Cupcake Bouquet Idea - Opinions Please!

Decorating By cambo Updated 11 May 2014 , 4:07pm by atcooper24

Heatherly30 Posted 21 Jun 2007 , 5:35pm
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Awesome Cami! Completely professional looking! Gotta love those scrapbook materials!

Wish I could get as far as packaging mine. I'm still having issues keeping the cupcakes in the liners, and icing on the cupcakes. Anyone else still having these issues? Any solutions? I have a lot of people interested, but I don't want them to fall apart on them. icon_sad.gif
Regardless, Cami, you're creativity is an inspiration!

cambo Posted 21 Jun 2007 , 6:32pm
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Thanks Heatherly30! YOU KNOW WHAT.....for the very first time today, I HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE CUPCAKES FALLING OFF/RIPPING AWAY FROM THEIR LINERS! I've never had this problem before.....BUT, I think it's either the humidity OR the liners themselves. I ran out of my other ones (I usually get them from Sugarcraft in a sleeve of 500), but these are cheapo's from WalMart! I'm not sure which, but it really only affected the chocolate ones badly, so I'm more inclined to think it's the humidity! I was getting so PO'd! I have three more to do this weekend, so I better solve my problem quick!

Heatherly30 Posted 21 Jun 2007 , 6:37pm
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Alright, I'm not alone. When the pro has my same problem, I know I'm not completely useless.

I have been using cheapo liners, so I guess I'll have to hit up Sugarcraft (10 minutes down the street.)

Let me know what you do to solve the problem. I 'll be anxious to hear what creative solution you come up with this time!

martyz Posted 22 Jun 2007 , 12:37am
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Fantastic looking packaging! It really sets the bouquets beautifully. I will have to have a look at trying something similar.

eatsleepdreamcake Posted 22 Jun 2007 , 2:40am
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Thanks so much for answering my questions, I can't wait to try it!

mommalud Posted 22 Jun 2007 , 10:08am
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great job on the boxes cambo. i too recently had a problem with the liners- i definately think it was the humidity. i noticed that the choc. cc's baked a little higher (kind of a muffin top) and the liners stayed on. it definately takes away from the look of the cupcake but at least they didn't fall away!

jenbakescakes Posted 23 Jun 2007 , 5:39pm
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So I tried my hand at a cupcake bouquet today. Had some problems with the icing sliding off. The icing crusted really well and I tapped the cupcake on the counter as previously suggested and still they fell off. icon_sad.gif

cambo Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 1:32pm
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So I tried my hand at a cupcake bouquet today. Had some problems with the icing sliding off. The icing crusted really well and I tapped the cupcake on the counter as previously suggested and still they fell off. icon_sad.gif




First of all...your arrangement is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job! I think the icing may have slid off because the angle of the cupcakes around the bottom row is pretty drastic....they appear to be nearly 90 degrees. Next time, stick your toothpicks in literally right about the top edge of your pot...and an upwards angle, then place your cupcakes on them. The bottom part of your cupcake will be "sitting" against the ceramic pot, while the top is sitting against the foam (or shred), so they'll naturally be angled up around a 45 degree angle. Hope that helps!

jenbakescakes Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 5:12pm
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Thanks Cambo!! That definately helps! I was thinking of resting the bottom of the cupcake on the rim of the pot to help support the actual cupcake from wanting to rip in half as I have read some people on this post had problems with. But it does make a pretty bad angle to compete with then! I think your suggestions will help out a lot, thanks again!! I'll be sure to post my next trial run! icon_biggrin.gif

reesesob Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 9:36pm
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I haven't read the last few pages so I don't know if this was posted or not but I got an email with the following link and if you scroll all the way down to the bottom, they are making one of these bouquets!

http://www.cakesmadeeasy.com

cambo Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 11:06pm
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HOLY COW....wish I'd seen that video a few years ago! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing! I get those cakesmadeeasy blurbs too, but must have missed that one!

reesesob Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 11:19pm
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and here I was thinking you were going to be mad that your idea was stolen! I was scared to post it.

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cambo Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 12:07am
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and here I was thinking you were going to be mad that your idea was stolen! I was scared to post it.

