Not sure if this is the right forum to post this question, so please be kind.
I recently received an order to make 500 cupcakes for a fundraiser. I was wondering how much time I should give myself to make and decorate vanialla/choc with BC (just simple piping on them). Also I plan to make cupcake towersto display them,any suggestions on the maxamount of cupcakes to put on a display (they will be replensished through the night)
Obviously you need to make your BC a few days in advance.
How many cupcakes can you bake @ a time? Do you only have 1 oven w/ 2 racks? If so you can bake them 8 dozen @ a time if you have enough cupcake pans. That's just over 5 baking cycles.
Decorating them should take about 5 seconds per cupcake if it's just a simple swirl. That's 2,500 second=42 minutes. If I did my math correct. Allow for some break time.
You can bake cupcakes ahead of time and freeze them.
Make sure they have thawed before you decorate them.
I did a wedding of 400 cupcakes. What I did was make all my buttercream early in the week and bake the day before they were due. I baked all day Thurs and iced Thurs. night. The hardest thing was storing all of them and transporting them! I ended up transporting them in large under the bed plastic bins. That worked well. I also did a simple syrup on all of them so they stayed moist because cupcakes tend to dry out much faster than cakes. I would do 75 at a time and stay close!
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