Homemade Cupcake Box Inserts

Traveling with cupcakes has never been easier. and these DIY Cupcake Box Inserts are incredibly simple to make. If you ever have trouble transporting cupcakes, these inserts will keep them from toppling over and can be used in any box.

I’m not sure about you, but I’ve never been able to find cupcake box inserts in any of my local stores. My local Walmart occasionally sells boxes with inserts, but they can be pricey, so I devised a way to make my own on the cheap.

You can always get these items online, but sometimes I simply don’t plan ahead and need them right now. This lesson is fantastic because you can construct the inserts to suit whatever size cake or cupcake box you have on hand. That will work with whatever sort of box you have.

With these inserts, you won’t have to worry about your cupcakes falling over while traveling. Even if you don’t intend to travel with them, it’s a convenient way to keep your cupcakes covered and fresh. No more smearing your cupcakes with plastic wrap!

Now, since you’ll be using plain poster board, this project is rather inexpensive to do, and you can probably get a few pairs out of a single piece of poster board.

Let’s get started with the tutorial. I’ve included some screenshots with notes of the entire process, but don’t forget to watch the video below to see it come together.

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Supplies You’ll Need for the DIY Cupcake Box Inserts:

  • Board for Posters (any color you want)
  • The container you want to utilize (you can use whatever size you want)
  • Cutter for a Round Circle I used a 2 inch round circle cutter, which is a standard cupcake size. You can grab a circle cutter set here: Set of Circle Cutter
  • Precision Knife
  • Ruler (I used an acrylic ruler because its see-through, large and really handy to have.) You may get one similar to mine here: Ruler in Acrylic
  • Scissors

Making the DIY Cupcake Box Inserts:

cupcake container I purchased it from Michaels craft store. You must first locate a box. You can use any box you have on hand. I made use of a cake.

Place the box on top of your poster board. Trace the outline of the box onto the poster board.

Using your ruler, measure one inch around the line you just traced.

Ensure that you do this all the way around.

Make a straight line with your ruler where you just marked.

Cut along the outside edge.

On all four sides, cut along the outside line.

Each corner should be cut out.

Take your circle cutter and trace around it as many times as it will fit, or as many times as you need to box up the cupcakes.

Cut slits into each circle with your exacto knife. I cut mine in the shape of a pie.

Fold the ends of your insert in along the inner line you drew when you traced around the box.

Fold back the cut areas in each circle.

Check that everything looks good and that it is not folded too wonky.

Simply place it in your box. It’ll be tight, but you’ll need to push the corners of your insert into the box.

I like to assemble my cupcakes before icing them.

Then simply pipe on the buttercream.

Put the lid on and youre ready to go!

That’s all there is to it! You can now manufacture cupcake inserts for any box you have!

Here’s the video for the DIY Cupcake Box Inserts:

Don’t Forget to Pin It!


How do you pack cupcakes without inserts?

Put cupcakes in cellophane-wrapped plastic cups to serve separately.
To attach the plastic without denting the icing, use thread or ribbon.
To add even more flair, put small polka dot or animal stickers on the plastic wrap. It’s best to do this before wrapping the cupcake to avoid damaging the frosting.

How to make cupcake wrappers?

jar over into one of the muffin cups, then pull it straight out leaving behind your gorgeous little cupcake liner! glass Simply place a parchment square on top of whatever you’re using as a “mold.” Then, using your hand, press the sides down around the mold, creasing the pleats. Turn the can

How do you keep cupcakes from moving in the box?

When wrapped with foil, a muffin or cupcake tray with individual holes will work nicely. The foil is necessary to keep them from slipping around. Just line your muffin or cupcake pan with foil and insert the completed cupcakes.

What else can you put on a cupcake stand?

Your cupcake tower stand offers the perfect way to hold individual servings of all kinds of toppings, including:\sChopped nuts.
Chocolate confection.
Cereal that is sweet.
Miniature marshmallows.
Chocolate pieces.
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What can I do without cupcake liners?

When it comes to finding an acceptable alternative for cupcake liners, aluminum foil, parchment paper, silicone baking cups, and oiled muffin pans are all good options.

Is it possible to make cupcakes without liners?

Liners are not necessary. Being a fully optional step, they’re easy to forget to pick up at the shop. Just oil the pan properly to prevent them. Liners increase the cost of baking.

Can you use paper as cupcake liners?

You only need regular parchment paper. Cut the parchment into squares and then press them around a mold that’s roughly the same size as your muffin cup — in my case, a small can of V8 juice did the job quite nicely. For regular-sized muffin cups, I prefer five-inch pieces of parchment paper.

Can you use tissue paper as cupcake liners?

I cut my tissue paper into a 55 square (sizes will vary by cupcake). Gather the tissue paper sides and wrap them around the cupcake. Put the cupcake and tissue paper wrap into the cup. Frost your cupcake, taking care not to get any icing on the tissue paper.

How do bakeries keep cupcakes fresh?

Maintain cupcakes at room temperature.

According to the bakery, cupcakes are best kept unfrosted and wrapped in plastic. Wait until your unfrosted cupcakes are completely cool before wrapping them, as any moisture trapped inside can make the treats soggy.

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