Friday, April 4, 2014

How to Package Cupcakes for a Bake Sale

What are your favorite items to make for a bake sale? I'm sure you can guess mine...cupcakes! The only problem with cupcakes is how to package them. It's okay to simply place cupcakes on a platter if they are going to be eaten right away, but what about when someone wants to buy a few extra to take home? You'll be surprised at how many people buy more than one when they are packaged up.

There are many other bonuses too: they are cute, eye-catching, easy to transport (I threw mine in a big box - no cupcake carrier needed), the treat bags prevent them from drying out, and they usually go for more money.

Here are my tips and tricks for packaging up cupcakes:

Supplies needed:

9 oz. clear plastic cups (I like the cut crystal kind)
Treat bags (4 x 2 x 9.5 inch size)
Plastic spoons
Cute labels (I used Microsoft Word, printed them on card stock, and punched a hole in the top)
Pretty ribbon (3/8" size)
Cupcakes (I recommend using fun liners)

Step 1: Bake a delicious cupcake, of course! I made "ice cream sundae" cupcakes (both regular and gluten-free). *Please leave a comment below if you would like the recipes.* 

Step 2: Place the cupcake in the bottom of the plastic cup. 

Step 3: Place the plastic cup with the cupcake in a treat bag.

Step 4: Tie a plastic spoon on using ribbon. (The spoon makes these easy to eat right out of the cup and goes along with the "ice cream sundae" theme.) 

Step 5: Add a cute label and tie a bow. Done!

All packaged up and ready to go...

This simple packaging will really dress up your cupcakes and make them easy to sell. They will probably be one of the first things to go! :) 


  1. Can i please have your recipe. I think these would be great to take to my son's preschool class. Thanks - Raven

    1. Of course! Please email me at and I will send you the recipe!