Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

WOW! What a year it has been for us at The Cupcake Wrapper Co.
Since launching our product in October this year, it has been go, go,go.
And we have loved every minute of it!
There are lots of new & fantastic opportunities happening next year.
We just cant wait to share them all with you!
2010 will bring many exciting times.

So how do you celebrate the new year?
Here is what will happen at our HQ tonight.

We will contemplate the year over a few quiet champers.
We will try to cool down after this heat.
We will enjoy a yummy bbq dinner.
We will also enjoy a refreshing Cosmpolitan (or two, or three)
We will stop the dog from eating all the nibblies.
We will try not to yell at the kids too much ("stop fighting!")
We will try to put off all the packing up of Christmas
decorations we still have to do.
We will talk about getting fit.
We will cringe as Richard Wilkins hosts the tv festivities.
We will admire Bert's new rug.
We will light lots of sparklers for the kids.
We will most likely go to bed before midnight.
We will wake up to 2010!

I love the story behind Eternity - that word that used to mysteriously appear in yellow chalk on Sydney streets in the early part of last century.
I also loved seeing it over the Harbour Bridge during the millenium celebrations.
So as we end this decade I thought it fitting we admire it again.

Have a fabulous new year celebration - no matter what you are doing.

See in you in 2010!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More Christmassy Fun at The Cupcake Wrapper HQ!

Here is another peek inside
The Cupcake Wraper HQ.

Full to the brim with lots of festive fun!



Monday, December 21, 2009

Getting into the Christmas spirit - literally!

Due to popular demand from our gorgeous tweeps here are the recipes
for our festive favorites



2 cups of plain flour
2/3 cup of caster sugar
2 teaspoons of riceflour
250 grams of butter
Put all ingredients into food processor and whizz till mix resembles breadcrumbs.
Best if butter is not too cold.
This makes it easier to shape your shortbread without it being too crumbly.
Shape into balls and squish a bit.
For festive touch, add silver balls or other cake/cookie decorations that can go in the oven.

Put in 160 degrees oven for about 12 - 15 minutes.


6 eggs - separated
185gr caster sugar
165ml rum
300ml brandy
600ml cream
600ml milk
nutmeg to sprinkle

Mix sugar and egg yolks till creamy, thick & pale.
Add rum & brandy - beat in well.
Whisk in milk & cream.
Whip egg whites until stiff.
Fold milk mix into stiff whites.
It will be lumpy.
Best stores in a glass jar.
 Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

We have this every Christmas Eve while we wrap all the pressies
and listen to
Carols By Candlelight.
Love it!

Guaranteed not to last long!

Friday, December 18, 2009

NEW! Decorate Me!

Just in time for those L-O-N-G school holidays, our new
Decorate Me!
cupcake wrappers.

These come in a pack of 12 for AU$10.00
They are only laminated on 1 side so your mini Picasso designs
should be stayfast.

These should keep the kids occupied for at least 30 mintes so you can put your feet up, have a cuppa (or vino) and whip through the lastest
copy of Donna Hay mag!

Also great for kids parties.

Email us to buy your now:

BYO imagination!

Happy Doodling!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Worst Pressie Winners!


 Well there was only meant to be 1 winner, but there are so many poor souls who have received just terrible pressies over the years, so in the festive spirit we have awarded several winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered. 

We just loved reading all your stories - they were all very funny! 

AND THE WINNERS ARE...drumroll please....

1. Mudd Kids for re-gifting her nannas awful knitted sweater with her mum every year - we love this story! 

2. Chasing Blue - for getting a swiffer from her hubby - need we say more? 

3. Donna.P - for getting a tin of peaches, complete with dust 


4. Kym who hasn't received a pressie from her hubby for 3 years, well we just feel sorry for you, so here is a little gift from us.


Please get in contact with us so we can mail you your cupcake wrappers. 

Happy Holidays to you all 


Kat n Nat



Have a Very Elfy Christmas!

Click on the link to hear our Christmas Wishes!

Things we love at Christmas

So here are a few of the things we love at Christmas





Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We LOVE Christmas!

The Cupcake Wrapper HQ is brimming with all things Christmassy!
We just love decking the halls and getting into the Christmas spirit.

There is tinsel, baubles, vintage decorations, real Christmas trees, vintage feather Christmas trees, vintage paper honeycomb angels, candles, vintage ornaments, buntings, vintage tablecloths as well as all the decorations all of our kids have made over the years, as well as a myriad of other festive goodies all around!
If the cat sat still for long enough we would put antlers on him too!

