It's a first for me, but I managed to pull off 90 cupcakes for Jess and Nico's wedding party this weekend... Jess made the ganache frosting (yay). I arrived at the hostess' house a few hours before the party and frosted the cupcakes. I elicited the help of two girls at the party (around 12/13 years' old) to make the cream cheese frosting. At first they were a little shy and unsure- the recipe was in English and with American measuring cups/spoons). But, after I explained the directions to them... they went at it "full steam ahead" and the frosting was a great success!!!! Plus, we had fun! They really wanted to taste the carrot cake cupcakes so I let them split one and it seemed like they had found Heaven!! They were sooo thrilled with the success of their endeavor that I told them to make sure they told everyone that it was them who made the delicious frosting!!!
As it turned out - the carrot cake cupcakes turned out to be a GRAND SUCCESS with everyone!!!
P.S. - If you take a good look at the cupcake stand, it was Jess' dad who constructed it from scratch... It looked professional!!! Also, the "Magic 8 Ball" was a game - Upon taking a cupcake, you had to ask the Magic 8 Ball a question and then flip up the little paper magic 8 ball on the toothpick to find the aswer.. It was very cute and very original as an idea!!