Simple & Cute Ways to Package Goods for a Bake Sale

Now that it’s officially fall and schools are in full swing, there will surely be a bake sale or two in your near future! We actually had one right at the beginning of the school year and it was such a great way to help Lucas’ class raise money. I made caramel popcorn with chocolate drizzle and red velvet cupcakes. Both were a hit! I have to admit that I had a lot of fun coming up with a cute way to package them up. Who would have thought that simple, clear plastic cups would do the trick?

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The popcorn was packaged using large clear disposable cups, a paper napkin, rubberband, and label. All you do is fill the cup with popcorn or whatever you’d like. Cookies, truffles, or even brownies cut into small squares would be perfect! Top with a paper napkin (luncheon size) and secure with a rubberband or ribbon. I also hot glued a label to the top.

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I packaged the cupcakes in a 9 oz clear disposable cup. I just dropped the cupcake right into the cup. Then, I placed the cup with cupcake in a cellophane bag, attached a disposable spoon and label, and secured with a coordinating ribbon. So cute! Plus, it’s super convenient and mess-free because people can eat the cupcake right from the cup.

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I’ll be sharing both the caramel popcorn and red velvet cupcakes recipes in the coming weeks so stay tuned!




  1. Okay, those two packaging options are genius! Especially the cupcakes; I can’t tell you how frustrated I get when the packaging smooshes the cupcake frosting so most of the frosting is on the packaging instead of ON the cupcake and you look kind of silly sucking the frosting off the packaging. LOL

    Thank you for these great ideas! 🙂

  2. Those packages are simple and creative!! Now I know how to make use of extra paper cups. I will definitely use them for Christmas presents, with chocolate-coated peanuts or something. Thank you for sharing these amazing package ideas!

  3. Eileen Richter says:

    I am forever sending snacks for the kids, and with 6 there have been a LOT of them, and still 2 to go. Not so much for bake sales but these are fantastic ideas for any age get together, bday party, or even just taking individual treats in to school. No one touching anothers, all the same, cute and no smush. LOVE these ideas, esp the cupcakes! Put them in a pretty box all in a row and even better!

  4. What a super idea for the cupcakes! This would be great for taking cupcakes to my grandson’s class on his birthday.

  5. Kristi says:

    Great packaging! I’m glad I came across this. I was planning to make white choc popcorn for an upcoming bake sale, but wasn’t sure how I could package it properly. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Those are really cute yet really practical ideas. I love that I could also pick a theme just by changing the napkins. Thanks so much!