Cupcake Bouquet Disaster!!

Baking By jenlynnlmt Updated 10 Jul 2014 , 10:12pm by missmarquisha

maybelline Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 4:33am
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Thanks for the fantastic tutorial KHalstead. I have been wanting to make one of these for ages ad now I have no excuse not to!

yums Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 10:38pm
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Are you sure they are 2oz? Last night I put an order in for 2oz souffle cups. Then today at Sam's club we happened to get a sample in a 2oz cup. I brought it home and my cupcake liners do not fit in them. Do the cupcakes smoosh in there a little, or maybe when baked the liners are smaller? I just want to make sure I order the correct stuff because it is for my mom's birthday next week. Thanks!

teenykat Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 4:28pm
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yes, the standard cupcakes work in the 2oz cups, they fit snug. I usually put them into the cups first then decorate/ice

JGMB Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by yums

Are you sure they are 2oz? Last night I put an order in for 2oz souffle cups. Then today at Sam's club we happened to get a sample in a 2oz cup. I brought it home and my cupcake liners do not fit in them. Do the cupcakes smoosh in there a little, or maybe when baked the liners are smaller? I just want to make sure I order the correct stuff because it is for my mom's birthday next week. Thanks!




I've made these several times now. What works best for me is to freeze the cupcakes for a little while before assembling the pots. Then, I can really push the cupcakes down into the plastic cups, even using a pointed offset spatula if necessary, and the frosting doesn't move around because it's frozen.

bakerliz Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 5:32pm
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This looks like so much fun! Thanks!

pinklatte Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 6:03pm
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I have done this and it is the 2oz cups.

SweetcakesCT Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 7:41pm
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I have made many of these using 3 oz cups I get at the restaurant supply store. The CC,s fit in, but almost entirely, so I compensate by putting in one of those tulip shaped liners u can get from Wilton. Makes a pretty presentation, and something to grab onto to remove the CC. If it's a large bouquet, I will also use some packaging tape to secure a few of the stapled cups to the container. I do that before putting the tulip liner in, and after adding leaves, etc, u don't see the tape. Great thread.

curiousprincess Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 6:22am
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your cupcake bouquets are so cute!
i so wish i could make even one of those!
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curiousprincess Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 6:22am
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your cupcake bouquets are so cute!
i so wish i could make even one of those!
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DaniCupcakeDelights Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by Babarooskie

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

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




Where are the cups? I can't find them anywhere.

As far as the boxes, I use plastic.

DaniCupcakeDelights Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by DaniCupcakeDelights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Babarooskie

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

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



Where are the cups? I can't find them anywhere.

As far as the boxes, I use plastic.


ginabarthom Posted 24 May 2012 , 1:02am
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So, not sure if any of these suggestions have been given already (I read a few responses but not all 9 pages lol). I did two large bouquets for daughters bday and they turned out fantastically (see profile pic). I used the med. sized terracota pots and put half a foam brick in bottom. I got large wooden (pointed) skewers from dollar store and poked them into brick. Then I skewered a few large golden raisins onto stick and then then slid cc on top. The sticky raisins did not slide down skewer and stopped cupcakes from sliding down too. Worked great for me as an alternative to the plastic cups (I try to be environmentally friendly whenever possibleicon_smile.gif) Beautiful piping on cc...WOW!

ms_no_name Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 5:59pm
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I have made several Cupcake bouquets and have the problem of my cupcakes meinf to moist and falling apart .....I am super excited about the using of plastic cups. thank you for sharing this method and and can not wait to try it!!!

justleeanne Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 9:53am
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This thread is excellent! Thank you to everybody who has contributed and KHalstead for posting the cup tutorial. I am definitely going to make some of these as soon as I get cups, I have seen them at my local catering supplier for a few pence each. I will post a picture when I have made one! icon_smile.gif

Also the more I am learning I see that a lot of cake makers find many uses for a hot glue gun so I think I may have to invest in one of those!

xoxrosalyndxox Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 5:38pm
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what sort of roses did you use on the one with 7 roses in the pot and the one below they dont look piped they look like they have been molded with hard icing?

