Hungry Happenings: Winter Edible Cupcake Wrappers - Shimmering Snowflake Design

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Edible Cupcake Wrappers - Shimmering Snowflake Design

Shimmering Snowflake Edible Cupcake Wrappers |

We've gotten a lot of snow here this winter. Our yard is covered in a blanket of the white stuff right now. All of this wintry weather has inspired me to make these white chocolate cupcake wrappers imprinted with snowflakes. They are the first cupcake wrappers I've made that are pretty instead of cute. Each wrapped cupcake is so elegant that I think they would make a lovely dessert for a Christmas dinner party or even a winter wedding.

Shimmering Snowflake Edible Cupcake Wrappers |

I mentioned that the Edible Gingerbread Cupcake Wrappers I shared yesterday, were the simplest design I've created yet, well, these are even easier to make. I used a fondant impression mat and a snowflake cookie cutter and brushed on some white luster dust to really make them shimmer.

Now that I've created so many edible cupcake wrapper designs, it's getting harder and harder to pick a favorite. Do you have one?

Snowflake cupcakes

White Chocolate Snowflake Cupcake Wrappers


white modeling chocolate* (recipe can be found on my Chocolate Making Tips page)
blue food coloring
silk white luster dust
cupcakes and frosting
optional, opalescent decorating sugar

*You'll use approximately 1 1/2 ounces of modeling chocolate per cupcake. The amount will vary based on how thick you make your wrappers and on the size of your cupcakes. 


non-stick baking mat (or use a gallon size zip top bag)
large fondant rolling pin or wooden rolling pin
pastry wheel, pizza wheel, or knife
snowflake impression mat (I used Autumn Carpenter's Set)
snowflake cookie cutter
food use only paint brush or pastry brush
pastry bag and big star tip (for piping frosting on cupcakes)


Color white modeling chocolate using blue food coloring. Imagine that in this next picture, the modeling chocolate is blue.

Cupcake wrapper

Print a copy of this cupcake wrapper template (click here.) Cut out around the template. Wrap it around one of your cupcakes, to see if it is the right size. You need the template to overlap at the ends by at least 1/2 inch, so adjust the template as needed. Re-size then cut out a new template. 

Roll out modeling chocolate on a non-stick baking mat using a fondant roller. See instructions for rolling out modeling chocolate using a large zip top bag, here. Cut out around the template using a pastry cutter/pizza wheel. Check to make sure they fit around your cupcakes with enough overlap to seal the seam. 

Snowflake candy

Roll out more blue modeling chocolate and cut using snowflake cookie cutters. Press the impression mat over the cut out snowflakes rubbing the backside of the mat with your fingers until the snowflake shows up on the modeling chocolate. 

Snowflake dessert

Use the impression mat to imprint snowflakes all over the blue modeling chocolate cupcake wrappers.

Brush silk white luster dust over the cupcake wrappers and snowflakes.

Winter dessert recipe

Wrap the cupcake wrappers around your cupcakes. Lightly brush water over the ends of the wrappers and press the seams together. Pipe on some frosting and add a snowflake. For extra sparkle, sprinkle on some opalescent decorating sugar. 

Serve wrapped cupcakes within 8 hours. If you need to store them longer, I suggest you store the modeling chocolate wrappers separately in an airtight container for up to several weeks. Wrap the cupcakes the day you need them. 

Winter dessert ideas
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  1. I have that snowflake mat and now I wish I had made something like that with a white shimmer for my
    party - the guests would have flipped out!

    1. I know your guests flipped over all of your amazing sweets:)

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love it. Great ideas

  3. WOW this is beautiful and eatable, too!!

  4. Ooo la la! fancy schmancy! why do i feel like i need to slip on a silky robe, pour myself a glass of wine and eat these babies?!?! but in reality, i'm wearing old pj's, i don't even drink, and i would eat these anywhere and anytime! LOL
    they are real beauties Beth and i think these are my favorite wrappers you made so far! :)

  5. These are really cute! The only snow I've seen was at the airport in Washington, DC last week, and it wasn't looking to great! I guess that's what I get for being a southerner. I've honestly never thought to make my own cupcake wrappers!

    1. Wow, you've only seen snow once. That's amazing. It got warm here today and most of the snow has melted. We've had more snow than the past few years, already. It's sure pretty, but I don't like having to travel in it!

  6. wow, they look amazing. i swore they were ceramic!

    1. I think the addition of the luster dust does make these wrappers look a bit like they are ceramic.

  7. Would like to subscribe to your blog by email.

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