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post #391 of 453
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Originally Posted by Deana

these are actually full size cupcakes! I couldn't believe how many actually fit. I think my stryofoam is sitting up too high - giving me way too much space to fill. =) Customer was very happy!

I think if I smoosh the ball down more, I'll be able to rest the cupcake on the lip of the pot to give it a little more stability. They stay put as long as they are sitting on my counter.. . it's when I go to deliver them that they topple off...

It's all a learning process, right?



Deana, that's absolutely stunning! I'm sure the customer was sooooo thrilled! If you want a really full bouquet (like yours), leave the styro ball in one piece, if not, cut it in half and it will sit much lower! Personally, I LOVE the full look!
post #392 of 453
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Originally Posted by lakaty

Question about mini-cupcakes. Are there liners for the mini-cupcakes? I haven't seen them before so am not sure if they need liners too. Mind you I'd have to find a mini-cupcake pan to bake them in too......

Thanks


Mini liners are sold right in the regular grocery store with all the other cupcake liners.
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post #393 of 453
angelwaggoner and deana-your bouquets are faboulous. I didn't have good success with mine because the kept falling off. I will have to use deana's gluing technique and give it another try.
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post #394 of 453
deana,
how do you glue them with the royal icing? Do you glue them to the styrofoam with the royal or do you glue them on the toothpick? They are beautiful!
post #395 of 453
Finding supplies to make these is a nightmare! I went to Dollar tree and got glass vases and I will fill these to look like they are filled with water using the white styro ball and pearlized shredded plastic... All this is good except, when I went to wal-mart, I just COULDN'T spend $1.25 for a ball of styrofoam. that is SOOO ridiculously overpriced. the green 1/2 ones were .97, but I don't want gree because it will show through the glass. Then I went to THREE stores and I cannot find green shredded paper or green ANYTHING to use.. I wanted to use green paper for the cupcake liners too and no such luck so far. Tomorrow I go to AC Moore and as a last resort my local bake supply shop. I'm making ten of these for a fund raiser, so every penny I spend of my own, is truly money lost for me!!!

I just wish we would have had this fundraiser BEFORE Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation week... but I figure, these will be good gifts for all occasions, right?

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post #396 of 453
I wish I could find balls for 1.47... the cheapest I've found so far is 2.98 for a 6 "... I paid 12.99 for the 8" (minus 40% at AC Moore)


I cover the styrofoam with green celephane - then put a swirl of RI on the bottom of the cupcake, plop it on the ball and then use a toothpick to secure it a little better. I wait until the RI has had time to dry a bit, then ice with BC.

I'm having a blast with them!!
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post #397 of 453
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Originally Posted by Deana

I wish I could find balls for 1.47... the cheapest I've found so far is 2.98 for a 6 "... I paid 12.99 for the 8" (minus 40% at AC Moore)


I cover the styrofoam with green celephane - then put a swirl of RI on the bottom of the cupcake, plop it on the ball and then use a toothpick to secure it a little better. I wait until the RI has had time to dry a bit, then ice with BC.

I'm having a blast with them!!



yep, the 6" are quite a bit more... makes you wonder why styrofoam cups are so cheap then, right? makes me wonder what else I could use to make it cheaper!

I might go back to get the ones from wal-mart, but I figure I'll try AC Moore first, but your quoted price isn't inspiring me!

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post #398 of 453
I just came across these 1/2 balls for 4 inch pots that you can buy in bulk...
They come to about .20 each.

http://www.99centwholesale.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=179

Hope this is helpful
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post #399 of 453
At my Walmart today, they had 2-packs of 4" white balls in a clearance bin for $1.50 (.75 per ball) - woo hoo! I snagged 6 packs even though I only have immediate plans for 3 bouquets. I had already bought some at Hobby Lobby for $2.47 for a 2-pack, which I'll return. I agree, I can't believe styrofoam is so expensive!

I'll be making my bouquets this weekend, can't wait to see how they turn out...
post #400 of 453
I have an order for 2 cupcake bouquets. The only thing is that she will be traveling about 4-5 hours with them. Does anyone have any suggestions on the I should package them for a long trip?
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I have an order for 2 cupcake bouquets. The only thing is that she will be traveling about 4-5 hours with them. Does anyone have any suggestions on the I should package them for a long trip?



How large are they....how many cupcakes? Given it's such a long trip, you could send them with her as a "kit"....and package the cc's in their own cupcake containers (those clear plastic things that are designed for cucpakes). You could already have a "starter" hole made in the bottom of each cupcake, and you could hot glue the foam into the container, so all she'd have to do is assemble them when she gets to her destination! You could show her how to do a couple when she picks them up, then package them back up! That's what I would do!

If she's not open to that, I would hot glue the pot/container to a nicely covered cake circle or board and make that part of the display. You could choose a box the same dimension as the cake board and therefore it wouldn't move around inside. You could go to a Uhaul or UPS store and get boxes from them! I did this and it worked great! I covered the board with beautiful rose colored foil and it looked really nice!
post #402 of 453
I wanted to make a cupcake bouquet as a house warming gift but need some suggestions. I have all kinds of ideas for other occasion- such as the baby shower bouquet i'm making with blue icing and baby bottle tops...But I'm drawing a blank for the house warming...Any ideas would be greatly appriciated..TIA
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Originally Posted by cambo

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Originally Posted by brooke208

I have an order for 2 cupcake bouquets. The only thing is that she will be traveling about 4-5 hours with them. Does anyone have any suggestions on the I should package them for a long trip?



How large are they....how many cupcakes? Given it's such a long trip, you could send them with her as a "kit"....and package the cc's in their own cupcake containers (those clear plastic things that are designed for cucpakes). You could already have a "starter" hole made in the bottom of each cupcake, and you could hot glue the foam into the container, so all she'd have to do is assemble them when she gets to her destination! You could show her how to do a couple when she picks them up, then package them back up! That's what I would do!

If she's not open to that, I would hot glue the pot/container to a nicely covered cake circle or board and make that part of the display. You could choose a box the same dimension as the cake board and therefore it wouldn't move around inside. You could go to a Uhaul or UPS store and get boxes from them! I did this and it worked great! I covered the board with beautiful rose colored foil and it looked really nice!



They will probably be a 7 count in a 4" pot. I like the idea of her putting it together. I would hate for me to and it not make the trip. But if she does not want to I will use your other suggestion. Thanks for your help!
post #404 of 453
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Originally Posted by cookie22

I wanted to make a cupcake bouquet as a house warming gift but need some suggestions. I have all kinds of ideas for other occasion- such as the baby shower bouquet i'm making with blue icing and baby bottle tops...But I'm drawing a blank for the house warming...Any ideas would be greatly appriciated..TIA



How about wine bottle and glasses mixed with plants/flowers or grapes on a vine? Or you could go more humorous and put tools on each cupcake - since a homeowner has just begun to fix/changes things. Let us know what you do.

I'm going to do one for a new baby boy. I haven't decided if Iam going for cute and sweet or humorous and disgusting (my DH and teh mom are constantly playing gross gags on each other at work)
post #405 of 453
Thanks for the tips alittlesliceofheaven i love the idea of the tools.. I will post whatever i end up creating icon_smile.gif.. I look forward to seeing your baby boy bouquet i'll be doing mine next week..
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