ASeriously get a good friend to help, use two mixers and at least eight cupcake pans. We were baking four trays a a time and got them all done in a half day. The buttercream took the longest just because of the creaming time.
AI'm ordering two 24 count muffin pans from amazon. Going to bake those bad boys 4 dozen at a time! :)
AJust an FYI... You can also check with your local grocery store, they sometimes sell the containers cheaper than the cake supply stores!!!
i had a huge order for cupcakes i was 3 different cupcakes 24 of each flavor plus i had my cousins sons birthday party that same weekend so it ended up being 96 cupcakes i baked all my cupcakes on saturday plus frosted 2 dozen for my cousins party the order was for sunday so i spent sunday making all my buttercreams, cinomon spice cream cheese, marshmallow buttercream and chocolate buttercream.. frosted decorated all 72 in less than 2 hours i was like a mad man in the kitchen working as fast as i could it was just me and my kitchenaid mixer ( the regular one not the professional series
AUpdate: my large order ended up larger than anticipated--648 cupcakes over two days, 27 dozen each day.
Wed and Thurs--I made the frosting flavors over two nights. Friday night I took my supplies to my friend's house where I would do my baking on Saturday. Friday night I set things up and did a test bake to get a feel for her oven. Saturday was baking day. I made the batter while a friend (who worked for a free cupcake order the week before) filled the pans with liners, filled the liners, and moved cooled cupcakes into clamshell containers. Saturday night I put the 27 dozen for day #2 into the freezer at her house and mine. Sunday I went back to her house and frosted the first 27 dozen. Monday delivered batch #1 and thawed second half of the order. Tuesday--frosted second half of Oder. Wed--batch #2 delivered
All in all it went smoothly! Thanks for the advice! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3055230/width/200/height/400[/IMG]