Cupcake Bouquets And Farmers Market

Baking By PinkChateau Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 10:20pm by PinkChateau

PinkChateau Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 7:56am
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Hi all. I just wanted to share my cupcake bouquets and the rave reviews from the Farmers Market. I was visiting a Farmers Market one day and was eyeing all the scrumptious pound cakes and loaf cakes. I thought to myself, hey, I could do cupcakes since I saw no cupcakes for sale. After speaking with the owner, she said she would be delighted to have some. She purchased 4 on a Friday and called me later that day and said they all sold out and could she have 5 more on Monday. Yippieee! The following week she ordered 7 more, 3 for special orders and 4 for the store. She kindly displayed them right near the register. She is now calling me weekly for orders. (This is only my third week). As I am a relative newbie Im so proud and thankful I found her store. What a gem.

SPECIAL THANKS to KHALSTEAD for her cupcake bouquet tutorials.

I have them packaged in an 8 x 8 x 12 clear poly box with a gold base for support.

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alleykat1 Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 8:10am
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they are beautiful! congrats ! where do I find that tutuorial...I'd like to do some like that..
Oh and do you mind sharing how much you sell them for..

PinkChateau Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 8:23am
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Hi Allykat. Here is KHALSTEAD's tutorial. http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-672414.html

I love the way she does this as I too in the past tried the "toothpick/styro" method with disatrous results icon_cry.gif ; not for a customer though, just by making samples. Actually, my "cost" is $6.50 (which is high because of the box as I could not come up with anything else that would be easy to transport, pretty to display and not squish my icing). BUT, selling in a region that has a higher socioeconoic climate, she buys them from me for $22.00 each. I also sell her my extra cupcakes for $10.00 for 6. HTH. Happy baking.

alleykat1 Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 8:42am
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thanks so much are those real clay pots? oh and where do you get the little plastic cups?

awatterson Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 9:49am
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Those are beautiful. Congratulations!

DarleneP Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:19am
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May I as the diameter of your pots? Also where do you get the cups? TIA.

Mrs262 Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 1:46am
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Those are very beautiful!! Great job!

Hollandy Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:56am
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WOW! I have never seen a cupcake boquet before (yes, I do, in fact, live under a rock). Those are gorgeous!

kger Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 12:01pm
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For that bottom pic, are you sticking silk leaves in there? They're so glossy!

PinkChateau Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:13pm
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KGER - Yes, those are silk leaves that I got from the $1 store and hot glued to the rim. I didn't care a lot for the paper shred because if it touched the BC it would leave an oily mark.

Hollandy & Mrs262- THANK YOU so much for the compliments. They were so much fun to make.

DarleneP - The clay pots are 6" pots with 6" saucers hot glued together. I found the pots at Home Depot and Lowes but you can use any type of pot that has a 6" opening because the 2 oz. cups fit perfectly, which I purchased at Dollar General.

cylstrial Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 9:55pm
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Your cupcake bouquets look awesome! I really need to make one of those some time! Very, very cute!

Rebealuvsweets Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 10:06pm
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Those r so beautiful!!!Congratulations....That is so awesome~~~~

kger Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 11:24pm
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PinkChateau- How are they holding up in the heat?

Mickeebabe Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:36am
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PinkChateau - Your bouquets are just adorable. I've done a few myself and just love doing them. Khalstead's tutorial is the best. Are those real or gumpaste flowers on your first one posted?

Cindsters Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:40am
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I really like your cupcake bouquets. Congrats for so many orders!

mcdonald Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 12:44am
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I too make these and love them!! Such a personal type gift!!

elainem51 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:17am
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Congratulations! Great Job! Where do you order your boxes..... Thanks for sharing!

PinkChateau Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 10:20pm
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Sorry for the delay in responding, have been making cupcake bouquets and iced sugar cookies out the wazoooo icon_biggrin.gif

elainem51 - Boxes came from papermart.

Mickeebabe - The daisies are made out of gumpaste.

Thanks all for the great comments. icon_lol.gif

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