cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 3:31am
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I've been thinking of a way to incorporate cupcake bouquets into my business, without using the "cup" technique. Although the pot sizes can vary, I like the 4" pot as my "standard" size. One bouquet has 14 cupcakes and the smaller has only 7. These are just prototypes, and the finished products will each contain a sentiment card on a floral pick, matching ribbon and green shred and the cc's will be decorated like flowers. In your opinion, which "speaks" to you more? I prefer the look of the fuller bouquet with 14 cupcakes, BUT, the 7 cc bouquet may be more practical. I guess I could offer both? Opinions?

Also, pricepoint I was thinking is the 7 cc bouquet for $12-15 and the larger for $25-30....and thought they would make cute birthday or Mother's Day gifts!

Thanks! Cammie
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TexasSugar Posted 2 May 2007 , 3:37am
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I like the look of the 14 one better. Cute idea!

Have you tried them with icing yet? I'm curious if the icing will slide off the bottom ones on the 14 one.

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 3:48am
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I did try them with icing last night....and a couple of the cupcakes fell off, however, I was using toothpicks and tonight I used skewers cut to length! Weight after the icing is a concern! I saw some that another person on CC made and she used the 1M tip to make them look like roses and I think the icing would do much better and not be as thick if I used that tip! I'm going to try them tomorrow and I'll let you know how it turns out!

jen1977 Posted 2 May 2007 , 11:55am
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I made one last night with 6 cupcakes, and my dh tried to take it to work this morning. He said it was too top heavy, and it tipped over. I didn't have it in a box since I didn't have one, and he was taking it to work. I asked him this morning if a box would have prevented it, and he said no, it was just to top heavy. I imagine that a 14 one would be much heavier. He said the pot would somehow have to be anchored to a board or something, but then he thought it would be hard to get the pot off of the board without flopping cupcakes off. I'll be interested to see if anyone else here has done this, and how they got it to work. I also wondered about the 14 one....how hard would it be after they are iced to get one off without sticking your fingers in one of the tohers? Just a thought. I used green cello paper in between mine, and I think it kinda looked like leaves.

BarbaraK Posted 2 May 2007 , 12:06pm
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I think it is a great idea. I think the 7 cupcake one would be easier to do. The lower cupcakes can rest on the rim of the pot and won't fall off. The 14 cupcake one, the cupcakes are over the rim of the pot and I wonder if it will be too heavy once you ice your cupcakes.

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 12:46pm
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UPDATE: I stayed up late last night and iced both of them using the 1M tip. It worked great for both of them! My sister took one to work with her....the 14 cc one, and it was fine the entire way and she has to drive 40 minutes one way! She said it never budged in the car and the icing was fine on all of them. They had already started to pick them off when she called....they just picked the bottom ones off first and there was no mess! Looks like I'll be introducing them as a new option for my customers....now just gotta figure out a box of some sort!

Thanks, everyone!

sweeteecakes Posted 2 May 2007 , 12:48pm
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I made a bouquet last night using the "cup" method. I only did seven of them and yes it was heavy after icing but it looks good.

jen1977 Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:15pm
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I also used a 1M tip, and my oldest son said those look like roses! That's good since that's what I was going for! Maybe my dh drove like a nut or something??? Where did your sis put it in the car?

Parable Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:20pm
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I believe the instructions for the CC bouquet also explains how to cut the lid of a cake box out and fold it to be a frame inside the box to hold the base. Cool idea!

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:46pm

Jen,
She placed it on the floorboard of the car behind the passenger seat.

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 1:48pm
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I believe the instructions for the CC bouquet also explains how to cut the lid of a cake box out and fold it to be a frame inside the box to hold the base. Cool idea!




This could work to keep it stable, then I need to think of a way to "cover" the flower part of the bouquet. I know they make "doll" boxes that are deep, maybe I can research box dimensions a little more!

ladycake17 Posted 2 May 2007 , 2:46pm

Where can I find the instructions for cc bouquets? Can you show a pic of the bouquet using the tip you are talking about, that makes them look like roses? I am so facinated by everyone and the work they do! I cannot quit reading all the posts and I am at work!!!! Thank you!

