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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paper Cupcake Tutorial with Imaginisce's B-Day Bash


We've been asked by so many of our fans how this cute paper cupcake was created. And before we retire our B-Day Bash Collection banner on our blog, we wanted to featuring one of my most requested projects to date. So finally we asked the talented designer to show us step-by-step how she created this. I personally can't wait to give this a try myself! Be sure to scroll to the bottom and find out how you can win everything you need to make these fun cupcakes at home!! 

First the supplies you'll need: 


·       4-  12 x ¾” Strips Brown Cardstock
(Core’dinations  Brown Sugar from Vintage Collection was used in sample)
·       1-  12 x 2 ½” Confetti Paper (dot side)
·       1- 7 ½ x 3/8” Hip Hip Hooray Paper word strip (brown side)
·       1- 3 x 3/8” Hip Hip Hooray Paper word strip (brown side)
·       Make a Wish Paper Candles
·       Glam Rocks - Metallic Pearl (gold was used in sample)
·       I-Rock Tool
·       Scoring tool or Stylis and Ruler
·       Glue Dots
·       Hot Glue Gun

UPDATE: We didn't realize the instructions and images for the first few steps were missing when this went live, below is the updated version!
Score lines 1/2” apart across Confetti Paper (dot side) strip.


Fold on scored marks to create corrugated strip.


Overlap ends and secure with strong adhesive to create cup cake bottom.
 Gently pull Brown strips thru fingers to curl slightly and make them not so stiff.


Twist and curl first strip counter clockwise using glue dots to secure curls as you turn strip. Place glue dots on underside of curls so they can’t be seen.

Use glue dot to secure next strip and continue curling. Slightly press curls to get desired look. 

Continue adding strips and curling to create at least 3 rows. You should make each row slightly larger than the one before.


 

Turn last curl and secure end with glue dot. Use glue dots where necessary to get desired shape.

 
Apply hot glue to secure “frosting” to cup cake bottom, spreading slightly so when word strip is added it will make bottom come in a little and give “cup cake like” look.


Insert candles into top where curls started and secure with hot glue. 


 
Add gems as desired using the i-rock tool.


Fold 3” word strip as shown. Create circle with 7 ½” word strip and staple with folded piece as shown. Slide around bottom of cup cake and secure in place where desired with glue dots.

LET'S CELEBRATE (with free stuff)....
We have loved playing with the festive B-Day Bash Collection and appreciate all the great ideas we've seen around the web using this collection. And since today's post features a cupcake...I think we should talk cupcakes. What's your favorite cupcake (paper or real)?? We'll pick a lucky winner that will receive a set of the B-Day Bash Collection AND i-rock tool with Glam Rocks.

122 comments:

juli (sweetpz) said...

Definitely love the "real" cupcakes.. red velvet with cream cheese frosting! yummmmmm..
great tutorial, i will have to try this for my kiddies b-day coming up, i know they will get a kick out of these cupcakes!
hugs
juli

Kirsten Moran said...

chocolate with vanilla frosting. thanks for the chance to win such a cute line.

Court said...

I like the rainbow confetti cake with cream cheese rainbow confettti frosting. :) Thanks for the chance to win such a great line! :)

My Creative Time said...

WOW, I just LOVE EVERY FLAVOR!! HAHAHHAA! But, I heart just melts for "Triple Choclate" cupcakes w/homemade cream cheese frosting! YUMMO!

sandra said...

Luv cupcakes of any kind! Thanks for the chance to win some Birthday Bash!

Michelle said...

That is really cute!! I have a huge sweet tooth so anything really... but prefer chocolate cupcakes!!

Heidi G said...

There is a new cupcake shop in our town named CakeArt. She makes a wonderfully delicious and decadant Oreo Cookie cupcake. It has a chocolate cupcake with cream cheese icing and broken oreos sprinkled on top with an oreo sticking out the top--too die for goodness in a paper wrapper.

perezmom said...

