Here's a little tip for anyone throwing a birthday party or baby shower this summer. You know those cute cupcake wrappers that you can buy at baking supply stores and on Etsy? Well, they are super easy to make yourself, out of whatever paper you like. We've shown you fancy cupcake wrappers before; they are often just a fancy touch to elevate the common cupcake into something even prettier for a party or even a wedding. But you can easily customize these wrappers yourself. They are usually called wrappers, by the way, because cupcakes aren't actually baked in them; the wrappers are slipped over the liners after baking and decorating.
The cupcakes pictured above are from Domestic Goddess Adventures, who gives a template for her wrappers: