Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cupcake Bouquets - October 2011

Anh made these cupcake bouquets for a PTSA fund raiser. The yellow crysanthemum bouquet is made of carrot cake, the multi-color rose bouquet is made of French spongecake, and the blue hydrangea bouquet is made of chocolate mint. These were quite heavy. Each of the bouquet had more than seventy cupcakes.
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Here are videos of how Anh creates the cupcakes and the bouquet:



12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! How did you get the cupcakes into the bouquet shape? Were they easy to take out of the bouquet when served?

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    1. Hi, I have a video of how to make cupcak bouquets. You can find it at http://youtu.be/yu3bkHfdaxQ

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    2. The cupcakes are held onto the round styrofoam ball using toothpicks, so serving them is simply a matter of pulling them off the toothpicks. This was easy to do, but a bit messy. You will get icing on your hands while pulling them off. The first cupcake will be the hardest to remove. Once you get the first one out, then you will have more room to take the others out.

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    3. How do you transport if giving as a Gift ? How will it hold up and How long will the cupcakes be okay without falling off or down ? Thanks

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    4. My husband creates a special open box for transporting these bouquets. I've been hoping he can create instructions on how he creates them, but they are essentially large open boxes with wedges that hold the vase in place. I'll ask him again if he can create the instructions. I have a very large refrigerator in my garage. It's a commercial refrigerator similar to those in supermarkets. I got it in a government sale really cheap. I make sure to have the bouquets refrigerated very well before transport. They do hold up well. For example, these bouquets were for a fund raiser party that lasted 3 hours long. I brought them to the party 2 hours prior. So they held up for 5 hours without any problems.

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    5. Did you ever do the video on the box for transporting?
      I am having a problem transporting my bouqutes, not all make it intact

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  2. Hi, I was wondering how much do you charge for your cupcakes bouquet? thankyou.

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  3. I mostly bake for family, friends, and my kids school. But sometimes my friends and family insist on paying. For a set of bouquets like these (3 bouquets), I've received $200 dollars from a friend, and I received the vases and styrofoam balls back. I don't really do this as a business. It is definitely just a hobby. But I certainly appreciate it when my friends insist on paying.

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  4. I have watched your videos over and over and I have been making bouquets that everyone loves, but I also have the question on how much to charge for them, because I am like you I have just been making them for family and friends, but others that see the bouquets ask how much would I charge them for it, but I never have an answer because I seem to spend at least $60-$75 on materials alone, any suggestions?

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    1. Hi. It is such a tough question to answer. Some commenters in my video say that I can easily charge $100 or more for the large bouquet. I think they are right. $60 to $75 really only covers the materials cost. After all the comments I think I would now be comfortable asking for $100. Good luck and let me know if you find a price that works for you and your customers. :)

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  5. Hi Anh,

    What kind of frosting are you using for these beautiful bouquets? I'm planning on making cupcakes with coconut frosting but I don't think it's going to be fluffy and will hold up for at least 3 hours. Please help!

    Thank you,
    CD

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