I want to make cupcakes for a local fair this summer. My question is how to make 500+ cupcakes at home in a regular oven (not convection). I want them to be fresh when they arrive, so I dont want to make them too far in advance. I'm thinking it will be about 20 batches of cupcakes and should take about 7 hours to bake them all. I can do about 24 at once unless you have a suggestion on how to speed up this process.
Of course, then I have to figure where I'm going to set all of them, but that's another bridge. Any suggestions from anyone that has made this many at home?
Thank you in advance for your help.