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I've been thinking of a way to incorporate cupcake bouquets into my business, without using the "cup" technique. Although the pot sizes can vary, I like the 4" pot as my "standard" size. One bouquet has 14 cupcakes and the smaller has only 7. These are just prototypes, and the finished products will each contain a sentiment card on a floral pick, matching ribbon and green shred and the cc's will be decorated like flowers. In your opinion, which "speaks" to you more? I prefer the look of the fuller bouquet with 14 cupcakes, BUT, the 7 cc bouquet may be more practical. I guess I could offer both? Opinions?

Also, pricepoint I was thinking is the 7 cc bouquet for $12-15 and the larger for $25-30....and thought they would make cute birthday or Mother's Day gifts!

Thanks! Cammie
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I like the look of the 14 one better. Cute idea!

Have you tried them with icing yet? I'm curious if the icing will slide off the bottom ones on the 14 one.
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I did try them with icing last night....and a couple of the cupcakes fell off, however, I was using toothpicks and tonight I used skewers cut to length! Weight after the icing is a concern! I saw some that another person on CC made and she used the 1M tip to make them look like roses and I think the icing would do much better and not be as thick if I used that tip! I'm going to try them tomorrow and I'll let you know how it turns out!
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I made one last night with 6 cupcakes, and my dh tried to take it to work this morning. He said it was too top heavy, and it tipped over. I didn't have it in a box since I didn't have one, and he was taking it to work. I asked him this morning if a box would have prevented it, and he said no, it was just to top heavy. I imagine that a 14 one would be much heavier. He said the pot would somehow have to be anchored to a board or something, but then he thought it would be hard to get the pot off of the board without flopping cupcakes off. I'll be interested to see if anyone else here has done this, and how they got it to work. I also wondered about the 14 one....how hard would it be after they are iced to get one off without sticking your fingers in one of the tohers? Just a thought. I used green cello paper in between mine, and I think it kinda looked like leaves.
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I think it is a great idea. I think the 7 cupcake one would be easier to do. The lower cupcakes can rest on the rim of the pot and won't fall off. The 14 cupcake one, the cupcakes are over the rim of the pot and I wonder if it will be too heavy once you ice your cupcakes.
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UPDATE: I stayed up late last night and iced both of them using the 1M tip. It worked great for both of them! My sister took one to work with her....the 14 cc one, and it was fine the entire way and she has to drive 40 minutes one way! She said it never budged in the car and the icing was fine on all of them. They had already started to pick them off when she called....they just picked the bottom ones off first and there was no mess! Looks like I'll be introducing them as a new option for my customers....now just gotta figure out a box of some sort!

Thanks, everyone!
post #7 of 454
I made a bouquet last night using the "cup" method. I only did seven of them and yes it was heavy after icing but it looks good.
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post #8 of 454
I also used a 1M tip, and my oldest son said those look like roses! That's good since that's what I was going for! Maybe my dh drove like a nut or something??? Where did your sis put it in the car?
post #9 of 454
I believe the instructions for the CC bouquet also explains how to cut the lid of a cake box out and fold it to be a frame inside the box to hold the base. Cool idea!
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Jen,
She placed it on the floorboard of the car behind the passenger seat.
post #11 of 454
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Originally Posted by Parable

I believe the instructions for the CC bouquet also explains how to cut the lid of a cake box out and fold it to be a frame inside the box to hold the base. Cool idea!



This could work to keep it stable, then I need to think of a way to "cover" the flower part of the bouquet. I know they make "doll" boxes that are deep, maybe I can research box dimensions a little more!
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Where can I find the instructions for cc bouquets? Can you show a pic of the bouquet using the tip you are talking about, that makes them look like roses? I am so facinated by everyone and the work they do! I cannot quit reading all the posts and I am at work!!!! Thank you!
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Originally Posted by ladycake17

Where can I find the instructions for cc bouquets? Can you show a pic of the bouquet using the tip you are talking about, that makes them look like roses? I am so facinated by everyone and the work they do! I cannot quit reading all the posts and I am at work!!!! Thank you!



Here is the link that has lots of good info on how to do them!!

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-46327.html
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post #14 of 454
I just put mine in my photos. They do look like roses using a tip 1M!
post #15 of 454
Cambo, how are you holding the cupcakes in your flower pot? Please give me the instructions for this kind of cc bouquet. My email is ladycake17@hotmail.com. Thanks!
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