Easy DIY Cupcake Holder

I love cupcakes! Who doesn’t? Here’s how to make an easy DIY cupcake holder that’s cute and portable with just a few inexpensive supplies.

DIY Cupcake Holder -- easy, cheap, and CUTE!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 oz Plastic Souffle Cups (I bought mine at Smart & Final in their restaurant supply section)
  • Ribbon
  • Hole Punch
  • Cupcakes!

First, you need to make and decorate cupcakes. This easy DIY Cupcake Holder is perfect for making in advance and using for end-of-the-year school parties, for bake sale cupcakes, or for sending home a treat after a party. This cupcake holder will work great with your standard size cupcakes, make in your usual muffin tin, or the usual size sold in bakeries. You could probably make mini cupcake  holders by using smaller plastic cups.

Creative & Easy Food Gift Ideas: Cupcake Holder

Stack together two of the plastic souffle cups. Using a hole punch, bunch a hole, just below the top rim through both of the cups. Repeat on the other side of the cup, directly across from the first set of holes you created.

DIY Cupcake Holder

Unstack the cups and place them as you see in the image below with both top rims laying on top of each other to create a sort of dome.

Cut some ribbon (enough that you’ll be able to tie a bow), and push one end of the ribbon in through the hole on one side of the bottom cup and up and out the hole on the top cup . Tie in a knot or bow (a bow is preferred so it’s easy to open later).

DIY Cupcake Holder

Open up your holder and place it on a flat surface. With another piece of ribbon, string in through the other hole on the bottom cup.

DIY Cupcake Holder

Carefully place your cupcake in the bottom cup while it is sitting on a flat surface. Now, carefully begin to cover the cupcake with the other souffle cup that is now the “lid”. With the second ribbon, carefully push the ribbon out through the last hole on the top souffle cup. Tie in a bow.

Creative & Easy Food Gift Ideas: Cupcake Holder

Now you have a cute & portable DIY cupcake holder!

Want more easy DIY foodie ideas? Check out my ideas on my Creative & Easy Food Gift Ideas post!

DIY Cupcake Holder -- easy, cheap, and CUTE!

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  1. says

    Oh, this is brilliant! I love good cupcakes & when passing them out at kid functions this takes away the touch factor. Are you still having your recipe link party? or am I just missing it? Hope all is well! Theresa 😉

  2. says

    This is a clever idea. I hope you will bring this over to Saturday Dishes – Cupcakes tomorrow. This would be a great hit!

    Best wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  3. says

    What a super clever idea. I always put the cupcakes in a cup but never thought to protect the top with another cup! I will definitely do this next time. Saw you on Flour Me with Love. Would love if you would link to Thursdays Treasures!

  4. says

    Genius! I love this idea. I’m a huge cupcake fan but they are so hard to transport! I’m pinning this, too.
    I’m visiting today from Mop Up Mondays. I hope you get the chance to visit my blog, linkup and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Link Up Sat thru Friday @ DIY Showcase Link Party

  5. Cathy from Illinois says

    What a wonderful idea!! Pinned this at my Bake Sale items board for our monthly bake sale at American Legion here in town!!! Thanks for sharing it! PS: also pinned the loaf of bread wrapper too!

    • says

      Hi Abigail! I usually tilt it just slightly (to get a bit more of the cupcake to pop out) or press up in the middle of the bottom cup and lift out with my thumb and index finger. Alternatively, you could use a butter knife to lift it out.


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