Once you have the cupcake bouquet assembled and done, how do you box it up for clients for pickup or delivery? How do you keep it from tipping over or smooshing the icing?
oh my gosh im so glad you asked this!! i have a few bouquet orders for Valentine's day and i was wondering how to package them. my client is picking them up but he can't hold them while driving lol!
I read on another post to use styrofoam plates. Trace out the bottom of the pot that you are using onto the plate. Cut it out then flip the plate over. Put the pot into the hole and viola it holds it. I too though am trying to find a box to put the plate in for the deliveries....
Michaels carries boxes for cup cakes, but not for bouquets. I think if I had too, the foam idea is a good idea , and I would just cut the top of one of those boxes off but also hot glue the foam at leaset 1/2 " or more to the box to keep it stable. and lightly wrap the top with colored shrink wrap type paper or tissue colored paper like you would wrap a bouquet of flowers... just my thought with what is at hand easily.
I haven't done any that required "non-family" professional looking delivery. What I've used is the cardboard boxes from grocery stores that are cut off about 2" from the bottom to display canned goods. I cut an "x" just smaller than my vase after turning the box upside down, and put the bouquet inside.
I read a tip recently about using a man's white shirt box. You just cut an "x" and place the cupcake in the "x". You could adapt this to other types of gift boxes and cut a larger "x" for the cupcake bouquet vase. Here's a link with the photo:
if you're looking for boxes look for Floral delivery boxes. They have graduated holes in the top of the box to help support the vase of flowers. It works really well to transport cupcake bouquets too!
Here are a couple of examples when i googled "floral delivery boxes"
why didn't i think of floral boxes!! genius!, Thanks!
Is this wide enough to keep the icing from getting messed up?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RYWPUY/?tag=cakecentral-20+bouquet+boxes I use these boxes for 7 cupcake bouquets. For larged ones, I use a standard cake box and cut the top off. Then I make a domed top out of poster board. I also use either Styrofoam in the bottom or use the top of the cake box and make a cut out for the insert so the vase doesn't slide around. I'll put some pics up of the design soon.