Containers For Cake Pop Bouquets... Dilemma!

Business By MariaK38 Updated 22 Apr 2011 , 7:03am by JanH

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MariaK38 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 7:16pm
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Hi everyone! I was thinking of adding cake pop bouquets to my business. I was set on using occasion (birthday, get well, etc.) coffee mugs for the container, but I can't find them anywhere except online, and with shipping they're so expensive! I've found plain colored ones here, but I'm not sure if people would like them or not. Would you like a plain coffee mug?

I'm trying to decide if I should do the plain coffee mugs (around $2 each) or the little metal buckets from Target ($1) or small flower pots ($1). I really want to keep the cost down so that I don't have to charge over $30, including delivery.

Right now, the bouquet would include some kind of container; 6 individually wrapped cake or brownie pops (some with flower "doilies"); a plastic holder with card, like you see with flowers; and wrapped in a cello bag for delivery. A mylar balloon would be $2 extra.

Would you pay that much for a bouquet with a container that is not as reusable as the nice coffee mug? Am I being unrealistic trying to keep it under $30?

Thanks for your help/suggestions!

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Mfattore Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:37pm
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Go to the dollar store, seriously, they will have a variety of containers that will work. Try a few out before committing to buying a ton of something online. Also, cute cardboard boxes might be cute. Embellishing with fun ribbon could be an inexpensive way to make them look really nice too. I saw a magazine article that took a small cardboard box, punched holes, wove ribbon in and out and had a cookie bouquet. It was darling.

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jenng1482 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 5:56pm
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I get all of mine at the dollar store. I buy one first to see if the size and shape will work well for my products.
I found that this one fits 16 1oz cups for mini cupcake perfectly!. I went back and bought all they had.

Targets little pails in their dollar section fits 6 perfectly.

I find lots of ceramic containers at the thrift store. People get them with flowers in when they have babies and then generally dont have any purpose for the containers

This one holds 44 minis. It came from Walmart in the seasonal "picnicy" tableware

Some dont work as well as others

I know these are mini cupcakes and not cake pops like you had mentioned. My point is, you can find all kinds of things everywhere if you think outside the box.

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MariaK38 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 11:46am
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thank you so much! I feel like I"ve been all over town the last few days looking for mugs! I've given up the mug idea, though.

Thanks for the tips on other containers. But my dollar store must not be as good as yours... went yesterday with an open mind and found nothing except teeny tiny flower pots. Oh well!

I may go with 2-piece white flower boxes with ribbon around it. No styrofoam needed, which really cuts down on the cost.
Thanks again!

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scp1127 Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 6:55am
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I need consistency in the container because I am a business. I decided on plain terra cotta pots with a bow. I glue the saucer on the bottom. They are always available and they don't add much to the cost.

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JanH Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 7:03am
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Dollar Tree sells by the case online:
(With some free store pick-up.)


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