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)
Welcome to Cake Central. That is a lot of cupcakes. over 40 dozen cupcakes. I hope you have lots of space, oven, storage, refrigeration, and tons of powdered sugar.
I couldn't guess how long you will need. It depends on how much space your have, and how quickly you work.
also, you will need to consider transporting 40 dozen cupcakes.
It takes time to place cupcakes on a display, so you will want to place as many as possible.
Here is alittle ideal.. I helped my friend bake 250 cupcakes this week end.. it took us 2 1/2 hrs just bake that many.. We had enough bakes to do 3 1/2 doz. at a time just using 1 oven. Remember it only takes 18 to 20 mins to bake... Had everything setting out before started baking.. We used pre maked frosting.. even pre bagged.. saved time making frosting. but it still took 2 hrs to frost. It's not as many but it's a start. ( talk a good friend to help)
wow that is a lot of cupcakes. my suggestion would be to get as many cupcake pans as you can, as many as your oven can hold. Start baking them a day ahead, and get some tupperware storage things to hold the already baked ones. i know their expensive- so maybe you can get creative on storage methods. then devot a day to icing them. just make sure nothing has to be refridgerated. as long as there's no refridgeration needed, you can set them at room temp. I would atleast start two days in advance. good luck on transportation, maybe you can get a friend with a big vehicle to help ya out. my words not golden...lol... but i hope i helped. good luck!
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