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Friday, 26 April 2013

Product Review: Paper Themes Personalised Cupcake Wrappers

This week I was sent a few of these gorgeous looking cupcake wrappers to review by Paper Themes. I was really excited to receive the samples for these, as I have agreed to bake wedding cupcakes for two of my close friends this year, so have been researching a inordinate amount of wedding cupcake related paraphernalia over the last few months, but I hadn't come across personalised wrapper yet. 

Doing a little pre-review research, I googled Paper Themes and learned that they are primarily a wedding stationery business, based in Shipley in Yorkshire. Not only that, but they have been in the wedding stationery industry for over 100 years! I'm a big fan of supporting British business wherever possible, and I was really pleased to see that all the design and production of their products comes straight out of Yorkshire. The other thing that really struck me as I surfed their website was that for a company that is over 100 years old, they have done a fantastic job of keeping up with the times. Their website is fresh, their online shop is slick and easy to use, and the products themselves are wonderfully reflective of current trends and fashions, with a strong vintage influence, and trends such as 'Keep Calm and Eat Cake', and 'OMG' featuring in some designs. Their full range has expanded out from wedding invitations and stationery, and there are some real gems on here such as Lottery Ticket Holders, Personalise Table Plans, and Bunting. 

The wrappers came flat in the post, and have a tab and slot to assemble. Nice and easy so far! My first observation was the thickness of the card that the wrappers are made from. The board is really nice and thick, and has a great texture to it, there were a combination of matt and gloss finishes. It is obvious that the company is first and foremost a stationery company by the quality of the board that they are using. In addition, the cut of the wrappers is flawless, there are no rough edges, and the printing is clear and sharp in focus (unlike my photography...) 

To assemble the wrapper, simply bend the wrapper round into shape, and slide the tab into the pre-cut slot, as shown below...

I have to be honest and say that one of the wrappers I was sent refused to hold together by itself, however I was able to fix this easily by fixing a small square of sellotape on the inside to hold the tab in place. 

Once the wrappers are assembled, the idea is to use a cupcake that has already been baked in a standard cupcake case. The wrappers will completely cover the case, so there would be no clash of colour if you were unable to get cases that matched the scheme of the wedding. Take a baked and decorated cupcake, and drop it into the wrapper, and voila! 

All together, there are currently 18 different designs of these wrappers available, to see the full range you can visit the site here. The wrappers are priced at £12.99 for 24, which for the quality and the personalised element I think is reasonable, and they would certainly add a great personal touch to a wedding or other special occasion such as a milestone anniversary. 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however I was asked to be honest in my review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. 


  1. I never quite understood what cupcake wrappers were until last weekend. My cousin had a tower of cupcakes for her wedding all wrapped up in lacy butterfly wrappers and they looked spectacular - so now I know!

    1. I adore the lacy ones, they make even the most basic cupcakes look sensational! I read your blog post the wedding sounded gorgeous :-)

  2. This is such a fab idea! Being able to personalise the wrappers for a special event is brilliant. I also love that you are supporting a British business!


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