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NO, not at all upset about it! After I made my first bouquet, my sister came over and said, yeah, I saw that idea years ago on a Martha Stewart show! ha ha!

SugarBakerz Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 6:22pm
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what were they using as there ball in the pot?

cambo Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 7:12pm
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My guess is a foam ball with green tissue paper around it?

aminaz Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 9:42pm
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i'm new to making cupcake bouquet, where would usually find the foam ball that is placed in the middle?i live in the uk so can anyone help?

reesesob Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 9:53pm
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I get mine at the craft stores in the floral department.
Hope that helps some.

JawdroppingCakes Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 9:57pm
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very nice work, the cupcakes and boxes are out of this world!

singsing Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 10:00pm
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Does anyone put any weight in the bottom of the pot? I am worried about the whole thing tipping over.

LittleKaren Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 10:04pm
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I have a question for all you veteran bouquet makers.....what is the best buttercream recipe to use for an outdoor wedding in august? I am going to make these for my cousin's wedding and we are going to use them on the tables as centerpieces as well. They won't be directly in the sun, but probably a good amount of heat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated......

caryl Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 10:33pm
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Does anyone put any weight in the bottom of the pot? I am worried about the whole thing tipping over.



Good question! I was wondering that myself!
(p.s. Welcome to CC to you and LittleKaren!)

cambo Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 11:50pm
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Originally Posted by LittleKaren

I have a question for all you veteran bouquet makers.....what is the best buttercream recipe to use for an outdoor wedding in august? I am going to make these for my cousin's wedding and we are going to use them on the tables as centerpieces as well. They won't be directly in the sun, but probably a good amount of heat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated......




I saw another post recently about this very thing! Others mentioned using a 100% shortening BC instead of 1/2 n' 1/2 shortening/butter. Another person mentioned if they wanted to use a 1/2 n' 1/2 recipe, to add a couple TBS of meringue powder to it to stabilize it. Not sure which I would do.....but thought I would mention them!

cambo Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by caryl

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Originally Posted by singsing

Does anyone put any weight in the bottom of the pot? I am worried about the whole thing tipping over.


Good question! I was wondering that myself!
(p.s. Welcome to CC to you and LittleKaren!)




I've never filled my pots with anything and haven't had any tipping problems (knock on wood). If you use a terra cotta pot, the pot itself outweighs the cupcakes, so it should stay grounded pretty well!

LittleLinda Posted 27 Jun 2007 , 11:39am
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LittleKaren, Welcome to cake central! I see this is your first post!

LittleKaren Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 5:03am
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Thanks for the welcomes and the suggestions for me.....I'm just starting out in all this and there is so much to learn. I have done all three levels of the wilton courses, but when I look around on this site, I feel like such a beginner!!!! I'm sure I'll learn a lot from everyone.....

SaraO Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 7:20am
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I want to make one and I went looking for a foam ball today and couldn't find one. I was able to buy a little dummy foam cake tho. Do you think that would work even though it's flat?

sassycleo Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:56pm
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I know this is an older thread, however thought this might be the best place to post this.

In regards to packaging the bouquets, has anyone tried the floral boxes? The boxes I am talking about are the kind florists use to hold their arrangements. They have inserts that are placed inside the box and will hold a vase/container/pot etc.

I've been pricing them and have seen them as low as .45 each box. Might help in transporting and bagging.

Just a suggestion icon_smile.gif
Alicia

bsalto Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:54pm
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Ok all I've read about your cupcake liner problems and didn't see if purchasing specific liners worked better than others. I purchased mine at the local target and had the same ripping/coming off problem. I'm new and this is my first post and I did my first bouquet last week for a friend. I've seen posts on where you've all purchased the liners but the name of the store gets blocked on the posts. I'd like to purchase the sleeve of 500 cupcake liners because it seems cheaper than spending $2 on 75. Since the names won't post if someone can email me maria-barbara.smith@lmco.com I'd like to have cupcake liners that don't tear. I'm just doing these for my friends and I'd like to have liners that don't tear. Thanks

Dru329 Posted 9 May 2008 , 6:07pm
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Great pics!

laurynrn Posted 14 May 2008 , 6:46pm
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this is a great thread, I am so happy to try to make one of these puppies!

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