We have a cupcake bakery in downtown Houston called Crave. I am so glad I am an hour away! They make a carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting that is SOOO good! Thank you for the chance to win!

-Kristin

Melinda AKA medialady said...

We have a Cupcake Store in our community and I love their German Chocolate Cupcakes! They are wonderful!

Bluenocs said...

Really, is there a cupcake to not like???? But if I had to pick one, it would be the chocolate cupcake that we make at home in our kitchen. That way we get to taste cooked cupcake and uncooked cupcake along with chocolate buttercream icing....all at the same time! Yum.

Melissa D. said...

Cupcakes of any kind (paper or edible) are so adorable! My favorite to eat is definitely chocolate cake and chocolate frosting with a filling inside!

Kathy said...

I love cupcakes, real ones and fake one. My favorite would have to be strawberry with french vanilla frosting. Mmmm!

Jen said...

I love the Real ones!!!! Pumpkin with cream cheese frosting is my favorite! But when it comes to cupcakes I'm not too picky :)

Melissa said...

I love Devil's Food chocolate cupcakes with fudgy frosting. Yummm!!

Samantha T. said...

Thanks for the instructions. So fun! I just had a chocolate olive oil cupcake this weekend in AZ. It was sooo good. May be my new fave!

Laurie! said...

I love Red Velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting - SO GOOD! I need to learn how to make them.

Blingdazzler said...

I LOVE it! Chocolate is my favorite flavor so this paper cupcake is PERFECT for me!!

kd_hudson@msn.com

Ryan Ann said...

Can't really think of a cupcake I don't like ... but if I was forced to choose ... carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and NO RAISINS! :D Thanks for the chance to win.

Colleen said...

chocolate with chocolate chips and no frosting. Can someone send me one now?

Bobbi said...

This is adorable. I love real cupcakes, chocolate with chocolate frosting but the paper ones are probably better for me (and my hips).

Jill P said...

My favorite is chocolate cupcakes with rainbow chip frosting! But making the paper cupcakes looks like so much fun!

Carrie said...

I LOVE the paper cupcake! I cannot wait to try to make one! My favorite cupcake is chocolate with chocolate frosting! The more chocolate the better!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

I absolutely LOVE carrot cake cupcakes with italian cream icing...YUMMO!!!

Lesley from WI said...

It would have to be real cupcakes. My favorite is yellow cupcake with vanilla frosting. Yummy!!

marla said...

Wow this paper cupcake is so AMAZING!! My favorite cupcake would have to be chocolate!!

Got2BCrafting said...

Never met a cupcake I didn't like!! (Real or paper for that matter) Thank you so much for posting instructions for this... I absolutely love it. Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway... I NEED those supplies! :)
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

craftymom205 said...

Love chocolate cupcake with buttercream icing.

Jenny McGee said...

Yum, Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing with sprinkles too. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sandra said...

We had ice cream cupcakes the other day from ColdStone - they were GOOD!
Thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Although the cupcake you made is adorable I can't tune out my sweet tooth so for me it's the real cupcake, particularily Crave Cupcakes. They are so yummy! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOVE this tutorial! THANKS for sharing! As for my fav cupcake--I'm not into sweets....I like baked potatoes or chips more; however, I have been watching Cupcake Wars....and I'm liking those fruit filled cupcakes with a buttercream topping...MMMM! LOVE it:)

Lacey said...

As SWEET as the paper cupcakes are - the real ones taste really good and send love to belly :) Great tutorial!

Creative Char said...

My favorite cupcakes are mini Oreo cheescakes. So yummy! Thank you for the tutorial!

Drayia said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE to make milk chocolate fudge cupcakes with homemade cream cheese icing!! Love the tutorial will have to give this a try!!

Leah the Orange said...

okay, i seriously NEED to make one of these (or lots of 'em!). this cupcake is SO cute, and it's totally fat-free! would make the perfect cake or gift topper! (ALMOST competes with the scrummy red velvet cupcakes at our little downtown cafe - their cream cheese icing is TO DIE FOR!)

