240 of the 274 cupcakes we ended up making, waiting for the big day
Bailey decided that she wanted three different kinds of cupcakes at her wedding. Two of them we had made together previously and had loved, so it was a no brainer to use them for her wedding. In addition she wanted just a plain white cupcake too, something simple and familiar. With that all figured out the cupcake menu was as follows:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Cherry Limeade Cupcakes
Classic White Cupcakes
This was by far the most cupcakes I have ever made at one time. Last fall Lara and I made around 120 cupcakes for some friends, but this was over double that. Since the wedding was on Friday afternoon, we decided to bake all of the cupcakes on Thursday, and make the frosting and frost the cupcakes on Friday morning. It was a lot of baking and frosting in two days, but it all went really well. I would definitely do it in two days again if I am able. We thought about making the cupcakes ahead and freezing them, but since we had the time to do it all the day before, we thought that would be the better option. Fresh cake is always the best!
Just getting started, tons of flour, sugar, eggs
and butter, not to mention two Kitchen Aids
Another view of all the ingredients,
it was good to have plenty of counter space
That's right, 16 pounds of butter, don't worry
about it, just accept it!
It was very nice to have a pair of mixers,
but the best part was having more than one
mixing bowl, that saved a ton of time
In the midst of baking
Just keep filling those muffin tins
Part way through the baking, cooling the cakes
Lots of cupcake liners
We had a few casualties, but nothing too horrible thank goodness!
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