The Best Cupcake Supplies and Treats
Meri Meri Eat More Cake Bake Cups
These graphic paper liners ensure your creations will stand out on the bake sale table. Chosen from among 25 lively patterns on the baking company’s addictive website.
To buy: $4.50 for 48 liners, merimeri.com.
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Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake Mix
A delicious shortcut for rich, moist treats in the flavor of the moment, courtesy of Los Angeles cupcake queen and Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson.
To buy: $15 for one 15-ounce mix, williams-sonoma.com.
Progressive International Collapsible Cupcake Carrier
Travel worry-free with this nifty carrier, which folds to half its size when not in use. Inset cups hold up to 24 cupcakes and guarantee your precious cargo arrives in perfect condition.
To buy: $30, bedbathandbeyond.com.
India Tree Nature’s Colors Decorating Sprinkles
Skip the standard sprinkles, which are laden with partially hydrogenated fats and synthetic dyes. These gorgeous all-natural toppers get their vivid hues from ingredients like red cabbage and beet juice.
To buy: $6 for one 2.7-ounce jar, cheftools.com.
Muffin Pan Sponge
Get every corner of your muffin tin clean with this compact scrubber designed to fit into small spaces.
To buy: $3, kingarthurflour.com.
Georgetown Cupcake Assorted Dozen
There’s something for everyone in this decadent dozen from a company famous for its generous frosting-to-cake ratio. Each box arrives packed with best sellers in 12 flavors like Lemon Blossom, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Toffee Crunch.
To buy: $29 for 12 cupcakes, georgetowncupcake.com.
OXO Cake Tester
The stress-free way to check for doneness: Slide this super-slim tester into a cupcake. If it emerges with just a few crumbs—not a coating of batter—you’re good to go.
To buy: $3, oxo.com.
Cuisipro Cupcake Corer and Decorating Set
Making cream-filled and jelly-stuffed cupcakes is a snap with the specially designed corer in this set. Washable icing tubes with tips in multiple sizes let you frost like a pro.
To buy: $20 for the set, amazon.com.
Shop Sweet Lulu Pretty Pink Cupcake Stand
Perfect presentation is easy with this sturdy cardboard stand. Bonus: The double-sided tiers let you customize your look with cheerful polka dots in various sizes.
To buy: $17.50, shopsweetlulu.com.