Cindy said...

This is seriously cute!!! Have to say I'm all for paper cupcakes these days (any kind)... they don't go right to my hips!!

isay said...

wow! they both look so yummy, the cupcake and the prizes LOL! i love a good old home made from scratch chocolate cupcake, hmmmmmmmmm just thinking about makes me want to make some. i think i'll have my husband make it, lucky me his a chef and a good baker, too!

Diana said...

that cupcake is AMAZING! My favorite? Devil's food with homemade chocolate frosting! :)

Casey said...

Very cute cupcake! I love all paper cupcakes because they don't go to my hips either!

Kelly Massman said...

My favorite real cupcake is vanilla cake with fudge frosting!

Cindy d said...

That is ADORABLE! Definitely my favorite paper cupcake. My favorite real cupcake... probably lemon cake with lemon curd frosting. Though I like just about any cupcake.

serena said...

red velvet with cream cheese icing - from crave cupcakes! yummmy!

pdrnc said...

Any cupcake that I can eat is a good cupcake.

Sam said...

WOW! I would have to say my FAV cupcake is a real one and altough I have never tried one (never seen them in Australia) I would really like to try a red velvet with cream cheese frosting, 1 because I just LOVE the name and 2 because I have seen pictures and they look sooooo yummy!

chene said...

I like cupcakes that are real. My fave? Hmmm...vanilla with vanilla or red velvet. Yum!

AJ said...

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES! I love chocolate cake...chocolate cupcakes with frosting YUM!

Sandy Ang said...

Have to say I love chocolate cupcakes with mint chip toppings ! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Kathy Martin said...

How stinkin' cute and creative! :)

beulahmom said...

Any cupcake with cream cheese frosting! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

Denise said...

Wow, I am soo supper happy to see how u guys made this!! I love the real cupcakes for sure! My fav is homemade ones that I made, from scratch..Chocolate and buttercream frosting!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Dawn said...

Wow that is so neat! I do love real cupcake - Chocolate with chocolate buttercream, can't go wrong there...but I can't wait to try these cupcake and I won't have to worry about my waistline ;)

Ashly said...

I am an odd duck I guess . . . Im not much of a cake fan. I do really really love a muffin though. My favorite cupcake would have to be my daughter, as her nickname is cupcake. Beacause of the nickname I HAVE to make this cute cupcake for her room!! :) Thanks

Denise said...

Real cupcakes definitely! Especially Red Velvet :)

Patti B said...

Wow. Great cupcake and a great giveaway. Two greats in one blog

Summer Braxton said...

Oh i just had the best cupcake for my birthday. It's now my favorite. It was a chocolate cupcake with a pudding type filling and topped with a chocolate mousse. So yum!

Rebecca said...

I recently received Sprinkles cupcakes for my birthday--yum! The Black and White was my favorite!!

Kim said...

When I was a child my mom always made these cherry chip cupcakes with pink icing, to this day they are still my favorite. I guess it just brings back those happy childhood memories.

Pretty Little Paper Love said...

This is a super cool idea, I'm gonna have to try it out! Thanks for posting it! As for cupcakes I'm a sucker for vanilla and buttercream, there is just something wonderfully simple about them!

Jennybean said...

yesterday was my son's first birthday - happy birthday Collin! We definitely love real cupcakes - especially the chocolate variety!

Scrappin with the bug said...

My favorite cupcake is REAL for sure.. I love the Fat Elvis from Just Baked in MI.. MMMM

Cynthia B. said...

This cupcake is adorable!
For my favorite cupcake, though, I'd have to go with a real, live, moist, delicious chocolate cupcake! (Especially the ones my mom makes. It doesn't even need icing - she puts pudding in the batter.) Yum!!

tomiannie said...

So darn cute! I'm going to have to go chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

NANA R NASSAR said...

really cuteeeeeeee....thankx!

sucor said...