In the lead up to Christmas we will be sharing some of our loves of the festive season.

We hope you enjoy it all!

Kat n Nat xx

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our first exclusive Sydney stockist!

We are very proud to announce our first stockist in Sydney!

The Donna Hay General Store
will now be stocking
The Cupcake Wrapper Co.

Donna has been an inspiration to us over the years, so we are just thrilled
to be stocked in her beautiful store.

If you are in Sydney, it's definitely worth a trip there to see this lovely store and also stroll the leafy streets of Woollhara and check out all the other gorgeous stores in the area.

Friday, December 4, 2009

We Heart Gigi and Lulu!

Today we wanted to send a big thank you and shout out to our friend
Prue from Gigi & Lulu.

Prue has been such a fantastic person to have helping us as
we have launched our dream of
The Cupcake Wrapper Co.

We actually stumbled across Prue's work while surfing the web at
Little Bird Photography
After a few emails, then lots of meetings (and coffees!) it all resulted in Prue doing our artwork for our wrappers and also assisted with the branding of our company too.
Not only that but she also continually gives us wonderful
'pearls' along the way that seem to always be of benefit for
The Cupcake Wrapper Co.
Some of these pearls....
"You just have to join me"
"Skout Trade Fair is an amazing, supportive community to be a part of"

It has been fabulous having Prue along for our journey,
maybe she could be a part of your journey too.

You can check out some of what Prue has done for us at her
and also her website

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Going Global!

We are so very excited to announce our first international stockist!
The wonderful online store Bake It Pretty in the USA now stocks
The Cupcake Wrapper Co.

There are so many divine things to buy at Amanda's great store.
Anything from colorful or patterned cupcake patty pans, retro inspired cake toppers, vintage style party supplies and now our cupcake wrappers!

There is fast international shipping and with the Aussie dollar as good as it is now, this makes Bake It Pretty oh-so-tempting for all those baking and decorating goodies you just can't get back here in Oz.

Make sure you check out Bake It Pretty
But be prepared to spend a bit of time looking around this store - there is just so much to look at and long for!

Happy Baking!

Monday, November 30, 2009


As it is only a little under a month (eek!) until Santa comes, we are feeling very generous in our holiday spirit!

If you would like to win some of our lovely Christmas cupcake wrappers in red or green you should definitely enter this competition!

You can use these wrappers yourself or use them as a kris kringle pressie or they also make a lovely teacher gift - you could make a cupcake & bubbles pack for them.

So what do you need to do to enter?

2. Subscribe/Follow this blog
3. Tell us your worst Christmas present ever - enter a comment
We have 4 packs of your choice up for grabs.
Tell your friends and cupcake lovers to enter now!
Be quick - competition ends Friday 11th December.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Finds - Going Green

Green is one of favorite colors at the Cupcake Wrapper HQ.
In fact when we choose which colors will make it into the range we always make sure all of our favorites are covered.
We are excited about 2 new colors for the new year - but it's a secret for now!

When we think of green, we think of:
The green the garden turns after a huge downpour (reminder Saturday night!)
A fresh Christmas tree adorned with gorgeous decorations
Green Allens snakes (we like red ones too)
Avocados, rocket, sugar snap peas and french beans
Getting slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (our girls wish!)

We think our green is just the right shade.
Goldilocks would be proud of us as it is
not too dark, not too light, it is just right.

While it looks great for Christmas, we also love it any time of the year.
Especially when styled with some of our op shop treasures.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!

On the weekend my hubby and I celebrated one of 'those' milestone birthdays.
As we both actually had our birthdays eariler in the thick of winter we thought we would delay the celebrations until we could 'guarantee' a warm balmy night.
Well let me just say if you want to break a drought,
let me organise a party for you. 
We got no less than 55mls of rain over 24 hours
and it all started at 8pm on Saturday night.

The Cupcake Wrapper HQ was transformed into a Martini Lounge for the evening, complete with cocktail slushee machines, and of course two very weather proof tarps to cover both outdoor decks.

It was a fantastic night and everyone had a ball!
The lolly table was a huge hit, the cupcakes looked fab and we did the same guest favor as we had at our wedding - we gave a CD to our friends of the music from the night - The Moule Manor Martini Mix!

After the deluge...