Cupcake Bouquet-Cheaper Option For Styrofoam Ball?

Baking By lillermom Updated 16 Aug 2009 , 2:15pm by mixinvixen

lillermom Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:06pm
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The styrofoam balls I use for my cupcake bouquets seems to be awfully expensive (even with a 50% off coupon!) so I am wondering if there is anything else that can be used or if you all had ideas for a cheaper substitute?!

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Pat317 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 10:22am
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Those fancy fruit bouquets use a cabbage. Cut to size and cover with colorful shred.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 11:04am
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The dollar tree sells styrofoam shapes. I haven't noticed what sizes they have but it might be worth seeing if they have what you need.

Otherwise, you could always raise the price of your cupcake bouquet a teensy bit to cover the styrofoam ball.

babykonst Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 1:23pm
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my $$ store used to carry the big ones, which was great but they dont anymore so i was too cheap to buy the ones from michaels, so i just popped in a red cabbage (for my large sixed bouquet) and small styro fruit for dollarama for my small vases, it worked like a charm!!!

lillermom Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 11:41am
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you guys are geniouses with the cabbage idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am totally going to try it this weekend with a bouquet I am doing for a friends birthday. I will also have to check out the dollar store! We don't have any in my area so I will keep my eyes peeled!

mixinvixen Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 9:48pm
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i found the styro balls to be expensive also, so i suggest using a couple of inches of pea gravel or styro packing peanuts in the bottom of the pot, coupled with a cut out of foam core board...much much cheaper!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-646096-.html

babykonst Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 2:48am
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hi all, just came back from trusty wallmart, and i found the big styro's for 3.97....so way cheaper compared to michaels!!!

Fionathompson Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 1:50pm
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Please please can someone post a picture of a cupcake bouquet or tell me what it involves !!

mixinvixen Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 1:57pm
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check out the posted link above.

Fionathompson Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 2:07pm
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Thankyou so much . They are just so lovely

mixinvixen Posted 16 Aug 2009 , 2:15pm
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thank you! the great thing is that they make a huge visual impact but really, they're quite easy and can be "assembly lined" really easily also! i sold my valentine packaged ones for $50, delivered free in a 15 mile radius. alot of husbands will send them to wives, and also friends to friends.

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