Cupcake Topiary

Baking By three_sets_of_twins Updated 5 Aug 2009 , 2:38am by CakesByLJ

three_sets_of_twins Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 7:53am
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I've decided to risk it with my picky customer and hope for the best.
Now Ive made cupcake boquets in several styles before, but she is asking if I can make a cupcake topiary. I've included an image from the internet of a topiary just for those who arent familair with the term...
I told her it would be complicated but possible, but I would not be able to do the bottom 1/4 of the arrangement in cupcakes, because the cupcake is held on with toothpicks and even if I were to glue the cupcake on the upside down cupcakes frosting would surely slide off. I told her for the bottom 1/4 I could use crepe paper green leaves. She said ok.
If you were asked to make a cupcake topiary how would you go about making one?
I also suggested to her rather thana topiary, a bouquet displayed in a tall glass vase is also an "elegant" look, which is what she is going for.
lol I find it funny though its for a baby shower and none of her order, including chocolate covered strawberries, have anything to do with babies? LOL.

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three_sets_of_twins Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 8:27am
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forgot image LOL
LL

Texas_Rose Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 8:43am
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I think I'd use a circle of foamcore board with half of a styrofoam ball glued on top, then use toothpicks stuck in the styrofoam to hold the cupcakes, which would also be resting on their sides on the foamcore, the bottom layer that is. And then attach the leaves to the underside of the foamcore. To attach the stick, I'd make a hole through the foamcore and hot-glue the stick into the styrofoam.

three_sets_of_twins Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 9:40am
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yep! thats what i had in mind!

CandystorePA Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 10:38am
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is this for every table or just the main table?

three_sets_of_twins Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 10:43am
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she says she has a long dining room table and wants 3 topiaries on the table.

newnancy Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:07am
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I love this idea. Let us know how it turns out. Good Luck!

Jaimelt76 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:13am
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I just found this in the galleries. I wish I had a reason to make one of these. Good Luck.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1244701

cylstrial Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:44pm
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That's gorgeous! And I'm sure it will help the OP out!

CakesByLJ Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:53pm
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How ironic this topic should pop up this morning.. icon_lol.gif I just added a couple of additional pictures to my topiary which will aid in the assembly. If you have any further questions, just ask... icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif

three_sets_of_twins Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 10:58pm
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omg.....omG.....OMG.
STUNNING.
Thank you so much person who gave me the link!
Thank you so much person whomade it with instructions GOD BLESS YOU.
Do I have to use those plastic cups? are the plastic cups cupcake size, or did you cut them?

Linliv46 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:28pm
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

How ironic this topic should pop up this morning.. icon_lol.gif I just added a couple of additional pictures to my topiary which will aid in the assembly. If you have any further questions, just ask... icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif



That is so beautiful! Must have slipped by me! Now where are the instructions please?

CakesByLJ Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:38am
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Linda, and three sets of twins... I have some basic instructions I will be happy to share.. PM me... icon_smile.gif

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