Cupcake Bouquet Disaster!!

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

soldiernurse Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 8:26pm
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Nice!

destinedchild Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 8:14pm
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AHow do you package the product

bct806 Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 6:05am
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How do you package the product

 

I sometimes wrap it in the cellophane you get as if you were doing a gift basket. Or in nothing at all. Delivering is the tricky part.

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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?  

I use plastic flower pots since I can find them for 98 cents at Walmart. The only problem is it being top heavy. I just cut my skewers so that the cupcakes are really close to the top of the pot.

 

 

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 4:53pm
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I do not use toothpicks, I use short skewers. Then I glue the condiment cups to the stick in the rights position after impaling them in the stick. I always use a heavy cake and foil wrappers. For wrapping/transporting I used a cardboard shipping box and cut Styrofoam to fit the pot/basket snugly in place. I tried using the plastic gift basket wrappers but no matter how much they were crusted it always seemed to mess up the icing.

dl_stump Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:38pm
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This is so cute! Are you decorating your cupcakes before or after you place them in the cups?

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 7:08pm
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I have done them both ways. Found it easier to decorate after they are arranged.

soldiernurse Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 7:40pm
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What is the best cake to use? I know red velvet is too moist.icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 8:18pm
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ARed velvet is pretty dense though. I use either red velvet or carrot cake. I think the WASC would do well too

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 8:19pm
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AWith the condiment cups you could probably use anything

soldiernurse Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 7:45pm
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I want to make 2 of these for my daughter's wedding for the candy/dessert buffet but I didn't want to use cups..was thinking about using the skewers on the bottom 2 and the round heavy duty toothpicks for the rest of them and ice them after they are all on.  What do y'all think?????

 

Btw, what is WASC????

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 8:39pm
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couldn't tell you as I never made them without the cups and I wouldn't try it personally. WASC is White Almond Sour Cream cake

bct806 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 1:57am
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I want to make 2 of these for my daughter's wedding for the candy/dessert buffet but I didn't want to use cups..was thinking about using the skewers on the bottom 2 and the round heavy duty toothpicks for the rest of them and ice them after they are all on.  What do y'all think?????

 

Btw, what is WASC????

White Almond Sour Cream= WASC

 

I wouldn't do it without the cups. They stand the chance of falling right off. If you do, make sure you do a sturdy cake like pound cake. I always use skewers for all of mine. How many are you planning on putting in each bouquet? 

soldiernurse Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 12:40pm
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.....about 80/90ish I think..I have the BIG, round styrofoam ball...the 19.99 one @ Michael's.  What about a vanilla mud cake?  Does anyone have a receipe for a WASC cake?

soldiernurse Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 12:43pm
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..and any ideas how I can "paint" the ball black..non-toxic??

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 2:22pm
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I tried painting styrofoam once. It was not pretty...never had vanilla mud cake so I cannot comment. Make a small practice bouquet.

bct806 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 4:22pm
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.....about 80/90ish I think..I have the BIG, round styrofoam ball...the 19.99 one @ Michael's.  What about a vanilla mud cake?  Does anyone have a receipe for a WASC cake?

Yea, I have tried painting and spray painting. Just not pretty. Spray paint eats it and the paint was a mess. I would cover it in fondant. Then it is food safe and pretty. There are tons of WASC recipes on here. Never used them so I can't point you in a direction. Never mad a vanilla mud cake either. I would definitely do a practice run. 

soldiernurse Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 4:42pm
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Yea, I have tried painting and spray painting. Just not pretty. Spray paint eats it and the paint was a mess. I would cover it in fondant. Then it is food safe and pretty. There are tons of WASC recipes on here. Never used them so I can't point you in a direction. Never mad a vanilla mud cake either. I would definitely do a practice run. 

 

 

I actually painted a much smaller one before but with spray h a i r  glitter I  b e l i e v e..at least I think so..anyways, I'm gonna try an see.. I did think about fondant too and that may be the way to go..will definitely do a practice run.

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 4:53pm
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Yea, I have tried painting and spray painting. Just not pretty. Spray paint eats it and the paint was a mess. I would cover it in fondant. Then it is food safe and pretty. There are tons of WASC recipes on here. Never used them so I can't point you in a direction. Never mad a vanilla mud cake either. I would definitely do a practice run. 

Fondant is an excellent idea! You are a genius!!! lol

soldiernurse Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 6:20pm
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lol!!!

bct806 Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 6:29pm
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Yikes! Hair glitter? Hopefully not for a cake. Otherwise, I am a big fan of it. lol. BatterUp...why thanks! :)

soldiernurse Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 6:40pm
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I was actually body spray glitter. I sprayed the ball, sun dried it and then stuck Hello Kitty cake pops in it.  It was cute!!

mclar133 Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 1:27pm
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AI recently took a basket of 30 mini's and bouquet of 7 to the funeral of a friends Mom. The funeral directors met me as I was walking in with it and asked if I needed help taking my flower basket into the parlor. She did a double take when I told her they were cupcakes for the lounge. She had never seen anything like it before. They were a hit. Of course I had to let the children know they were allowed to eat them, it wasn't just for decoration.

BatterUpCake Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 1:43pm
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pictures please icon_razz.gif

mclar133 Posted 14 Jul 2013 , 2:25pm
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AI didnt take any pictures as I was mixing up a banana batter recipe to try out when I got the phone call and it made sense to me to take some there instead of having so much cake here. But I do have pictures of my first attempt earlier in this thread :)

Lainie1946 Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 6:22pm
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I am about to embark on the construction of several cupcake bouquets for centerpieces for an outdoor wedding.  I am going to use the plastic cup construction method- for stability and so we can pre-construct the arrangements without the cupcakes.  We are planning on useing 5"x6" pails with a styro-foam ball.  attach the plastic cups to the styro with toothpicks or skewers.  does this sound reasonable?

also thinking about pre-baking the cupcakes and refrigerating them for a day....so the icing will hold up.  The wedding is outside, in Oct.  7pm in Texas....lol.  is this going to work or be a disaster.  will practice first to see how this all goes....any words of wisdom....appreciated...Thanks...EC

torinhuntersmom Posted 9 Nov 2013 , 2:54am
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I have a DC Cupcakes cook book and in the recipe I used they use the styrofoam ball, but then you cover it with chocolate and before the chocolate hardens add crushed oreos to it to make it like dirt.

bmoore58 Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 12:51am
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Wow I love this site, the cups are a wonderful idea. Also I did not know what to charge on the mini cupcakes, and price.

Thanks a bunch guys.

cara1982 Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 12:30pm
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Thanks for all your tips on using the cups! It worked really well for me.

SweetSensations Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 10:44pm
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AWhen doing the cup technique how do you secure them in the pot? Do you just sit them inside or glue them in???

cara1982 Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 7:28am
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AI stapled the cups together then wedged them into the pots. Some needed glueing but most of them stayed in just fine! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3226534/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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