jiya11 Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 10:13pm
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Hello everyone..

 

I have been following the Cups Bouquet Method and its definitely easier than the foam method.. Thanks all for such valuable advise. My question..I know cakes with BC and Fondant can sit for a day or more if no perishable fillings etc. My question is.. for cupcakes, the cupcake is not fully covered with bc  (like the Rosette Swirl), how long can it sit out with crusting BC? Would the cupcake dry out a day later?

 

Also, how to you prepare your bouquet for travel? Just handover the pot? Or some Cellophane etc? 

 

Also, how do you staple the cups without cracking them? Having so much trouble stapling them together..

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

Here is my first bouquet.. Please don't go easy and point out my shortcomings. I am here to learn and would love constructive criticism..  I know I need to add a ribbon and improve on the swirls..

 

 

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SnLSweetEscapes Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 1:00am
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When I do my bouquets I hot glue the cups together.  I had the same experience with stapling and it was a pain.  If I am using a basket, I let the cupcakes crust then I wrap in cellophane like a gift basket.  This keeps the cupcakes fresh.  If I am using the terra cotta pots, I purchased pop up boxes that a florist would use for transport.  I place the pot in the box and them cover with the cellophane. 

Good luck and I hope this helps!

This bouquet has 24 cupcakes with fuschia flowers and butterflies.  I found the Butterflies at the Dollar Store with their silk flowers.  Was so happy!

havealittle Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 2:22am
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beautiful!!!

 

What size cups do you recommend?

jiya11 Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 5:40am
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When I do my bouquets I hot glue the cups together.  I had the same experience with stapling and it was a pain.  If I am using a basket, I let the cupcakes crust then I wrap in cellophane like a gift basket.  This keeps the cupcakes fresh.  If I am using the terra cotta pots, I purchased pop up boxes that a florist would use for transport.  I place the pot in the box and them cover with the cellophane.  Good luck and I hope this helps! [URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2334297/]This bouquet has 24 cupcakes with fuschia flowers and butterflies. I found the Butterflies at the Dollar Store with their silk flowers. Was so happy! [/URL] [URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2929446/] [/URL]

OMG.. I am speechless at your cupcake arrangements... its has definitely a WOW factor.. I will look out for the popout boxes.. any tips where to find them? I love the way you have arranged the basket... And hot glue makes sense!

I use the 2oz cups and they work for me!

havealittle Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 5:58am
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Thank you for the tip on the cup size....

 

And love these ideas....almost too pretty to eat! :-)

SnLSweetEscapes Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 6:32pm
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AThank you for the comments! I use 2 oz cups inside 5 0z cups. The cupcakes are nice and secure in them. Just glue the 2 oz into the 5. You will need the extra depth for the bouquets. I think I got the boxes from a website called pop and go maybe? I can't remember right now, sorry!

jiya11 Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 8:10pm
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Thank you for the comments! I use 2 oz cups inside 5 0z cups. The cupcakes are nice and secure in them. Just glue the 2 oz into the 5. You will need the extra depth for the bouquets. I think I got the boxes from a website called pop and go maybe? I can't remember right now, sorry!

Thanks for clarifying why to use two different sized cups.. I never got it. So I just used the 2oz. Thanks, you have been quite helpful.

One more thing, how early do you(can you) prepare your bouquet respective to delivery time?

SnLSweetEscapes Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 1:17am
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AI usually do the day before. But most of the time I have the basket or pot all ready to just put the cupcakes in. I then frost, let it crust then add the silk flowers.

jiya11 Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 9:29am
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I usually do the day before. But most of the time I have the basket or pot all ready to just put the cupcakes in. I then frost, let it crust then add the silk flowers.

Thankyou!! I have been looking around but no luck in finding those pop up boxes yet. But I like the basket idea very much too..especially with the silk flowers... I will have to stop by Michaels and stock up on some. Did I tell you that your cupcakes bouquets look stunning??

I need to do a 4 center pieces for a teachers appreciation luncheon next month. All this information is very valuable!!

SnLSweetEscapes Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 6:17pm

AFound the site on the box... www.floral-supply-box.com

tawnyadee Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 6:31pm

An alternative to the pop up box is to use a modified cake box.  I use a 14"x10"x4" bakery box, close the lid and cut a big X on top.  Then set the pot inside the X and it's nice and snug.

ChrystysCreations Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 2:39am

I did these in Janurary, but with the foam method. Needless to say, the next morning I found 2 completely fallen off and a couple, the frosting had fallen as well. I will definitely try the cups method next time. 

iphoenixle Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 6:54am

AHi there, I'm a stay at home mom and only bake because I just love to do it. I was just wondering, what is the pot method that everyone been talking about? If you don't mind sharing with me :)

brianadani Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 8:26pm

AThis forum is so helpful! I'm barely starting out and I always have the problem of the cupcakes falling off the styrofoam :(. The 2oz cups hold regular size cupcakes??

jiya11 Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 9:13pm

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This forum is so helpful! I'm barely starting out and I always have the problem of the cupcakes falling off the styrofoam :(. The 2oz cups hold regular size cupcakes??

Yes,the 2 oz cups can hold regular cupcakes. To give it depth, hot glue the 2oz inside the 3oz.

jiya11 Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 9:15pm

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I did these in Janurary, but with the foam method. Needless to say, the next morning I found 2 completely fallen off and a couple, the frosting had fallen as well. I will definitely try the cups method next time. [URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2935498/] [/URL]

Not sure about the pot method but the foam ball method and plastic cup method both go inside a pot.

delicieuxcakes Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 9:55pm

AHi everyone ive been thinking if trying a cupcake bouquet. So are you saying that you put the 2oz cups inside the 5oz cups? N stick thm together. How about using floral foam is tht useful?

SnLSweetEscapes Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 10:08pm

AWhat I do is hot glue the 5 oz cups together then I add a dab of hot glue to the outside rim of the 2 oz cup and place inside the 5 oz. I then cover the bottom with tissue paper and glue in spots around the outside of the cups to cover them. Hope this helps!

delicieuxcakes Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 10:12am

AThank you!

iphoenixle Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 4:43pm

AI'm so new to this so it's hard for me to picture it :(

Babbo Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 12:07pm

Great advice i have always wanted to do something like this and never knew how!!

daisycakesnj Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 5:24pm

A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2940300/width/200/height/400[/IMG] Thanks to all the posters in the Cupcake Bouquet thread - especially KHalstead. I had a number of people commenting on it. Didn't turn out too badly for my first go. Used 3oz soufflé cups and hot glued them together. Thanks again for all the input. CC forums are indeed invaluable! Best of luck to you all.

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