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post #46 of 187
I usually use a clear acrylic spray for those pots.........not only buttercream but ANYTHING that touches them will absorb and mess em' up!
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post #47 of 187
Now you tell me. lol icon_lol.gif

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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I usually use a clear acrylic spray for those pots.........not only buttercream but ANYTHING that touches them will absorb and mess em' up!
post #48 of 187
lol SORRY!
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post #49 of 187
I'm so happy to finally get the know how on how to do these. Did them once a couple years ago for my kids teachers. Disaster! Think I'll try them again now that I know the secrets! Thanks!!
post #50 of 187
All of the above pointers are FANTASTIC!!! I have made several in all different sizes over the past few weeks so I thought i would share a few pointers of my own:

- I was buying the 1oz cups from a bar for $3 for 50 (way too expensive) I found a case from my USFoods supplier - 5000 for $48.86! Thats less than a penny a piece! More cups than I'll ever need but at that price

- Walmart has a great selection of stickers in their scrapbooking section, many of them $1, that can be used to decorate the side of a plain pot

- Always be on the look-out for cute containers. You never know when the right time will come up. I have found some great ones at thrift stores for $.50 each! Walmart has an aisle of dishes and glasses that change with the season and are usually a dollar or two. Target has cute metal pails in the little dollar area right inside the front of the store

- If you are using a taller container and want to make sure it is not top heavy - drop a cheap bag of candy into the bottom (I bought a bunch of bags of jelly beans on Easter clearance). This will help weigh down the bottom and make a nice suprise when the cupcakes are gone
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post #51 of 187
I went to Restaurant Depot and they have several different sizes of cups. Is there a particular size you use for the regular and the mini's? Forgive me if this has already been answered.
post #52 of 187
Just wondering... Do you ice the cupcakes before placing in the bouquet or do you place the cc inside the plastic cups in the bouquet then ice the cc? Which is the better way? Thanks
post #53 of 187
This is an awesome, AWESOME idea! Unfortunately, I suck at making buttercream roses. If anyone has an alternative flower/design for the bouquets, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
post #54 of 187
Here is a nice plastics company that I've ordered from before. I loved their 6 piece plastic cupcake holders!

Here's their portion cups:
http://plasticcontainercity.com/Plastic_Food_Packaging_Saucesl.htm

But since I didn't have those cups on hand, I used 6 oz styrofoam cups (no 5oz avail.)
my cupcakes slid..so the first batch I cut every cup down to size..so they didn't slide..but it made them shorter.
So the next one I didn't cut the top off the cups..I just eyeballed where they sit..took the cupcake back out and poked a toothpick through the cup to act as a stabilizing "rack". Since I was still worried about the cupcakes falling. I hot glued the tips of the toothpick that stuck out the side of the cup.

HTH for those who can't find what they need in a pinch icon_smile.gif
post #55 of 187
Hi, shawna200! You can always use the 1M or 2D tip to make these roses. Most people here do vs making roses doing petals. Holding your tip striaght up & down, start in the center of your cupcake & squeeze your icing as you turn your cupcake clockwise, ending the icing on the outside edge. Very easy, fast & pretty. icon_wink.gif
~~~Kathie~~~

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post #56 of 187
I wanted to make these for centerpieces for my daughters bday in July and its super hot in Cali that month...the party will be outside but the centerpieces will be under shaded area...Do you guys think I can pull this off and can I leave them out in the open??? icon_confused.gif
post #57 of 187
God works in mysterious ways! I searched and searched for those little plastic cups in the party stores near me, to no avail. Then, when visiting my sister in Cleveland last week, she pulled a whole pkg of them from a cupboard and asked if I had any use for them. She said she's trying to de-clutter the house. I jumped on the offer!
post #58 of 187
Thanks for posting all the great tips. I made a cupcake boquet last year and it was disastrous!!
post #59 of 187
Would royal icing work in place of buttercream? Buttercream and I don't get along very well.....LOL!

Btw, yay! My first post...I have been addicted to reading these boards all weekend, I don't know how I could not have stumbled across this before now! icon_smile.gif
post #60 of 187
I found the 2 oz cups at a Dollar General store! Thanks KHalstead for your directions!!! I did a bouquet and it turned out great! icon_smile.gif
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