Frosting Technique: If doing leaves, use tip 352 or leaf tip 67 and apply leaves to cupcake BEFORE making 'rose'. I used a tip 1M and swirled from the outside to the center. I put both pink and purple frosting in my decorating bag. It is hard to get the same quantities of pink/purple in the bag when you refill, so I'm going to buy 3 more 1M tips and pre-fill 3 or 4 decorating bags.
Bought the pot and shred at 99 cent store. Used hot glue gun to glue large plastic cups into pot and small plastic cups into the large plastic cups. Used double sided tape to attach ribbon. Khalstead pokes a toothpick into the bottom of her plastic cup, and pokes a corresponding hole in the bottom of the cupcake and says it is very stable. I didn't use any toothpicks on mine.
I've attached a photo of the pot with the cups just placed (not glued). You have to look carefully to notice the different sized cups since they are clear. I purchased the cups at Smart & Final for about $5-$6 per roll of 125 cups. I took in a cupcake liner and asked the staff to let me see what fit best so they were darling and let me open each roll. I used "First Street" 5-1/2 oz Plastic Souffle cups and "First Street" 3-1/4 oz Plastic Souffle Cups.
These are inexpensive to make and fairly quick if you do as an assembly line and do 5 or 6 at a time.
I'm so proud of you! I love how you're always so willing to share!
Have fun making the rest of your Valentine goodies.
Heidicakes, your cupcake bouquets are really sweet too.
Happy Valentine's Week!!
I've made a couple of these cupcake bouquets and just love them. They're easy and they look so cute. The cup method is the only way to do.
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