jenlynnlmt Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:03am
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Soo the top was fine and fun..but as i went down the side .. disaster!! lol..my cupcakes kept fallin out of the paper and they did not want to stay snug to the side of the foam ball.. pointers???


pic one back that was empty cuz the cupcakes didnt want to work for me!!

pic two is the finished front
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KHalstead Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:12pm
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so sorry that happened to you. This ALWAYS happened to me too (I think my cc are too moist) that's why now I use the cup method.

You can make a large bouquet w/ 19 cc using standard plastic 5 oz. cups like in the first pic.

Or you can use 7 plastic 2 oz. cups (they're shallow, and used for salad dressing in restaurants you know the little cups you get with your salad?) and glue them into a flower pot.

I also recently made some mini cc bouquets w/ about 30 minis in each one... using plastic 1 oz. cups (used for jello shots or so the part store told me) I also put toothpicks into each one for extra security since the customer was travelling with them.

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cs_confections Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:35pm
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Thank you for posting the pictures! I've always wondered how they worked. I kind of tried it one time with toothpicks, but my cupcakes were too moist and the weight of the cupcake and gravity make the toothpick tear through the liner and cupcake. I gave up and came up with a different plan for Mother's Day last year. Now I might try them again one day!

Edit Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:44pm
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This is awsome, thanks for the pictures.

globalgatherings Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:47pm
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KHALSTEAD, those are all beautiful, you are soooooo talented. When I get the courage to try that, I will try to emulate you thumbs_up.gif

Amazing work icon_biggrin.gif

terrig007 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:58pm
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Wow, beautiful! Where do you get those little cups? I had the same problem with the cupcakes sliding down but it looks like those cups would do the trick.

globalgatherings Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 10:12pm
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Wow, beautiful! Where do you get those little cups? I had the same problem with the cupcakes sliding down but it looks like those cups would do the trick.




Sams carries them as well as food distributors, if you know anyone that owns a restaurant or bakery, they could order you some from their distributors

cakesbymindysue Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 10:53pm
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I've never done a cc bouquet, but it looks like the ones near the bottom are almost upside down. Gravity will (and looks like it did) take over. If you need to finish this now and can't get the cups, maybe try cutting the ball in half so you have a dome and none of the cc's are upside down. You won't get as many on there, but at least they should stay.

JaimeAnn Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 11:04pm
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KHalstead
Those are gorgeous! I was thinking of doing thes for Mothers day this year but was leary. Now I think I will go for it.!

Thanks for all the pics.

And you can get the cups at Smart & Final if there is one where you live.

KHalstead Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 11:50pm

I get them at my local party supply store!

ivymeister Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:34am

This is soooooooooo cool! I've never seen this before! I must try!! OMG i love this site!!!!

whit6 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:46pm

Khalstead-

Thanks so much for the pictures! I want to make some bouquets for a few things coming up but cant decided if i like the large or minis bettter! Was either of them particularly harder or easier? That might help me decided lol


So another things....you just glued the plastic cups to the container you said right? Just some hot glue?

KHalstead Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:59pm

to give you an idea I charge $25 for the large 19 standard bouquets and I charge $30 for the mini bouquets!! lol the minis require actually piping a rose and take MUCH longer. The large ones I can assemble the cups, pipe the cc, airbrush the cc, put them into the cups, pipe in leaves, etc. in under 20 min.!

The minis take me at least an hour to pipe the roses, assemble the cups, put in the toothpicks, put in the cc, etc.

Also with the minis, when you do them.... I freeze my cupcakes after I pipe the roses on them (I literally secure the little cc to my flower nail and use it as the base to pipe the rose directly on) so that they aren't quite as fragile while I'm putting them into the cups (I'm kinda rough on stuff lol)

Babarooskie Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:59pm

The cups is such a great idea! I never thought about that....

Question- does anyone know where to get cupcake bouquet boxes?

whit6 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:04pm

thanks for the timeline...hmmm...I really like the look of the minis I guess I just have to decided if its worth the extra time and hassle

whit6 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:08pm

Ever since I saw this thread a few days ago iv been on the hunt for cute buckets....no luck so far! I am SOOOOO glad i saw this because others i saw used styrofoam and those things are pricey!

KHalstead Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:13pm
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The cups is such a great idea! I never thought about that....

