however, when it came time to take it out for the first time it was really difficult. i couldnt find the base of the cup, even by following the stem up. i guess i couldnt reach it. so, i had to shimmy it down by pulling on the stem until i could reach the base. my problem is my stem is too long (i can feel it), but i'm nervous about cutting some off since i had difficulty reaching my cup and had to use the stem to pull it down.
anybody have any advice when it comes to not reaching the base of the cup?