How To Arrange 8 Dozen Cupcake For Sweet 16 Party

Decorating By Tug Updated 27 Feb 2009 , 12:56am by Tug

Tug Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 2:17am
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I was asked to make 8 dozen cupcakes for a Sweet 16 party. They expect 60 16 year olds and the party is at a resort, served buffet style. There will be 10 tables but no formal seating since the kids will be mingling.
I originally thought to spilt the cupcakes evenly amongst the 10 tables as a centerpice (per their request), but then realized that will be a pathetic show of about 8 cupcakes a table icon_surprised.gif
How would you split this up and how would you present this? The colors are white, hot pink and black.
Thanks for any suggestions icon_rolleyes.gif

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ceshell Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 8:25am
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How about the "flower pot cupcake" style of display? Perhaps that can be reinterpreted to be a little more hip, for 16 year olds. I did something similar for a jazz-themed bridal shower using steel buckets (I don't recommend my approach as I built all of the wire cupcake holders myself but it might be useful to help you get some new ideas...also please excuse the sloppy decorating, I was super-new icon_rolleyes.gif) http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=73257 . I had 10 cupcakes per pot but with enough fun "filler" you can do 8-9 per pot and it would still look nice. If you did something similar with white, pink and black buckets, or even just spraypainted pots, and used super-fun filler like feathers, shredded shiny stuff, etc., they would make great centerpieces. You don't have to take the flowerpot idea literally either, meaning: the cupcakes don't have to be decorated like flowers.

Bluehue Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 8:54am
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Personally for that many cupcakes (and that many girls ) i would do one large display so as to set them off and show them off.....Sure there are times when *less is best* but on this occassion i think *more together* would look stunning - for you and the birthday girl.


i am certain every girl would icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_surprised.gificon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif when they walked into the room and saw them all together -
Imagine the chatter then, from 60 16 year old girls - icon_surprised.gificon_wink.gificon_smile.gif

Bh.

xstitcher Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 9:20am
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I like both suggestions and think either one will work. How are you going to be decorating these cc? I know you mentioned colour but are you going to be using only bc and making them look like flowers or are they going to have fondant/gum paste accents?

I think the one of the links saramachen provided had exactly the stand I was thinking of but instead of 3 tier maybe you could just make it 2? You will need 9-10 cupcakes per table if there are 8 dozen cupcakes so if you make these smaller stands I think it will look good. Maybe if you add "feet" to the bottom board it will add some more height. Maybe you can try making one and see what you think?

http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-cake-stand-for-cupcakes-or-mini-cakes

I also really like the idea of a cupcake bouquet style and ceshell that is amazing stand that you made!

Here are some different ideas for the "pots" you could use for the bouquets (if you decide to go that route) :

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=504413

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1257904

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1236390

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1293784


Here's one that black and white and you could do something similar but add a touch of pink, or use a a vase that has some pink in it??

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1299237


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1195908


Good Luck! icon_smile.gif

xstitcher Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 9:22am
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I just found a stand with 2 tiers of the same link :

http://www.cakejournal.com/flickr/photo/3195805843/Cupcake-stand-44.html

Tug Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 11:16am
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Thank you for all the responses.

BlueHue, I prefer to do one large display but the mother wants each table to have a centerpiece type display.

I enjoy seeing all the great displays everyone has shown here.

Bluehue Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 12:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tug

Thank you for all the responses.

BlueHue, I prefer to do one large display but the mother wants each table to have a centerpiece type display.

I enjoy seeing all the great displays everyone has shown here.




icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif *Note to self* - always read original post SLOWER before typing an answer, that way i would have absorbed this line I originally thought to spilt the cupcakes evenly amongst the 10 tables as a centerpice (per their request),
Sorry Tug - icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

Perhaps have them situated around a Tall Vase of flowers - (if the Mother allows it)
OR
Have 10 to a table sitting on a pretty Cake stand - with either balloons or fresh flowers intermingled - (if the Mother allows it)

Sometimes when i am stuck for an idea i go Google and then click images and it shows many ideas from all over the world -
Gives us ideas from outside our square.

Will wait with antisipation to see some pics of what you do do.
Will so many great ideas on this forum i am sure what ever you do will look stunning -

Apologies for stearing you off track with my earlier post - icon_rolleyes.gificon_cry.gif

Bh. icon_smile.gif

Tug Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 12:56am
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BlueHue,
Thanks for your input....it is very much aprpreciated.

I spoke to the mother again today and she's really set on having cupcakes on each table. (bummer for me) icon_sad.gif

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