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post #1 of 22
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Hello everyone..

 

I have been following the Cups Bouquet Method and its definitely easier than the foam method.. Thanks all for such valuable advise. My question..I know cakes with BC and Fondant can sit for a day or more if no perishable fillings etc. My question is.. for cupcakes, the cupcake is not fully covered with bc  (like the Rosette Swirl), how long can it sit out with crusting BC? Would the cupcake dry out a day later?

 

Also, how to you prepare your bouquet for travel? Just handover the pot? Or some Cellophane etc? 

 

Also, how do you staple the cups without cracking them? Having so much trouble stapling them together..

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

Here is my first bouquet.. Please don't go easy and point out my shortcomings. I am here to learn and would love constructive criticism..  I know I need to add a ribbon and improve on the swirls..

 

 

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post #2 of 22

When I do my bouquets I hot glue the cups together.  I had the same experience with stapling and it was a pain.  If I am using a basket, I let the cupcakes crust then I wrap in cellophane like a gift basket.  This keeps the cupcakes fresh.  If I am using the terra cotta pots, I purchased pop up boxes that a florist would use for transport.  I place the pot in the box and them cover with the cellophane. 

Good luck and I hope this helps!

This bouquet has 24 cupcakes with fuschia flowers and butterflies. I found the Butterflies at the Dollar Store with their silk flowers. Was so happy!

post #3 of 22

beautiful!!!

 

What size cups do you recommend?

"When you look at a cupcake, you've got to smile." ~ Anne Byrn

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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by SnLSweetEscapes View Post

When I do my bouquets I hot glue the cups together.  I had the same experience with stapling and it was a pain.  If I am using a basket, I let the cupcakes crust then I wrap in cellophane like a gift basket.  This keeps the cupcakes fresh.  If I am using the terra cotta pots, I purchased pop up boxes that a florist would use for transport.  I place the pot in the box and them cover with the cellophane. 
Good luck and I hope this helps!
This bouquet has 24 cupcakes with fuschia flowers and butterflies. I found the Butterflies at the Dollar Store with their silk flowers. Was so happy!



OMG.. I am speechless at your cupcake arrangements... its has definitely a WOW factor..
I will look out for the popout boxes.. any tips where to find them?
I love the way you have arranged the basket... And hot glue makes sense!

I use the 2oz cups and they work for me!
post #5 of 22

Thank you for the tip on the cup size....

 

And love these ideas....almost too pretty to eat! :-)

"When you look at a cupcake, you've got to smile." ~ Anne Byrn

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post #6 of 22
Thank you for the comments! I use 2 oz cups inside 5 0z cups. The cupcakes are nice and secure in them. Just glue the 2 oz into the 5. You will need the extra depth for the bouquets.
I think I got the boxes from a website called pop and go maybe? I can't remember right now, sorry!
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by SnLSweetEscapes View Post

Thank you for the comments! I use 2 oz cups inside 5 0z cups. The cupcakes are nice and secure in them. Just glue the 2 oz into the 5. You will need the extra depth for the bouquets.
I think I got the boxes from a website called pop and go maybe? I can't remember right now, sorry!

Thanks for clarifying why to use two different sized cups.. I never got it. So I just used the 2oz.
Thanks, you have been quite helpful.

One more thing, how early do you(can you) prepare your bouquet respective to delivery time?
post #8 of 22
I usually do the day before. But most of the time I have the basket or pot all ready to just put the cupcakes in. I then frost, let it crust then add the silk flowers.
post #9 of 22
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I usually do the day before. But most of the time I have the basket or pot all ready to just put the cupcakes in. I then frost, let it crust then add the silk flowers.

Thankyou!!
I have been looking around but no luck in finding those pop up boxes yet. But I like the basket idea very much too..especially with the silk flowers... I will have to stop by Michaels and stock up on some. Did I tell you that your cupcakes bouquets look stunning??

I need to do a 4 center pieces for a teachers appreciation luncheon next month. All this information is very valuable!!
post #10 of 22
Found the site on the box... www.floral-supply-box.com
post #11 of 22

An alternative to the pop up box is to use a modified cake box.  I use a 14"x10"x4" bakery box, close the lid and cut a big X on top.  Then set the pot inside the X and it's nice and snug.

post #12 of 22

I did these in Janurary, but with the foam method. Needless to say, the next morning I found 2 completely fallen off and a couple, the frosting had fallen as well. I will definitely try the cups method next time. 

post #13 of 22
Hi there, I'm a stay at home mom and only bake because I just love to do it. I was just wondering, what is the pot method that everyone been talking about? If you don't mind sharing with me icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 22
This forum is so helpful! I'm barely starting out and I always have the problem of the cupcakes falling off the styrofoam icon_sad.gif. The 2oz cups hold regular size cupcakes??
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This forum is so helpful! I'm barely starting out and I always have the problem of the cupcakes falling off the styrofoam icon_sad.gif. The 2oz cups hold regular size cupcakes??

Yes,the 2 oz cups can hold regular cupcakes. To give it depth, hot glue the 2oz inside the 3oz.
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