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Cupcake Bouquet with Filled Cupcakes??

post #1 of 50
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Hi everyone,

I want to make a cupcake bouquet in the next week for a birthday. I made one before (don't have photos of it), but haven't tried it with filled cupcakes. Has anyone tried doing this or do you think the weight of the cupcakes would be too much to be held up? I really want to do lemon cupcakes with coconut SMBC, but don't know how well that will work... Thanks icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 50
I do it all the time, but I use the cup method for my bouquets.

Here is a photo before and after the cupcakes go in! Simple and secure, and easy to remove when it's time to eat!
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post #3 of 50
What kind of plastic cups do you use? Are they just glued onto the strofoam with a hot glue gun? thanks!
post #4 of 50
That's genius! Where did you buy the cups? I've had a few disasters using the toothpick method, so I'd really like to try this.
post #5 of 50
I got the cups at my local party store.....they are 2 oz. little salad dressing cups....they are shallow.

For full sized 19 cupcake bouquets (without a container) I use the full sized 5 oz. cups you get in the paper plate section at Wal-mart and then secure the little 2 oz. cups inside, the 2 oz. cups are shallow so they don't allow the cupcakes to try to slide down inside of the cup, not good.

As you can tell in the photo, I stapled the cups together and once they're all secured to eachother then I just hot glue them to the pot. If you have an extraordinarily tall or skinny pot, you can add some pebbles in the bottom to add weight.

I'm working on mini cupcake bouquets in metal buckets for a baby shower as we speak and used little jello shot 1 oz. cups and they hold the minis perfectly!

I hate spending all that extra money on foam and especially on FOam BALLS, those things are outrageous!!

edited to add a photo of a full sized bouquet using the full sized 5 oz. cups, I put 19 of them together (1 in center, 6 in a circle around that, 12 in a circle around that) and hot glue them to a 10" cake board and then glue tissue paper around the cake board and up onto the sides of the cups so they're completely hidden!
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post #6 of 50
Thanks for the detailed description! So the weight of the cupakes doesn't pull them down? And is it possible to then reuse the planter once things have been hot glued to it? And also, how to you make the bouquet not look "flat" (the middle cupcakes are "taller"). Sorry for all the questions- I really hate paying for those foam balls too- and they're so messy!
post #7 of 50
There is nowhere for the weight of the cupcakes to pull them down to! The 2 oz. cups are exactlly the depth of the cupcake liner, so the top of the cupcake sticks up and out of it when it's all the way down (I used only the little cups for the pot), when I use the big cups, I staple them all together (once you get stapling, it naturally creates the rounded effect because the cup sides are tapered), then I staple/glue (either one works) the smaller 2 oz. cups inside the opening of the larger cups (to prevent the cupcakes from trying to slide down).

You can reuse the planters, though I just include them in the price of the bouquet. The hot glue will pull off if you want it to, but it's secure enough to hold it all in place.

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post #8 of 50
thanks! So, the cups are only secure to eachother and the side of the planter- there's nothing underneath them, right? Last question, I promise icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 50
that is genius!
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post #10 of 50
KHalstead- You are a genius!! I have to make 10 of these for a teen banquet and this sounds so much simplier, plus easier to transport, I kept worrying about the cupcakes falling off the toothpicks. Great idea, thanks for sharing!!!!
post #11 of 50
KHalstead- You are a genius!! I have to make 10 of these for a teen banquet and this sounds so much simplier, plus easier to transport, I kept worrying about the cupcakes falling off the toothpicks. Great idea, thanks for sharing!!!!
post #12 of 50
nope, nothing underneath them.....it's not necessary.

AS for being genius......it wasn't my idea (i figured out the whole mini cupcake thing using cups just 2 days ago lol...and I used the 2 oz. cups because I couldn't find the regular 5 oz. cups anywhere)

The original idea using the 5 oz. cups was told to me by cinjam who is a member here on CC. I saw her bouquets in the galleries and loved them and asked her how she did it.

I've since adapted it for all of my bouquets, including ones in containers!

I'm thinking about trying some tiny ones w/ a little 3.5" flower pot and 7 mini cupcakes and sell them for like $5 or something.
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post #13 of 50
Thanks so much for all the info- I can't wait to try it this way!
post #14 of 50
just to understand right, you use the 2 oz cups for regular size cupcakes, right?
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