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Fall-themed Cupcake Collars

by: Chica

If you liked the Cupcake Collars we designed for The Fourth of July, you’ll love the new ones I’ve just created for the fall season. Cupcake Collars are a fun way to dress up your cupcakes, and this latest set is a great way to celebrate autumn.

Cupcake Collars are really easy to use, and can add a super cute touch to ordinary cupcakes. We have a growing collection of them available on our dedicated site,, where you can purchase the PDF designs for less than a dollar. Then print each PDF as many times as you like and make an unlimited number of collars.

But because we love you, our loyal Chica and Jo readers, we’re offering one of the designs from this collection here, for free! Find out which one at the end of this post.

Our fall collection includes an acorn, maple leaf, and pumpkin. We love how they look when simply decorated with coordinating swirls of frosting.

fall cupcake collars

If you’re new to Cupcake Collars, here’s a tutorial to show you just how easy they are to use.

Start by purchasing our PDF design templates from, then print out as many copies as you need onto white cardstock. To protect the collars from the moisture of your frosting, and to make them durable enough to re-use again in the future, you may want to also laminate them. Laminating is really easy with simple laminating sheets or for even better results, use a thermal laminator machine.

Once your collars are printed and laminated, just cut them out with regular scissors.

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To put a collar on a cupcake, just slip the cupcake into the hole and secure from underneath with a couple of pieces of household tape.

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Just look how cute they are already!

fall cupcake collars

Then you’re ready to frost them using your favorite frosting in a matching color (or try our swirled frosting technique for an extra punch).

fall cupcake collars

These cupcakes would be perfect for a fall-themed bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary party. Heck, they would be a fun and unexpected dessert to serve at just about any fall event you’ve got planned!

Now that you’ve seen how great these fall Cupcake Collars are, here’s the free one that I promised you!

Pumpkin Cupcake Collars

Download our Pumpkin template

To get the rest of these fun designs (and many more!) please visit

22 comments so far:

  • 1
    belle 09/17/2009 at 10:32 am

    Love the look, and so easy! Thanks very much for sharing the templates.

  • 2
    Chica 09/17/2009 at 10:42 am

    Thanks, belle. I’ve got lots more designs in mind for other holidays, too :)

  • 3
    Diane 09/17/2009 at 3:23 pm

    These are just adorable !!

  • 4
    Rachel 09/19/2009 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks so much, I love your cupcake collars! I’ll be linking.

  • 5
    Chica 09/19/2009 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks Diane and Rachel!

  • 6
    Christy 09/21/2009 at 11:44 pm

    I love this project so much!! Thank you Chica and Jo!

  • 7
    Terri 09/28/2009 at 12:07 am

    OMGosh! I love these & can’t wait to see some Christmas ones! Thanks so much!

  • 8
    Kathy 09/28/2009 at 7:30 am

    These are just great. I think they will be nice for kids to take to school also and slip around the already baked cupcakes from a bakeshop. Will look great on our Thanksgiving table also and the pumpkin ones for a Halloween party. Thanks alot for sharing.

  • 9
    Chica 09/28/2009 at 7:38 am

    Christy, thanks!

    Terri, they’ll be here before too much longer :)

    Kathy, that’s a great idea to spiff up cupcakes that are headed to school. I’m planning to make a couple more designs to go with the pumpkin for Halloween, so keep checking back.

  • 10
    Stefani 10/07/2009 at 11:50 am

    so adorable! Love them, keep them coming, maybe you already have flowers in mind for spring? What about beach balls for summer?

  • 11
    Chica 10/07/2009 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks Stefani. Keep an eye out, lots more to come!

  • 12
    Jenna 10/31/2009 at 8:03 pm

    How do you eat the cupcakes with these attached to them? The first thing you usually do with a cupcake is remove the wrapper… but these now prevent that, yeah?

  • 13
    Chica 11/01/2009 at 9:52 am

    Hi Jenna. You just peel off the collar before eating, just like you would the wrapper :)

  • 14
    evitalouise 02/04/2010 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for sharing….cupcakes are big for every party and gathering. How about St Pats day, Easter and Spring bridal showers? I bet you are already started on all the above. Thanks again. Love your site.

  • 15
    Chica 02/04/2010 at 10:05 am

    Hi evitalouise, and thanks! We have lots more designs in the works for the upcoming holidays, so be sure to keep checking back!

  • 16
    danielle 05/29/2010 at 6:52 pm

    hey how about birthday ones?

  • 17
    Chica 05/29/2010 at 9:36 pm

    Hi danielle! We have several birthday collar designs available on

  • 18
    Casey 11/15/2010 at 7:56 pm

    Are these collars for ‘mini cupcakes’? I printed them out and the opening is very small.

  • 19
    Jo 11/15/2010 at 8:46 pm

    Casey, the Collars are for regular sized cupcakes. The two Collars printed on one page should take up most of the room from left to right. The opening should be about 1 3/4 of an inch.

  • 20
    Val Adam 07/27/2011 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you so much for this great idea adn for the free collar sample!

  • 21
    HEYDI 10/05/2015 at 11:44 am

    Hi sorry I dont see the leaf or nuts ones??

  • 22
    Chica 10/05/2015 at 12:22 pm

    Heydi, the leaf and acorn designs are available for purchase at

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