A homemade gift is the sweetest thing. Not fancy, just straight from the heart. We cooked up three base recipes, with variations—and sprinkled with decorating tips.
Photo: Rumulo Yanes, Resources: Sarah Smart
Clear plastic box (containing cupcakes) available at clearenvelopes.com ($10.80 for a package of 10).
Silver foil baking cups available at wilton.com ($1.99 for package of 24).
Red glassine muffin cups from fancyflours.com ($4.85 for package of 45).
Striped ribbon 3/8-inch wide acetate ribbon from Tinsel Trading ($1.40 per yard).