So remember the other day when I showed you all of those cake mixes I bought for the committee event I signed up for? Well yesterday in between blogging, folding laundry and playing with Lucy the trouble dog, I whipped up a whopping 600 cupcakes.
Maybe that sounds like a lot, but really it wasn’t too bad. Once I got a rhythm down– mix, scoop, bake, do something for 15 minutes, mix, scoop, bake, do something for 15 minutes, the 9 hours it took to bake all those suckers was more like a mini workout. If you have a short attention span, you should totally try it sometime. Who knows, you might feel inspired to open a bakery afterwards.
So, if you ever find yourself in a position where you have to bake and move 600 cupcakes, here are a few pointers.
All cupcake liners are not created equal. My favorite ones for special events are brown glassine cupcake liners. They’re classy, grease proof and you can usually find them on ebay for a sweet deal if you buy them in bulk.
Strawberry boxes. Once you bake all the cupcakes, you’ll need to transport them. While cupcake carriers are great if you need to move a few dozen, stackable strawberry boxes from Costco or your local grocery store are the way to go when you need to move hundreds of cupcakes.
Just stack them up and you are good to go. No jiggling, no shifting around and they are incredibly easy to carry as well. Well I should say the guy who was walking by who I asked to carry them inside the building said they were easy to carry.
Well, either they were easy to carry or he was impressed with himself that he didn’t drop them as he walked uphill and up a flight of stairs. I’m not sure which.
Anywho, berry boxes. I’m telling you, they rock!
Oh, and if you are looking for some cool things to do with all those extra eggs shells you’ll have after baking 600 cupcakes, check out this post on 10 Cool Things to Do With Eggshells.
Keep calm and bake on.