I have an order/inquriy from a bride to be who is wanting a cupcake bouquet at the door of her wedding hall (when people walk in). however she insists she wants 200 cupcakes on a single bouquet. She wants it big and with wow factor. I tolf her with that amount of cupcakes we will be pretty limited on designs based on a few factors, one of which being size of container.
She does not want cupcakes on a tiered stand (like a tower). she wants them made into arrangements.
I suggested going vertical or horizontal. I told her i coould make a cupcake tower (long cone shaped foam with cupcakes all attached to side) or I could get a long container and have the bouquet look like some big fower arrangement. I even suggested some ideas like using a glass container with different things inside, like fresh flowers, fabrics, crystals, even water and live fish. (things i have done in the past).
She seemed to like the cone tower idea the most. Does anyone else have any ideas on how to uniquely display 200 cupcakes in one massive arrangement? Id like to suggest a topiary but I worry about the frosting on the bottom cupcakes sliding off mid reception....
thank you so much!!!
I was thinking the cone idea, the only other thing I can think of is getting a really big styrafoam half circle and attach them to that like you would a bouqet.
Wow - that would be a difficult task to try hold all that safely in one structure. It's hard enough keeping them attached to the small bouquets!
I know she said she's set on one giant bouquet - but what about a large grouping of smaller pots. I did one for my neice's bridal shower, and used different sizes and shapes of pots, and stepped them all on different levels (boxes under). Wanted it to look like a floral shop. The larger pots held about a dozen with some minis to fill space. You could "sell" it to her by saying when the time came to serve them, a pot could be taken to each table.
Alternate idea would be to construct something kind of large to hold about half of them (maybe a large flower box) with the balance in the smaller pots surrounding.
Ladies, I ADORE these ideas. Thank you very much!!! I'm going to email her now...!!
Omg I wish someone would ask me for a large cupcake structure! I really want to do one but no one wants to pay for it in my area. I'm stuck doing little arrangements in pots.
You build your structure and then use expansion foam to shape it. Kinda like this:
WOW that is huge!!! and yes so far she has only inquired and a few emails back and forth. Im soooo wanting to do this! I'll even budge on the price a little just to be able to add it to my portfolio!
that looks great! I was looking arounf at stands yesterday but didnt really see any that werw the size I wanted. Athough all the ones I were looking at were crystal/glass. That is perfect size!
This is the biggest cupcake bouquet (19 cupcakes) I recall seeing on here but it explains she used 5oz plastic cups to hold the cupcakes in place. Not sure if you could scale it up for 200 (or perhaps even 2 x 100?)
Large bouquet http://cakecentral.com/gallery/193263
Hope it helps!
Additional Info: I've found this link to mini-cupcake bouquet of 200, personally I think it looks fantastic! Hope I'm ok to link to it. http://www.theboutiquecupcake.co.uk/Our-News(1538243).htm