Black and brown cupcake wrappers are surprisingly difficult to find, even though they look fantastic with most cupcake and muffin varieties. Last year there was a bit of a frenzy on the food blogs as bakers tried to find stores that reliably carried them. Home bakers wanted them as a change from the standard white, pastel and silver wrappers carried in most grocery stores. Food bloggers wanted them to get that extra edge on their photo presentations.
I didn’t have much luck in finding them back then, and those I did find were too expensive to make it worth my while. But I recently found some reasonably priced brown wrappers as part of Martha Stewart’s (relatively) new Crafts line. They come in a set of 48, with red, pink and rose making up the rest of the total. It’s not quite as good as a set of all-brown wrappers, but having a little variety is nice, too. I found mine at Michaels, but they are also available online.