Packaging Cupcake Bouquet

Baking By sweettooth88 Updated 10 May 2011 , 10:34pm by millymil

sweettooth88 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:44am
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How would you package or deliver a cupcake bouquet? Right now I'm just covering it in foil but it's not very presentable when the customer comes to get it

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crumbcake Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:54am
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Take your clue from a florist, some just use fancy tissue paper and wrap around the pot and tie with raffia. You could also use clear or colored cello wrap, just around the pot. (or else you'll smush your blooms) Good luck!

cupcakefrost Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 1:01am
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Originally Posted by sweettooth88

How would you package or deliver a cupcake bouquet? Right now I'm just covering it in foil but it's not very presentable when the customer comes to get it

i was wondering the same thing. i haven't done it yet, but i am thinking cellophane wrap around the whole thing, and sticking in a few skewers in the bouquet (that can be removed when opened), to hold the cellophane away from the cupcakes. if you try it, let me know if it works! lol

PinkChateau Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:42am
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Sorry, I posted my question on another forum before reading here. Seems like someone else is in the same boat. icon_smile.gif Help anyone?

If one were to sell these bouquets, how would you "package" them for transport/giving? I have a dentist's office that I do many "bouquets" for...some cake balls, some cookies. (I previously placed my bouquets in a food bag secured at the top with a ribbon.) They are really interested in the cupcake bouquets for Mother's Day but don't really have an idea for at least transportion...don't want to smear the icing. I really think they should be covered in some way because I deliver the lot of them and they sit in their office until they are ready to go home. Don't really want anyone accidentially sneezing on them or something, huh? Eeewwwe.. Any suggestions would be soooo appreciated. TIA

ttehan4 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 11:11am
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Package like a florist does at vase of flowers. Take a piece of cardboard the same size as your box. Cut a circle in the cardboard the size of your pot. Insert the pot in the hole in the card board and slide the cardboard up so that it is about at the upper middle part of the pot and put in the box. You may need to put something around the bottom of the box under the piece of cardboard around the pot. Styrofoam or something would help hold it in place.

Once its in the box the cut cardboard will secure the bouquet in place up right and keep it from moving side to side or falling over.

I hope that makes since.

millymil Posted 10 May 2011 , 10:26pm
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sorry i'm a little late but in case there's others who are interested and looking for ways to transport cupcake bouquets. I had a total of 10 cupcake bouquets to deliver on mother's day 2011 in a 4 door ford. hybrid yes so less room in the trunk. not so much room at all! what i had done was cut cardboard boxes low enough for my arms to reach to put the vase of cupcake bouquet in and enough to pull the vase back out. sorry i didn't measure it icon_sad.gif and i placed the vase or cupcake bouquet in the center of the cardboard box then used tape, don't use those silver or gray tape as it could get stuck to the vase then your pretty elegant vase will now have gray marks or sticky marks on them i used those fat clear tapes and snuggly ran the tap across on each corner of the vase going horizontally and then vertically making sure they were tight so it wouldn't wobble in a moving car. i really hope i'm explaining as much as i'm picturing it lol sorry if not so. here is the picture but you can't really see the tapes since they were all clear tapes icon_sad.gif another way of explaing it is you can run the tape from one end of the box (across your tummy towards you) to the other end of the box. if you get the tape on the vase a little bit it's okay. the tape snugs the vase and helps to keep it still from moving or wobbling and toppling off in the car. you do the same thing until ALL SIDES OF THE VASE are snugged with your clear tape being run across from one end of the box to the other across the end of the box. and in the car i placed towels around the boxes so that they were also wobble free, tip over free an ssnugged each other from sliding and tipping over. In Hawaii we have a lot of POT HOLES and SPEED BUMPS and all 10 bouquets made it perfectly to the arrival for delivery.

one problem i am now having is how to do a cellophane wrap on a small bouquet. i found some ideas as in wrapping a box up with gift wrap or tissue for some prettiness and cup a hole in the center of the box (just enough size to fit the pot or vase of the cupcake bouquet) and wrap away, some have used PUMPS to fill air in it, some have used a BASKET for their bouquets instead of vases or pots to keep the cellophane wrap from touching the icing.

good luck for all future cupcake bouquets.

millymil Posted 10 May 2011 , 10:28pm
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for some reason the first post didnt add the pics icon_sad.gif

millymil Posted 10 May 2011 , 10:34pm
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sorry so new at this i have no idea how to upload pics on this thing. i clicked on add attachment and added the pic then clicked submit but no picture icon_sad.gif you're just going to have to look at my pics i uploaded sorry icon_sad.gif

and good look everyone!

millymil Posted 10 May 2011 , 10:34pm
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