I baked for 4 hours then it only took Mike and I about 2 hours to decorate. Why so long you ask? The order was for 8 dozen cupcakes. Yes. 8 Dozen. 4 Dozen Pumpkin Spice with cream cheese icing, 2 Dozen Strawberry Milkshake cupcakes and 2 dozen Black and White Cupcakes. All decorated with the kids in mind! It was a fun order, let me tell you.