I just finished delivering these little beauties! There was a total of 17 dozen cupcakes...that is 204 cupcakes total! This is the second order that I have gotten from this particular customer for a HUGE amount of cupcakes. She requested four different flavors with four different white and gold decorations: Strawberry with gold pearls, Lemon with crystal sprinkles, French Vanilla with white pearls, and Chocolate with gold sprinkles. All had delicious buttercream frosting in either gold or white. I know 204 cupcakes seems like a lot, but once you get into a routine it goes by really fast. I turned on the Jurassic Park Trilogy and got to work. My first step was to mix a double batch of the first batter, I make sure to have all of my ingredients out and measured before I start putting them in the mixing bowl. It is very easy to get distracted and forget what has already been added and what hasn't. If you leave something out your cupcakes will not come out correctly. After placing the cupcake liners in the pan, I used my favorite large scoop (pampered chef) to quickly dish out the batter into the liners, filling about half way. I put four pans into my oven at a time, but half way through the baking I would rotate the pans from top to bottom and front to back. This helps the cupcakes bake evenly. After rotating I start making the second double batch of batter. I repeat this process until all of the cupcakes have been baked, usually about the beginning of the second movie. As the cupcakes are cooling I begin to make the buttercream, with this amount of cupcakes I need to make around eight batches worth. Half of the buttercream is colored gold to go with the white cupcake liners. Lastly as I turn on the third movie in the trilogy I prepping to pipe the 204 cupcakes. I place them all on my large kitchen table by flavor and begin piping. After I pipe a few cupcakes I sprinkle each cupcake over a bowl to to capture the falling sprinkles. As soon I am finished decorating I place the cupcakes in the boxes and place in the refrigerator until it is time to deliver; all in time to watch the last bit of the movie. It seems like a lot work but setting up a good routine will make it easier. So plan ahead, prep, turn on your favorite movies or music and get busy!
These are posts from the original Oak Tree Junction blog before I took a break in 2020. These posts were created to share my creations with the hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side. I plan to continue to share new creations on the current blog.