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post #406 of 454
here's a link to a cool video for other flower options for the bouquets from a thread 2Yummy started.

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post #407 of 454
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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!



I would also put a piece of shelf liner under the cake circle/board and under the box so it doesn't move if she brakes hard. You also may want to make sure that the pot is heavy enough or has rocks/gravel inside so it's not tippy. Remind her to keep it in the car with her and not place in trunk as it gets too hot and the icing will fall off. Sadly I learned that from experience. thumbsdown.gif
post #408 of 454
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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.....ProdID=179




I was looking at this site and there are some cheap containers on there I wonder if they would work for the cc bouquet.
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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.....ProdID=179




I was looking at this site and there are some cheap containers on there I wonder if they would work for the cc bouquet.
Morgan

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post #410 of 454
Someone, somewhere, is eating cake!
(and it's probably me!!)

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post #411 of 454
Here is my first attempt at the bouquets. I had to use two toothpicks on the bottom row of cc as well. One in the center of the cupcake, placed it in the styrofoam, then one above to stabilize it. I didn't have any paper shred, but you get the idea. I love these! Easy, yet look so elegant.

Question...I typically use Buttercream Dream, but I don't feel like it crusted as well. What specific bc recipe do you use? Could you post the link? Also, could you post a link to your cupcake recipe?

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_554183.html

Why can't I figure out a way to post the actual picture?!?!

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Originally Posted by Heatherly30

Here is my first attempt at the bouquets. I had to use two toothpicks on the bottom row of cc as well. One in the center of the cupcake, placed it in the styrofoam, then one above to stabilize it. I didn't have any paper shred, but you get the idea. I love these! Easy, yet look so elegant.

Question...I typically use Buttercream Dream, but I don't feel like it crusted as well. What specific bc recipe do you use? Could you post the link? Also, could you post a link to your cupcake recipe?

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_554183.html

Why can't I figure out a way to post the actual picture?!?!

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Great job! I use a crusting buttercream, 1/2 shortening, 1/2 butter! Works great!
post #413 of 454
cambo...

would you post your crusting buttercream recipe...
or where can i find it ...

hoping to make a bouquet soon!
post #414 of 454
Cambo, is your bc recipe similar to BC Dream? It calls for 1 cup Crisco, 2 sticks of butter. Pretty sure that's half and half.

I have had one cc fall out of the holder. I need to go to Hobby Lobby and buy the bigger toothpicks that you pictured.

What do you all doctor your cc recipe with?
post #415 of 454
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UPDATE: I just posted this picture in the gallery, but these are my "stab" at boxes for the bouquets! I ordered the 9x9x9 cubes from papermart.com, but they came with no window, so I used my scrapbooking circle cutter to make an 8" hole, then used 2-sided sticky tape to affix a sheet of clear acetate behind it to make my own window! I hope to eventually have them mass-produced in the exact dimensions I need! So far they are relatively inexpensive to make....w/ shipping the boxes are about $1 each and the acetate was free becuase my MIL has TONS of it from an earlier project. They take about 5 minutes each to make! I wanted to add a beautiful fabric ribbon tied around the box with bow on top or to the side, but my hubby said that would add WAY too much cost to my bottomline, only to be thrown away. I agree, but BOY would that jazz them up!

Also, on the inside: I "tacked" the containers to an 8" round cakeboard (could use square also, I guess), with two small dots of hot glue. That makes the board become part of the product, but they're covered with pretty foil....and this helps prevent tipping during transport/delivery!
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Cammie,
Those look great!! I love how you have them package. When I gave a few out at Mother's day I also attached them to circle cakeboards but with glue dots from the crafting department. Those worked well too.

Anyway I just wanted to tell you that the boxes make the bouquets look that much nicer!!

WTG,
Amanda
post #417 of 454
Cambo, they are beautiful and the packaging makes them even more special!
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post #418 of 454
Cambo....those are absolutely stunning!!!! I have an idea for your ribbon....at my local Joann's (even the couple close to me when I lived in Ohio) they would have "bulk bags" of ribbon for a dollar or two. You got about 15 different ribbons, each a yard a piece. You don't get to pick what you want exactly, but they always have a great assortment in each bag of different colors and widths of ribbon. I buy them for different projects and for my DD's hair icon_smile.gif
post #419 of 454
Cambo, these look so fabulous! I've been following this cupcake bouquet thread and have made a few myself but have struggled with how to package them. I think these look very attractive and professional! Can I ask you a few questions? Are the cardboard circles just one layer? What kind of foil did you use to cover them? Did you set the bouquets down inside the box, or is the opening in the back? How many cupcakes do they have? The most I have been able to get on a 4" round ball is 10. Finally, can I ask how much you charge for each bouquet? I hope you don't mind me loading so many questions on you! I'm really quite taken with these cupcake bouquets and appreciate all the ideas you've shared. Thanks!
post #420 of 454
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eatsleepdreamcake - I'm more than happy to answer your questions! I'm flattered you're asking!

1) I covered a 1-layer 8" round cakeboard with fancy foil (got it at my local cake decorating supply store). You could cover them with anything really....some really nice gift wrap (covered with clear contact paper) would be gorgeous and you could really make it compliment the cupcakes nicely!

2) The boxes come with a insert/tab closure that is meant to be on top. I simply turned it on it's side so the top/lid becomes the right side of the box and the bottom becomes the left side! This way the lid becomes a "door" for them to open and pull the bouquet out!

3) A 12-cupcake bouquet is my "standard" bouquet and they are placed on a 4" styrofoam ball. You gotta pack em' in!

4) I charge $25 for each 12-cupcake bouquet! I felt guilty at first because my costs are so low....buy hey, this is a business!

Feel free to ask me any other questions you may have! I'm happy to share!
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