How do you (anyone who does) make those beautiful cupcake bouqets? What type of stick do you put them on, how do you keep them from sliding down...any information would be sooo much appreciated. I tried finding answers to my questions, but couldn't find quite what I was looking for. TIA
in the pictures shes using one toothpick but i highly reccomend using 2-3 toothpicks per cupcake. also try to put your toothpick in at an upward slant.
I know somewhere on here there is an article & I thought I saved it.....can't find it. It was for a vase & was really good.....maybe somebody else has it. I would like to have it also & maybe this time I would save it where I could find it.
That's great. Thank you for your replies. Here is my favorite photo. I haven't PM'd the poster because this pic was posted in 2007 and it still shows her as being a "newbie" so I was worried I wouldn't get a reply anyway. Do you all think this is done in the same fashion as the flickr photos you posted? I mean with toothpicks? Doesn't cc slide down though? I guess I just can't wrap my mind around how they "stay put" espcially with the ones on the side of the boquet. Anyway, any tips/tricks are greatly appriciated. Thanks again Melnick...also threesets..do you really have three sets of twins?
I think the one in the flickr photos is actually mini cupcakes which is why a toothpick is probably sufficient.
That pink one in the glass is pretty, I wonder what the support is underneath, because of the shape? I've had the same problem with the skewers poking through the top of the cupcake. I think the only way to avoid it - from my trial and error - is to use the foam ball. When you have that dome shape you can push the toothpick or skewer in far enough so that the cupcake can only go so far and then it is sitting on the foam. I've been using florist foam because I like to arrange the flowers in a nice design, but the ones up higher end up slipping.
Another idea I just thought of is to put a little smear of BC on the bottom of the cupcake to "Glue it" to the foam for extra security.
Cold cupcakes that are made with a dense recipe are also easier to work with. HTH
Great idea Lauren! TY!!!!!!! I'll give it a whirl!
i've been dying to make one of these... but i'm afraid the icing will slip also from the cupcakes... how do you make it "stay put" also? sorry to hi-jack your thread umgrzfn... hope you could share some tips also
I've never had icing slip off my cakes, just make sure it is a fairly thick consistency, which you should have to hold the flower piping anyway.
i posted a tutorial about a year ago, i believe it was in august, that does not require the styrofoam balls, which are very expensive.
i use pea gravel or styrofoam peanuts that come in my packages to make the pot heavier and to stabalize the dowel rods.
do a search for "cupcake AND tutorial" and my name as the poster. this should bring up the tutorial.
I love your name.
I remember your tutorial & I searched and it doesn't come up. I even searched under your posts but only the recent ones come up...1st page only. I thought I saved it, I guess I should have printed it. Would you happen to still have it?
Thanks! That was the one I was looking for cause I remember you doing so many. It's a shame the pictures were removed, they were great. I'm going to have to give this a try anyway.
THE UPDATED TUTORIAL IS NOW DONE AND HAS BEEN REPOSTED AS A NEW THREAD UNDER CAKE DECORATING, TITLED "MIXINVIXENS CUPCAKE BOUQUET TUTORIAL"
hope this helps!
Thanks, you're the greatest!
GREAT TUTORIAL!!!! Thx Vixon!!!!