NewbeeBaker Posted 2 May 2007 , 2:52pm
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Where can I find the instructions for cc bouquets? Can you show a pic of the bouquet using the tip you are talking about, that makes them look like roses? I am so facinated by everyone and the work they do! I cannot quit reading all the posts and I am at work!!!! Thank you!




Here is the link that has lots of good info on how to do them!!

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-46327.html

jen1977 Posted 2 May 2007 , 3:15pm

I just put mine in my photos. They do look like roses using a tip 1M!

ladycake17 Posted 2 May 2007 , 4:25pm

Cambo, how are you holding the cupcakes in your flower pot? Please give me the instructions for this kind of cc bouquet. My email is ladycake17@hotmail.com. Thanks!

heidisuesmom Posted 2 May 2007 , 6:19pm

I was just thinking...if there is still an issue with them being top heavy, try an azalea pot. They aren't quite as tapered as the standard terra cotta. These are gonna be so cute Cambo!!!!

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 7:01pm
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I was just thinking...if there is still an issue with them being top heavy, try an azalea pot. They aren't quite as tapered as the standard terra cotta. These are gonna be so cute Cambo!!!!




Oh, you're good! I just got back from the craft store and picked up an azalea pot! These should work even better and there were different designs on the side of them also! Thank you! I'll post pics as soon as I can!

peacockplace Posted 2 May 2007 , 7:20pm

Martha Stewart had these in her magazine a few years ago. I made them for a baby shower and it was a huge hit. She filled her container with beans to keep it from being so top heavy. I had a problem with the the icing staying on some of the cupcakes. Overall, it was really cute though.

peacockplace Posted 2 May 2007 , 7:24pm

Oh I just had another thought. If you glued them on with royal icing and used the skewers.

TexasSugar Posted 2 May 2007 , 9:17pm
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Originally Posted by jen1977

He said it was too top heavy, and it tipped over. I didn't have it in a box since I didn't have one, and he was taking it to work. I asked him this morning if a box would have prevented it, and he said no, it was just to top heavy.




Did you put anything in the bottom of the pot? I know with cookie bouquets you put beans or marbles in your pot to help with the weight issue. That might help with these.

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 9:20pm

I didn't have to put anything in the bottom of the pot....the pot itself outweighs the cupcakes, even with icing on them. We may have to come up with something clever to "deliver" them in....in case there's a toppling problem, although I haven't had the issue yet (knock on wood).

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 9:21pm
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I didn't have to put anything in the bottom of the pot....the pot itself outweighs the cupcakes, even with icing on them. We may have to come up with something clever to "deliver" them in....in case there's a toppling problem, although I haven't had the issue yet (knock on wood).




I'm sorry....you were responding to Jen1977's post.

peacockplace Posted 2 May 2007 , 9:51pm

Cambo, If you are using a 4" pot... what size styrofoam ballare you using? I really like the look and size of the one you did.

cambo Posted 2 May 2007 , 10:05pm
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Cambo, If you are using a 4" pot... what size styrofoam ballare you using? I really like the look and size of the one you did.




Also a 4" ball.....almost 1/2 the ball fits down in the pot, leaving a nice "mound" above it to give the cupcakes nice height! Here's one I did tonight for fun....it's 7 cupcakes....I'm working on a large 14 CC one now! I'll post when finished!

P.S. Forgive me.....my icing was a little stiff since I didn't add butter and flavorings, etc., because they're samples! My next one will be better....and pink and red!
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peacockplace Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:55am

It's great. Thank you for reminding me about these. They are so cute!

cambo Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:59am

Here's another I made tonight....and I have a red one completed also, but would like to take the picture outside tomorrow! I just love these little things!

Also....this one has 8 cupcakes in it....added an xtra one to the top!
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heidisuesmom Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:05pm

Cambo, these are turning out so cute!!! By the way, hope you had a good birthday!

peacockplace Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:12pm

Cambo, on the one with 14 cupcakes... did you use the green crinkly paper or just on the one with 7?

cambo Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:18pm

peacockplace....both will include green shred, but in that particular photo it's missing!

Cookie4 Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:27pm

These are just adorable - have you considered gluing on the drip bottom to the flowerpot for extra stability in travel, then perhaps you wouldn't have to even use a box. You could use celophane and tie it up above the entire arrangement with a simple bow. Just a thought - I love the colors of the roses also.

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