I attempted a cupcake bouquet today for the first time and had a little trouble keeping the cupcakes at the bottom in place.
I used a polystyrene ball and 2 toothpicks per cupcake. I tried to angle the toothpicks upward to help the cupcakes stay in place.
It was fine when sat on the table, but when it came to transporting it was a bit of a nightmare!
What have I done wrong? Any suggestions welcome!
They are a bit of a nightmare to transport. I had a special case built so I could but them in because they are so top heavy.
It terms of getting them to stay, I find that I freeze the cupcakes first and stick them in while still slightly frozen so they are easier to work with. I put the toothpicks on a pretty good angle to help gravity.
I made a large bouquet a couple weeks ago and found that the bottom cupcakes were difficult to keep them where I wanted them. I angled my toothpicks in two different directions and that helped. Some cupcakes were placed on three toothpicks. Once I got the frosting on, that helped to hold them all together as well.
Transportation?????? Yikes. I had my husband drive, and I held it in my lap the whole way.....praying rather fervently. I like the idea of a transportation box.
Thanks or the tips! Yes, I think maybe 2 people transportation next time! Thumbs-what is your transportation box like? Is it effective?
For delivery you can use floral boxes like this one (watch the 10 second video):
You can also make your own "floral delivery box" by taping a box up and cutting an "x" on the top.
Even floral boxes with a cupcake bouquet will be top-heavy, so you are always going to have to find a way to keep it from tipping.
Instead of the styrofoam ball method (which is very expensive), you may wish to try the plastic cup method posted on CC by khalstead. Here's a thread with great information and photos. Ignore most of the first page, and pay attention when you come to last post by Mickeebabe on page 1. (whoknew? used the wrong size cups and pots at first, then used the correct sized 2 oz. cups and 6" pots with better results). Using 2 ounce plastic cups glued together in a 6" pot works best and is very inexpensive.