What To Use For Cupcake Bouquet

Decorating By fourwidemans Updated 21 Oct 2007 , 10:24am by JanH

fourwidemans Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 7:09pm
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I did my first cupcake bouquet last weekend. Loved it and got many compliments. My question is what does everyone use for a base? I used a styrofoam ball but could not believe the outrageous price for one 5-inch ball ($4). I shop at AC Moore, does it make a big difference? Am I using the wrong thing, shopping at the wrong place, or are Styrofoam balls an expensive wonder? Thanks all!

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JanH Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 8:57pm
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Here's the CC Article on Cupcake Bouquets:


It recommends a 4" styrofoam ball. icon_smile.gif

Hobby Lobby has 40% off e-coupons every other week (sign-up online at www.hobbylobby.com).

Joann Fabrics & Crafts also has email coupons:

Michael's also has coupons in the Sunday papers that should help.


ButtercupMama Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 4:51am
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Didn't you know? It takes a rocket scientist and rare explosive materials to make a styrofoam ball.
If you're going to be making lots, I would try to buy them in bulk online; I couldn't imagine it would cost much to ship something so lightweight. Beats one at a time with your coupon every week, I'd say! (and the cost of gas/time...)

fourwidemans Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:40am
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That was my surprise. Who would have thought such a simple concept would be so pricey? I guess I picked the wrong profession. Does anybody know where to buy them in bulk?

JanH Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 10:24am
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Hobby Lobby, Joann & Michael's are also all online stores - no need to make a trip to the storefront unless you want to. icon_smile.gif

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