Question- does anyone know where to get cupcake bouquet boxes?




I put them in regular brown shipping boxes. Here's what I do.

I take a foam paper plate and cut a circle out of the bottom that is JUST big enough for the base of the container to fit inside of....then I flip the plate over and hot glue it to the bottom of the box.

The bottom of the plate (which is now on top) will be raised up off the bottom of the box by about 1/2" or more and then you can just stick the base of the cupcake container down inside of the hole you cut. Because it's foam it gives you a little wiggle room to get the container in there nice and snug and then you don't risk it tipping over.

Otherwise you can cut a hole in the bottom of a cardboard cake box that will fit snugly inside of your shipping box (I use shipping boxes because they're nice and tall and allow me to completely cover the bouquet, you could just use a bakery box if you don't feel the need to cover the entire bouquet)....cut a hole in the bottom of the bakery box and then close the lid on it and flip it over....then you'll have the hole to set your container down into, keeping it from wobbling/ flipping over!
Hope that all makes sense?

KHalstead Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:14pm

as for the buckets, check out the Dollar Tree...........OR get a terra cotta pot and paint it to your own desires! They're generally only a dollar or two!

makeovermomma Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 10:17pm

LOVE THE BOUQUETS! They look Great!!!!!!1
Depending on your size (mini or full sized) you can turn a windowed cake box on its side & slide them in & out.
Do you skip the Styrofoam ball?

KHalstead Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:04pm

yep, no styrofoam.......only plastic cups. I get a sleeve of 250 for under $3!! Can't beat that price! The 6" styrofoam balls are $6.00 at wal-mart here!!!

truckergirl Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:08pm

Thanks so much for the plastic cup idea. The styrofoam balls cost alot.

Ronbob1984 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:14pm

I tried the 2 oz cups and stapling them last night. What a disaster! Is there a specific way to staple them, or special instructions for this. I tried to get the 19 cups and they kept pulling apart and were tipped so far down, my cupcakes were almost upside down. I really want to make one of these!! icon_cry.gif

KHalstead Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:23pm

the 2 oz. cups weren't used for the 19 cup bouquet, well they were but I'll explain!

The 19 cup bouquet is done using a 5 oz. cup, it's a normal plastic drinking cup so it's tall (maybe 3 to 4" from top to bottom) you staple those together.

I hot glue the 2 oz. cups inside of the 5 oz. cups when doing the large bouquets (because I'm paranoid that the cc's will fall down inside the tall cups and get ruined), because the 2 oz. cups are short (maybe 1-1/2" tall top to bottom).

I used ONLY the 2oz. cups for the pink cc bouquet in the printed flower pot, it contained 7 normal sized cc's. Those were just simply stapled together with no trouble, but 19 of them won't staple together because (as you found out) the angle is off because of the height of the 2 oz. cups.

Here is a picture of the 19 cc bouquet with ONLY the cups....granted the edges of the cups have been covered up with tissue paper, but you can get an idea of how tall the cups are. HTH sorry I didn't explain it better before. Oh and I get the 5 oz. clear drinking cups at wal-mart I think they're in a pack of like 50 for $1.99!
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Ronbob1984 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:05pm

Thank you for your help. Do you turn the 2oz cups upside down in the 5 oz or do they just stay at the top with a little glue?

silverc Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:29pm

Fondantsource.com has the CC bouquet boxes, but they are $29.99 for 6.

KHalstead Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:44pm

the 2 oz. cups are almost exactlly the same diameter as the big cups so I just nestle and glue it right into the top of the 5 oz. cups..........I suppose you don't even have to glue them because they fit "just" inside the 5 oz. cups, but I'm paranoid like I said.......so I just want to make sure if I'm delivering it and I hit a bump that the 2 oz. cup won't try to pop out of the 5 oz. cup making my cc fall to the floor of my van lol

Ronbob1984 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:45pm

Thank you so much. I can't wait to try it this weekend!!
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juststarted Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 7:41pm

KHalstead, you always keep amazing me by your talent and willingness to help.

KHalstead Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 1:22pm

I learned everything I know from CC and trial and error...so I'm always happy to chime in whenever possible (that's how I learned, from other people here that were willing to chime in)

cvigil Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:01am

KHalstead, you got me all crazy for these bouquets. Now I HAVE to make one. Thank you so much for the pics. Your work is stunning.

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