STEP 1: GET MY FREE DESIGN FILES
Upload my cupcake box SVG file (design #313) into Cricut Design Space. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
This is what the files look like in Design Space when you’re ready to cut:
Adjust the size if needed. Right now, the cupcake box is the perfect size to hold party favors or a single homemade cupcake. Once you have the size adjusted to your measurements, you are ready to prepare the file for scoring and cutting.
We’ve already pre-set the score layers to the base layers, so you should be able to upload and go! Click “Make It” and you will be prompted to select your material settings and place your paper on your cutting mat. Follow the prompts to load the mat and tools into your Cricut.
Gently remove each layer from the mat. These are the pieces you’ll have when you’re done cutting:
STEP 2: ASSEMBLE THE LID
Once your main pieces are ready, begin folding them along the score lines. Everything gets folded IN.
The main lid is folded along the score lines to create a cone shape. Then the rounded ends are folded down.
Apply glue to the tab and glue the lid closed to complete the cone shape.
The cupcake icing layer is folded along the score lines to create a cone shape.
Apply glue to the tab and glue the icing layer closed to complete the cone shape.
Align the icing layer on top of the lid along the folds. Be sure to line up the slits.
Apply glue to the bottom of the icing layer.
Glue the two pieces together.
Tuck the tab of the topper piece into the slit on the top of the lid.
This is what the lid will look like when it’s assembled:
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE BOTTOM
Now let’s assemble the cupcake bottom. First, fold the sides and bottom tabs on the score lines as shown below.
Glue the sides together by applying glue to the side tab and holding it in place until the glue sets.
Now, it’s time to attach the base. Apply glue to the bottom tabs.
Press the tabs onto the base, taking care to line up each tab to an edge of the octagon base.
This is what the base will look like when assembled:
STEP 4: ADD THE OPTIONAL CUPCAKE HOLDER
If you plan to use the box to hold a cupcake, you’ll want to cut and fold the optional cupcake holder.
First, fold the holder on each of the score lines.
Next, glue and insert the holder into the cupcake bottom like this:
Now your homemade cupcake will be cradled inside the box.
This is what the assembled cupcake box looks like:
STEP 5: EMBELLISH THE BOX
You may want to further decorate your box by gluing on beads, ribbon or other fun items. Get creative!