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post #46 of 72
Yes, I think you figured it out, but the styrofoam is not far enough into the "pot". The bottom layer of cupcakes should be resting on the top lip of the pot. I hope this makes sense! This would help support them as well as a bit of icing "glue" on the bottom.

I hope all of this works out wonderful for you after all that stress!
post #47 of 72
well I'm joining this post a little late, but I have to tell you that your final pic is AMAZING! See, through the rain came the rainbow - and a beautiful centerpiece for this high maintenance lady.

I would still charge full price, especially with the fact that they provided the centerpieces for you to attach your cupcakes too. It's not your fault that it was so round and tough for you to attach the cupcakes too. On the grand scheme of $250,000 - your $180 is really a drop in the bucket.

Granted it's not exactly what she ordered, but it's definitely much better.

Don't forget to post to let us know what happens!

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post #48 of 72
Do they need another daughter?? I am sooo low maintenance it would be a nice break for them!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #49 of 72
Wow, they turned out beautiful!! I love them! I hope she liked them as much as we all did! Keep us posted...
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post #50 of 72
Well it's late (1:05am) and I am late in posting to this thread. I really wish I had seen it earlier!

You had too much of the ball sticking out, that was the first issue (I've had it happen, pain in the arse too!). To support your cupcakes go to the dollar store and get their cheapy thick wooden tooth picks they also have wooden appetizer sticks that are two pronged. I have noticed that has the weather has gotten warmer the cupcake bouquets are harder to do. That could be why Cambo has on her website that her's are offered only during certain times of the year! I line up where I want the cupcake to go on the ball. I first place a support stick underneath where the cupcake will be so it has a tiny "ledge" to lean on then I stick in the center pick. I have found that you can have it where the stick actually meets with the top of the cupcake. No one is going to know because it will be hidden by the icing. This combination is certain to help guarantee a sturdy bouquet. I have also had the problem with as the weather got warmer (humidity) the icing started sliding off. I had hear others talk about it but never fully understood what they mean until I had it happen to me. The way I found to get around that is take some icing, color it green and put a thin base layer on the entire cupcake, then do your flower. Have had a problem since I started doing that. If you look at my picks you will see a large bouquet that was in an 8 inch pot with 24 "flowers"
post #51 of 72
. . . your final product is a brilliant save . . . far and away better than the original plan in my humble opinion . . . worth every penny of your $180 (and as mentioned above, a drop in the bucket for this client) . . . your bride should be more than happy with your solution . . . she should be thrilled thumbs_up.gif
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post #52 of 72
HOLY COW yummymummy! Thoese are FABULOUS!!!!! I hope to God that you do not give her one dime back! You did so much for these (and they can afford them....). Good save!
post #53 of 72
do you have to use skewers/dowels? maybe use the pot, put a have circle of styrofoam, cover it in RI and put the cupcakes directly onto the styrofoam. Maybe someone already said this, b/c I dinn't feel like reading through all the pages, but i hope this helps.
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post #54 of 72
Ok, should have atleast read the last page. They looked beautiful I love the colors. Great job saving it.
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post #55 of 72
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Originally Posted by yummymummy

I want to thank everyone for helping me get through another crisis! I'll be delivering them tomorrow morning at 10, so I let you all know her final word. She better not be a pain in the a$$!! She told me how much her and her husband have spent on their "high Maintenance" daughter! Ok, you ready for this?....$250,000 for this wedding! I just about fell on the floor! Apparently daddy offered her $20,000 if she would elope in Las Vegas---and she refused! I guess her father knew he was gonna be taken for a long bumpy ride!! icon_lol.gif



If I were that dad and this couple ends up divorced, I'd want a refund! OMG!! That is ridiculous!
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post #56 of 72
icon_eek.gif $250,000!!! Geez!


Can't wait for the update. I LOVE the last arrangement. If I didn't know any better, I wouldn't know there are cupcakes in there. It looks amazing!

Please keep us updated!
~Erica

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post #57 of 72
The final product looks amazing! She had better love them!!
post #58 of 72
Now that I've read this entire thread, the subject line cracks me up...what should I tell this POOR woman! GEEZ. I can't imagine spending $250K for a wedding. I think you did a fabulous job. You should NOT give her a refund. It was a huge amount of time for you and they look beautiful. Take a much needed break and give some of your attention to your hubby. I'm sure he would take more value in it than your customers will. thumbs_up.gif
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post #59 of 72
I too hope you did NOT give any refund. It looks great and I can't wait to hear what she thought about them. As for the price of the wedding....WOW!!! I'm sorry, that's just ridiculous!!!! With all the needs in the world, it seems like an awful lot of money to waste on one spoiled little girl....JMHO!
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post #60 of 72
I'm new to all of this so my opinion doesn't count for much but I think your end result was much nicer than the original one would have been. I think $180 is a beyond fair price for all the work and stress you have went through!
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