CakesByLJ Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 3:37am
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to keep the cupcakes on icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif I took pictures but when I tried to post it here, I got a message that no jpg allowed icon_confused.gif ... first, I made it into a topiary, and used mini cupcakes. Use any heavy vase you want, and fill it with dry beans. Glue an appropriate sized round styrofoam ball in it (mine is 8"). (I sprayed mine with green Design Master spray paint). Cut a 1/2" wood dowel and put it in place. (I sprayed mine with cherry finish spray paint). Another styrofoam, mine is 4" on top. Hot glue greenery on the bottoms of the styro, and embellish with a ribbon bow. Then take 3/4 oz. plastic souffle cups and poke a hole in the bottom with a toothpick. Arrange the cups all over the styrofoam. Bake the cuppies and immediately place them in the plastic cups so they don't spread as they cool (I poked a hole in the bottom of the cuppie with a sharp tool to make it easier to slide onto the toothpick). (They cool quickly, and my topiary held a total of 44 cuppies). Decorate as desired. I think it came out pretty well, and no problems with them falling out. Note: If I had to transport this, I would not place the cupcakes on till I reached destination. I will upload the final picture in my photos...

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misha35 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 11:35am
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This is great!!! Thanks so much for the detailed description.

mgdqueen Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 11:37am
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It looks fabulous! Thanks for the instructions-this is really an eye-catching piece of edible art! thumbs_up.gif

sarahpierce Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 11:43am
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Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing thumbs_up.gif .

CakesByLJ Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 2:33pm
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[i]You are all very welcome.. Hope you can use this idea.. icon_smile.gif

mangiamangia Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 3:25pm
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That is so lovely! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

ihavasweet2th Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 3:49pm
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Laura,

Just wanted to tell you thanks for posting! What a great idea! Yours looks great as do all of you cake creations. Very nice work!!

~ihavasweet2th~

CakesByLJ Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 3:53pm
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Laura,

Just wanted to tell you thanks for posting! What a great idea! Yours looks great as do all of you cake creations. Very nice work!!

~ihavasweet2th~




Thank you icon_smile.gif and I love your name icon_wink.gif I actually have about 32 of um... icon_lol.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:13pm
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I totally forgot to mention icon_confused.gif ... that I formed this idea for uses other than the mini cupcakes; like cake bites, truffles, candies, any bite sized treats, or even strawberries (using the chocolate to attach it to the cup, and easy on the toothpick hole). I am sure you all can think up other ideas as well... icon_smile.gif

mcdonald Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm

thank you so much for sharing..

farmom3 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 9:18pm

Thank you so so much, for sharing your lovely idea thumbs_up.gif
I can't wait to try it
you are the best icon_lol.gif
farnaz

Jocmom Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 9:38pm

That's so cool! Thanks for sharing. thumbs_up.gif

iramirez94 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 9:38pm

Your idea is fabulous...

question- where do you get the plastic souffle cups from??

Thanks

CakesByLJ Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 9:47pm
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Your idea is fabulous...

question- where do you get the plastic souffle cups from??

Thanks




Thanks icon_biggrin.gif They are available at places like Gordons Food Supply and Smart N Final.. Places that carry items for the small businesses and warehouse type stores.. They come in large quantities, like 200 per package, or similar, and they are not very expensive.

iramirez94 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 10:28pm

Thanks a bunch cakesbylj! I will go to GFS and check them out.

Again thanks for the great idea, a most of all for sharing it!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 4:10am
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Thanks a bunch cakesbylj! I will go to GFS and check them out.

Again thanks for the great idea, a most of all for sharing it!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif




You are welcome, and don't hesitate to pm me if I can help further......
that goes for everyone.. I am always happy to assist icon_biggrin.gif

sugarinspired Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:14am

fabulous fabulous fabulous

dragonflydreams Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:40am

. . . you done gooood . . . icon_cool.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 2:56am

Ya'll are just too kind icon_redface.gif Thank You!

YAYI95 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 3:02am

wow that is so nice.....thanks for sharing the how too, i will definately be trying this...

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