That cupcake is so cute! My favorite cupcake is a real chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. Thanks for the chance to win a set of the B-Day Bash Collection and i-rock tool with glam rocks!!

Joli said...

All cupcakes are my favorite!!!! My absolute top pick has to be the double fudge cakebites from The Sweet Tooth Fairy - those and Dr. Pepper are all I need in life (food wise)!!!
If you haven't tried The Sweet Tooth Fairy you are missing out - go now!!!

Tanya said...

Real cupcakes, chocolate, mmmmmm! Thanks!

Yvonne Russell said...

Love this paper cupcake project but I
love real cupcakes... double (or triple) chocolate cupcakes are a really decadent treat... yum!

TeacherMom said...

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!!! But I will be trying out some of your yummy paper cupcakes as they look good enought to eat! Thanks for the chance to win a cool prize.

chignon said...

I love any kind of cupcake loaded with lots of frosting! My fav. cupcake I ever had my grandmother decorated with a clown climbing over the side to the top, all out of frosting on a yellow cupcake - beautiful an delicious!

Suzy said...

Definitely "Real" cupcake ^_^ I'm huge fan of Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting....yummm! but your paper cupcake is SUPER CUTE!!!

marilyn said...

My favorite cupcake - chocolate with chocolate icing. However, paper would be much healthier!!!

pcrusberg said...

I recently had the best red velvet cupcake ever!!! It's my new fav. Thanks!

colombean said...

my favorite are these lemon cupcakes with lemon curd and lemon buttercream. all made from scratch by me =) thanks!

rose said...

RED VELVET! oooh, i'm getting hungry just thinking about it...

HappyExpressions said...

I have to go with the real cupcakes. Yummy, I love them all.

Arjanne said...

Real cupcakes and the flavor doesn't really matter, anything with chocolate is good!

Treasa said...

Definitely real cupcakes.....and I love chocolate with vanilla icing. Yum!!! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Becky said...

vanilla cupcake with cheesecake frosting....yum yum!!! and I just love the paper cupcake. Way to cute

Kath said...

I LOVE white cupcakes with white icing. Like wedding cake. If anyone lives near a Publix (which I don't anymore, sadly), they made the BEST.
Love your paper cupcake, too.

Laura said...

LOVE real cupcakes! My favorite is lemon with chocolate icing!

Fabulous paper cupcake!

KarenB said...

Thanks so much for this brilliant tutorial!! My favourite cupcake is Red Velvet. There's a tiny cupcake store in Brisbane called Poppy Cakes and they have the BEST ones in town :)

Lori C. said...

My birthday is coming up next week! I love a yummy chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting! I love your products so much!!! Love, Lori C.

Flying Princess said...

Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. 'Tis the season, right?

And it is the B-Day Bash collection that made me fall in love with Imaginisce.

{VICKI} said...

I like real cupcakes--warm right out of the oven--no icing

Kelly Sas said...

Thank you for giving us the instructions for this cupcake. So ingenious! While this is my new fav paper cupcake, my FAV edible cupcake is Chocolate Chocolate Chip. Yes, I am a chocoholic!

Kelly English said...

I love any and all cupcakes with buttercream frosting!!!

ShoppingTamii said...

Red velvet....yummm

Iris said...

I never met a cupcake I didn't like but I must say that your paper cupcake is the cutest thing I've ever seen and has the advantage of lasting forever and being calorie free! Thanks for a chance to win. Iris

Janet said...

Real mini cupcakes, that way you can try all the flavors.

scrapperbecka said...

Chocolate with Cream frosting! YUMMY!

Lillian Child said...

Cupcakes are SUCH the rage right now - we've had two new stores devoted specifically to cupcakes open up in the past several months. If I had to choose ONE favorite flavor, it would definitely be apple spice cake with penuche frosting!

Donna said...

I love coconut cake with cream cheese frosting....yummy :)

Pamk said...

love all kinds of cupcakes but spice ones w/caramel icing is my fav. Really cute paper cupcake there.

mama ciera said...

