This turned out to be a huge mess. I poked the holes in the cupcakes with a fork (like it says in the recipe) and a little bit of the jello liquid spilled over to the sides. I chilled them (again, just like it says) and they were stuck to the bottom of the pans. Once I pryed them out, I served what was left of the ones that still looked good. When someone ate one, I noticed that there wasn't even any of the jello stuff in the middle! Basically, it was just a cupcake. And using cool whip for icing is a horrible idea if you're going to set them out to serve because the cool whip gets all nasty after sitting out for an hour. I don't plan on using this recipe again.