A DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE BOUQUET OF FLOWERS!
I promised myself I would get back to blogging-it has been too long! I have so much to share and simply must start making this a priority! Editing cupcake photos, updating twitter sites, reading the latest Entertainment gossip on MSN will have to wait!! SO, that being said, here are the photos of my cupcake bouquets! I am planning to make these a featured product at KATI'S KUPCAKES, so I'd love your feedback! I'll try to take you through this slowly, step by step! Hope you enjoy the ride--I felt very accomplished afterwards and was suprised at the ease of preparation. Maybe you can try them out and we can talk after--would love that!
Step one: Bake and ice your cupcakes! Let the frosting dry and become stiff to touch!
Step 2: Fill a large vase with pretty crumbled up tissue paper.
Step 3: Top vase with styrofoam ball (available at craft stores). Attach ball to rim of vase with hot glue gun. Size of styrofoam ball will depend on your vase. You want the ball sitting on top of the vase snugly to avoid movement. Add a pretty ribbon also. I tied my ribbon but reinforced it with a few dabs of the hot glue gun.
Step 4 and 5: Poke a thin 1 to 1.5 inch slit in the bottom of each cupcake. Using craft sticks, gently insert the cupcake in the craft stick and remove. Next, place the craft stick in the stryofoam ball and place cupcake on stick. Continue this as you go around the outer edges until you've completely covered the entire surface of the styrofoam ball.
Step 6: Place last cupcake on top and present to lucky recipient! You can also put edible flowers on each cupcake to give it more of the "bouquet" feel. I suggest keeping it simple though because it could take away from the elegance and simplicity of the overall design! Enjoy!