i am thiniing about doing your pot for mothers day its a brill idear i am going to put love hearts inside of the cupcakes to though and decorate the pot my self so she can use it in her garden when shes finished

cupckreal Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 7:35pm
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That is a good idea.  Very pretty.

delectable Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 6:53pm
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AThank you so much KHalatead, made one of these after reading your tutorial and I was really pleased with how it turned out. Here it is [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2937919/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

delectable Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 6:54pm
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AOops sorry KHalstead I spelt your name wrong in the original post

Babbo Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 12:24pm
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AWESOME ;-) thanks for pics ;-) have learnt alot!!

TiffRaeh Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 1:49am
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I have a new project to tackle!  These are awesome and i can't wait to try one...however..my decorating skills are not very good so i've been watching online and i'm going to take some classes :) I'm very excited.  i am learning some amazing things here everyone!  I can't wait to try out a CC bouquet though!  

TiffRaeh Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 3:26am
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Also have a question..can you use plastic buckets? i know they are not as sturdy, but perhaps if you reinforced them?  

sfandm Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 3:36pm
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AAnother decorating technique you can use, is get a printed napkin and cut the design out and then Mod Podge it onto the front of your pot, this is how I did my daughters Lollipop Bouquet almost 15 years ago, it works great.[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2954999/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Cakem0m Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 3:35pm
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I buy plastic buckets or metal buckets at local crafts stores of the dollar store. If doing the Styrofoam ball method you want to use party sticks instead of toothpicks. It helps too if you use a little royal icing or candy melts to dab the bottom of the cupcake liner before you stick it. Helps the cupcake stay on the stick better. Also, frost them after they are on the stick.

If you are doing the cup method, I find that if you take a piece of scotch tape and wrap over the cups where you stapled them, it gives more strength and the cups do not rip as often when you put the cupcakes in them. I use 2oz cups for a 7 cupcake or 12 cupcake bouquet and 5oz cups for larger bouquets.

Cakem0m Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 3:41pm
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These work for 7 cupcake bouquets http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RYWPUY/?tag=cakecentral-20+bouquet+boxes

 

For bigger ones I use a standard cake box and cut off the top. Then I make a domed lid and tape it over the top using poster board.

 

Make sure you put Styrofoam or an insert in the bottom to keep the cupcakes from moving around during transport.

remnant3333 Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 2:22am
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Thanks khalstead for the tutorial!!! You are awesome to share with us!!! Your bouquet of roses are so beautiful!!!  Hey, Delectable, your bouquet is very beautiful also!!! Great idea and I love this thread!!! Thanks again. Your help is greatly appreciated!!!! All of you rock!!!!
 

mclar133 Posted 28 May 2013 , 2:05am
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I tried the cup method. It worked out wonderful. I amazed myself. I have never used a bag and tip and my expierence with cake decorating is limited to putting frosting on the cake and using candles that spell out Happy Birthday with the name written with the premade squeeze tube that you snip off the end. So if I can do this anyone can. The hardest part for me was stapling the cups together. My stapler was too big. Once I found a smaller stapler things went smooth. I used the butter cream frosting. I tried to make a two tone frosting but my skills with coloring are lacking and I ended up with a blob so I went to a solid color. The mini cupcakes I frosted while in the cups and I just did it as I did the larger cupcakes. The larger cupcakes I frosted first and then put in the cups. I think it was easier to frost after they were in the cup. I am thinking of making these as centerpieces for my son's wedding shower. I plan to frost them then freeze them. Assembly will be done at the hall and with frozen frosting I think it will work out without smushing the frosting. 

sgalvan62 Posted 28 May 2013 , 3:00am
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AThanks to this tutorial , I made these for my mom and sisters for Mother's Day ! Thank you so much! Sorry don't know how to add pic.. It is in my photos

delectable Posted 28 May 2013 , 6:55pm
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AThanks remnant3333 :-)

anavillatoro1 Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 3:20pm
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ANice

Saira123 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 7:47pm
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APractise makes perfect. Looks good from here though.

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