How do I do a Cupcake Bouquet?

Baking By nicoles-a-tryin Updated 10 Jul 2010 , 10:53pm by Kima920

Edibleart Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 10:49pm
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I think that you can tack the cups with hot glue to the plate.

sunflowerfreak Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 11:00pm
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This is awesome. I love it. I think I will try some soon. They are so cute. I just have to read through all the directions because I don't quite 'get it ' either.

ncbert Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:26am
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...have to try that......great ideas!!!!!!!

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:43am
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Someone should manufacture a kit and make that $ icon_lol.gif
I know Decopac just came out with a cupcake bouquet kit. I got to use it for my dd birthday in March.

http://img.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10441/HorseCCBouquet.jpg

The downside is that it only holds 6 cupcakes so I bought 5 of them for her horse themed party. I'll be using them again though in June for a housewarming.

jelligirl Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:59am
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i still don't understand how the cups and the plates and the ruffles and the other thingies are sticking together...

suzmazza Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 5:58am
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This is such a cute idea. I haven't ever seen anything like this with cupcakes before. I have a cupcake order this weekend, and will likely have a dozen extra. Might just be making one soon!! Can anyone tell me how to save these posts, so I can refer to them at a later date??

mjjandz Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 10:58am
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I love this idea.

I think if you hot glued the cups to the plate the cup would melt?

maybe some duct tape on the bottom of the cup?

cncgirl00 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 11:42am
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These are my own instructions for cupcake bouquets. They may be a little clearer that the original ones.
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customcaker Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 11:43am
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My questions: What do you use for a handle? How are you attaching it? Also what size round cake board are you using, or can it vary?

cncgirl00 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 11:46am
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I didn't use a cake board at all. The plates are all that you need. There is no handle on the ones that I made.

cncgirl00 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 11:52am
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Oh, I didn't attach the cups to the plates. The plastic disposible plastic plate that I used under the paper plate wasn't a flat plate. It's edges are raised to keep the food from spilling out. This "lip" keeps the cups from moving around too much.

playingwithsugar Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:09pm
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I am reading the instructions, trying to get a better understanding of this plate thing. I have been dying to make one of these.

The paper plate, is that just a normal, 9" plate, or does that have to be a 10" plate, also? Most plain paper plates sold here are 9". Only the Dixie and Solo plates come in larger sizes around here.

I am asking because if they are standard 9" plates, I am thinking of using one of those cheap paper plate holders from the dollar store to support it instead.

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cncgirl00 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:13pm
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It's just a standard paper plate. For the plastic plate, I used a 10" Hefty interlocking plate. The paper plate comforms to the shape of the Hefty plate nicely. The measurements don't have to be "exact". They a really just a guide line. I couldn't find the exact size that the original directions called so I played around a little to find sizes that would work. I ended up with a lot of extra cups and plates that I will have to use at the next family cookout but I also found out that a lot of different sizes will work just as well. A 9" paper plate will work ok. The only reason that I use a paper plate at all is that I couldn't get my stapler to staple thru the plastic plate. So, I improvised. I bet the paper plate holder will work just as well. It's just used to stabilize the cups.

playingwithsugar Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:18pm
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Thanks!
I will be making one of these for my step-daughter's birthday. She is a beach baby, and loves the sun. Her birthday is in August, so there will be lots of flip-flops, umbrellas, and suntan lotions make of chocolate to decorate this one! I do not know if I will be doing molds or chocolate clay yet, but either way, it is going to be fun!

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stephanie214 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:24pm
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The hardest part is stapling the cups together but once that is done, the rest is easy.

I used a 10" cake board and Elmer's glue and glued the ruffle to the board first; then I glued the cups down on the ruffle.

I brought my 5 oz cups from Food Lion but I saw them in WalMart also.

A little trick that I used; If you have large gaps after stapling the cups, don't worry, just use some gum paste or mmf cut to the size and apply over the gap making sure to secure to the rim.

Here's the one that I did.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=stephanie214&cat=0&pos=25

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awolf24 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 12:52pm
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Wow Stephanie - that is gorgeous. Did you decorate AFTER you put the cupcakes in the cups? I can't even tell where one cupcake ends and another starts. That looks really pretty.

stephanie214 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 1:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by awolf24

Wow Stephanie - that is gorgeous. Did you decorate AFTER you put the cupcakes in the cups? I can't even tell where one cupcake ends and another starts. That looks really pretty.




Thanks,

I placed the cupcakes in the cups first and used a big tip to swirl the icing make sure that the swirls touch) then I added the roses and buds.

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awolf24 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 2:46pm
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Is it difficult/messy to get the cupcakes out of the cups since you ice after they are already in there? I think it looks really pretty that way, but it seems like you'd get a bunch of frosting on your hands trying to get them out.

ladefly Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 5:47pm
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I agree, I think I am going to have to do a lot of reading on this one.
I can't wait to try though.

cncgirl00 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 7:35pm
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I have used a butterknife to help get the cupcakes out of the cups. If you use the smaller 3.5 oz. cups it's a lot easier to get the cakes out because they sit higher in the cup.

stephanie214 Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 10:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by awolf24

Is it difficult/messy to get the cupcakes out of the cups since you ice after they are already in there? I think it looks really pretty that way, but it seems like you'd get a bunch of frosting on your hands trying to get them out.




Start from the outside and work up. Yes, you will get some icing on your fingers but nothing to drastic icon_biggrin.gif
Great idea that cncgirl00 stated about using a knife.

I got my inspiration and tutorial from cncgirl00. She was very helpful when I pm'd her for help thumbs_up.gif

mis Posted 13 Apr 2007 , 11:00pm
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Thanks for posting your instructions cncgirl00!

If you get frosting on your fingers you can always lick it off. icon_biggrin.gif

mekaclayton Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 12:14am
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I love you all!!! This is the cutest thing ever...can not wait to try this one too!

SherriSenger Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 12:19am
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I glued my cups down to a 10 inch round cake board. Only about everyother one touched the plate. I took the extra ruffle and glued it to the outside of the cups to cover them. Everyone loves these. I used a plastic fork to lift the cupcakes out of the cups with. I do not know how to included my photos of them in the forum, but if you go to my photo button at the bottom you will see two cupcake bouquets I recently did.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=SherriSenger&cat=0&pos=4

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=SherriSenger&cat=0&pos=6

Sherri

nefgaby Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 12:36am
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This is great info... somebody should make a tutorial for CC!! I love the idea!

playingwithsugar Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 8:12am
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With lots of pictures!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cncgirl00 Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 8:18am
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I love your bouquets Sherri. And they look so different from the ones I made. When I frost mine, I use a large star tip and make larger swirls. That's why some people are getting the roses and some people, like me, get a total swirl effect. I love the roses. I'm gonna have to try those on my next ccb.

mjjandz Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 10:20am
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Sherri your bouguets are wonderful. The purple one is so pretty. This is on my must try list.

mekaclayton Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 5:41pm
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Ummmmm Sherri, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! The red and blue...can't wait to see what other colors you do. Wonderful!!

Parable Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 9:30pm
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Well.....I just had to try it. Check it out in my photos. This was really fun except for the lousy stapler. Thanks cncgirl00!

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