiful and easy way of decorating cupcakes for your next event. Here is a tutorial on how to make Vanilla Cupcakes and decorate easily using cupcake wrappers.

You Will Need:

–          Cupcake Wrappers

–          Cupcake liners

–          Cupcake/muffin tin

–          Piping bag

–          Cupcake or Cake stands to serve

–          A delicious cupcake and frosting recipe – see our easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream recipe below!

Vanilla Cupcakes Ingredients (makes 12)

3/4 cups self-raising flour

2/3 cups plain flour

115g unsalted butter (soft)

1 cup caster sugar

2 large eggs (at room temp)

½ cup milk

1tsp vanilla essence

Vanilla Buttercream Ingredients

115g unsalted butter (soft)

3-4 cups icing sugar

¼ cup milk

1-2tsp vanilla essence (to taste)

To start with, preheat oven to 170°C and combine sifted flours and set aside. Cream butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy (5 – 10 mins). Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.


Fold in dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with milk and vanilla.


Spoon batter into cupcake liners until ¾ full. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack.

To make the Vanilla Buttercream.

Place butter, 2 cups of icing sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl, beat until light and creamy (about 5 mins). Gradually add remaining sugar, ½ cup at a time until thick and fluffy (you may not need all of the sugar). You may add a splash of food colouring if desired. Use and store the buttercream at room temperature or it will set in the fridge.

Roll the sides of piping bag a couple of times, hold with one hand and use other hand to fill piping bag one spoon/spatula full at a time until full.

Once completely cool (this is essential so that cupcake wrappers don’t get stained), wrap each cupcake with a cupcake wrapper and secure using pre-cut tab.

 Pipe vanilla buttercream onto each cupcake, starting from the outside and working inwards.

 Display on a beautiful cake or cupcake stand and enjoy!

With special thanks to Pascal from Sweet Republic Specialty Cakes for your assistance.

Photography by Party Post

Ms Gingham says: I’m always looking for a good vanilla cupcake recipe! Not to mention these nifty little wrappers! I find when I use cupcake cases that are already decorative, the cupcakes don’t bake well in them and they give off a funny papery smell when they’re in the oven. I think I’ll be giving these wrappers a whirl soon!

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    Hi, i love your article.Myself i am a pastry chef and also run a blog about my own cake recipes.You should take a look, i love feedback.Greetings



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