Help!!! 750 Cupcakes???

Baking By babykonst Updated 5 Oct 2009 , 7:58pm by tiggy2

babykonst Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 5:57pm
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OMG!! i just got an order for 750 cupcakes for a fundraiser!!! i dont know where to start!! how far in advance can i bake these?? how do i store them in the freezer?? thawing out?? (ie how long??) i feel soo overwhelmed, but its for a good cause, so want to tackle this project!! also, how much would i charge for them?? thanks in advance for all info icon_surprised.gif

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indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:49pm
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Take a deep breath and let's break this down.

Are you baking in a home oven or a commercial oven? Assuming you can get two of the 12-cavity pans in a home oven at one time, that's 24 cupcakes per batch. That's 32 baking batches. At 20 minutes per batch, that's 640 minutes = 10.7 hours baking time. Just oven time.

If you have access to a commercial oven (yours, a church, etc) .... I can get 8 pans (96) in at one time so that's 8 baking batches x 20 minutes = 160 minutes 2.7 baking hours.

Do you have a KA, multiple KA's, or a bigger comm'l mixer?

I saw a thread recently that suggested baking/freezing ahead of time, then placing the cupcakes in the big boxes, THEN icing them while they're in the boxes. Less handling and as soon as they're iced, pop on a lid and set aside. Cupcakes will thaw in minutes.

Super congrats on such a large order!

pinkflower1212 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:56pm
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[quote="indydebi"]

I saw a thread recently that suggested baking/freezing ahead of time, then placing the cupcakes in the big boxes, THEN icing them while they're in the boxes. Less handling and as soon as they're iced, pop on a lid and set aside. Cupcakes will thaw in minutes.

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Congrats on the order - that sure is a bunch of cupcakes - but you'll be great! I like the idea of bake/freeze. The tip about icing in the box is great - i'm going to stash that one for me too! Good Luck!

UpAt2am Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:57pm
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i'm one of the ones that posted on having done a fairly large cupcake order (200...seems small now icon_smile.gif). bake them, freeze them, put in boxes, ice them and pop on lid! i agree with indydebi in finding a commercial kitchen you can use! i don't know what you should charge since it's for a fundraiser??? i usually donate for an exchange of advertising somehow with those sorts of things. you should definitely get paid for materials tho!

babykonst Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 6:59pm
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Thanks indy!! brilliant as always!! im super excited for doing these!!! ill be doing them in a commercial kitchen so that will save me baking time!! as for the KA's i will have to beg/borrow/steal!!! lol

indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:11pm
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Originally Posted by babykonst

Thanks indy!! brilliant as always!! im super excited for doing these!!! ill be doing them in a commercial kitchen so that will save me baking time!! as for the KA's i will have to beg/borrow/steal!!! lol


Oh that is great! Does the kitchen have a big mixer?

tiggy2 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:58pm
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My 6qt KA will hold 3 mixes easily = 72 cupdakes. It might hold 4 but I haven't tried it.

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