I love all kinds of cupcakes, but chocolate with cream cheese frosting is an old favorite. Those paper cupcakes are adorable!

Stephanie said...

This cupcake is too cute! I'm so going to try to make this!
My fav. cupcake is the little mini vanilla ones from the grocery store. Homemade funfetti ones are pretty high on the list too :)
thanks!

Nicole W. said...

My favorite cupcake is the Red velvet with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. YUMMY!

Michelle said...

Im a sucker for a real cupcake! Just made some for my dads birthday..all chocolate with paper spiderman embellies that I made LOL...he's 59 figured he could be a kid again..:)

scrapaholicjen said...

I love chocolate cupcakes with a ton of buttercream frosting! Yummy!!!!!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

**Treefrog** said...

What a yummy looking cupcake, mine would have to be chocolate chocolate chip and cream cheese frosting. Yummy Thanks and good luck all!
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Fleursbydesign said...

I love white cake with white frosting and lots of sprinkles. Thanks for the tutorial on the cupcake it's so cute!

carrie said...

I like banana or carrot with cream cheese frosting!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i love white cake with buttercream frosting! the cupcake is so darn cute!

nadine said...

My fav cupcake (besides this adorable paper one of course) is chocolate with cream cheese icing YUM!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win I would love some of the Birthday Bash Paper. My local scrapbook store closed so I haven't been able to get my hands on any :(

Suzy said...

Love this project!!! MMMMM red velvet cupcakes ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

ADORABLE !!!! so cute love the bling you added with the i-rock!!!

Brittney said...

Red velvet. So yummy!

Shawninaz said...

My daughter and I recently checked out a new gourmet cupcake shop at the mall near us, Sugar Daddy cupcakes. They were dreamy! Luv the new Birthday line and the project is adorable and calorie free.

liliput said...

Wow thank you for sharing this very cute cupcake! Love chocolate cupcakes especially the cream on top! :) yummy

Scrapycandy said...

Red Velvet! and thanks so much for asking!

paperpapier said...

i love vanilla cupcake..yummy!

moloneyat said...

Definitely the real thing - for a special treat you can't go past homemade apple & cinnamon with lemon juice icing - YUM!!!
Thank you for the chance to win :)
TracyM #6773

Trickut said...

Real cupcakes last year for the last day of school my kids and I made beach cupcakes for each class. blue icing started it off then half was dipped in finely crushed graham cracker for sand. We added chocolate rocks and the little umbrellas you put in drinks so much fun but alot of work to make over 80. LOl We Crafters will decorate anything!! Thanks for the chance I would really love an I-rock.
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Suzuki said...

My favorite cupcakes are definitely the real (though the paper ones are cute - just not as tassty)! :-) We make a lot of cupbakes with the surprise cookie dough in the middle!!!

lisakelly110803 said...

Yummy I love real cupcakes for sure... (even though the fake one is quite cute)..... Vanilla for me with whip cream frosting...

lamerlisa@hotmail.com

crittercrafts said...

Any way I can take them is fine with me.

fong33 said...

Red velvet with vanilla icing is my weak spot....mmmmm!

Denise said...

Chocolate frosting, vanilla frosting is my top choice!
DeniseB

Jen said...

Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting...YUM! What a great giveaway...I love this line!

~Just B said...

Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. But quite honestly, I don't think I've ever had a bad cupcake!! I love this idea. It will make for some cute birthday decorations.

Marlene said...

I LOVE all cupcakes - real and fake! Can't really pick out a favorite, but I'd have to say maybe chocolate with vanilla frosting. Thanks for the chance to win such a great collection.

Kim. said...

Well real cupcakes of course are my favourite but I also love the fake one too, this project for instance is beautiful. The real thing has to be 'Red Velvet' is there any better lol.
Kim xXx

Amanda said...

MMmmm, I love the chocolate princess cupcake from Crave. The strawberry butter cream frosting is made with REAL purreed strawberries. YuM!

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