After reading threads and looking at tutorials, I still have some questions about making Cupcake Bouquets.
Some use a styro foam half ball and insert the cupcakes. Others use plastic cups and place the cakes inside. Is one method better or more secure than the other? Re the cups, is it difficult to get the cakes out of the cups? TIA.
I've had to make cupcake bouquets for my day job (they need to be photographed and look perfect). I've only made them using a foam ball with skewers, because that is the required method. They are relatively stable when the cupcakes and frosting are cold, but once they come to room temp become extremely unstable. Watch out for falling cupcakes!!!! The cup method is probably more secure
Thanks for your response, I am making them for the teachers, so I'm not sure how long they will sit out. Falling cupcakes are what concerns me, guess I'll be using the cup method.
I've done both. The cups are definitely more secure. I did the round styro ball in a flower pot and cupcakes fell off at the bottom. I like the not quite round but rounded shape you can get with the cups. they look very pretty on a large bowl or even a platter. Much easier to transport as well because the balance is way off if you use a flower pot unless you weight that sucker down big time. Gotta say they both look ugly once you start pulling the cupcakes off to eat them!
Those are pretty. Are those fondant leaves? I have not decided what containers I will be using, whatever is at the dollar store. Yes ,I read that some use bags of candy to weigh down the pots.
Piped Candy melts, great idea!!!!