I will forever be in love with cupcakes. Why, because they're easy-peasy all the way around.
- They can be less expensive than wedding cake.
- They're easier to transport.
- They provide the perfect amount of “cake.”
- I personally love the cake to butter cream ratio.
- And they're cute for crying out loud. They ARE!
So when Koyal Wholesale contacted me to review their cupcake wrappers, I jumped at the offer. It give me an excuse to bake (like I really need one) and I love the extra bit of cuteness and festiveness cupcake liners give to the otherwise humble cupcake.
Koyal sent an assortment of beautiful, well made paper cupcake wrappers. The paper is a nice heavy-weight card stock that's vibrant in color, and appealing textured polka-dots. The large wrappers fit standard cupcakes you can buy or make in a regular cupcake tin. And the mini wrappers fit well in store bought mini cupcakes. (I'm assuming they'll fit in homemade minis, but I didn't test them.
I made a batch of strawberry cupcakes with strawberry butter cream. The easiest part was sliding them into the cupcake liners.
- Easy to assemble and use. All the work is done for you. You simply slide a tab into a slot and Bingo! You're good to go.
- Dozens of colors and styles You can find either a matching or complimentary color for any palette
- High quality paper The paper is a sturdy vibrant card stock with nice texture.
- That something extra I found that the cupcake wrappers instantly elevated my cupcakes, making them more fun, more festive, and prettier. They really are perfect for a super special occasion like a wedding.
- Cost: Most wrappers breakdown to about 65 cents each. While that's not too much if you're buying a few for a party, when you need 200 it ends up costing $120 in wrappers. Still, if you pay say $2 per cupcake, your total cost per unit is only $2.60, well below the typical starting price of $4/slice of wedding cake. So I guess in the big picture cost is a pro.
- I suggest assembling the wrappers on site. The cupcakes can shift during transit causing the butter cream to touch the wrappers and leave grease marks. Not cute!
- Koyal suggests placing the wrapper around an un-frosted cupcake. I prefer to frost first. It makes transporting easier. Make sure you're very careful not to get butter cream on the wrapper or it will become all nasty and greasy.