A friend is getting married on Jan 3. It's a very small wedding (only 50 people) and she wants to do a cupcake tree instead of a cake. She wants to bake these herself and I've volunteered to help. Much of the pre-wedding stuff is completely done but we're not sure how far before the wedding we can bake and frost the cupcakes. Icing will be butter cream. Can we bake and frost on 12/31 or should we just do it the day before (but early in the day).
Also, we are in Florida and while it's not summer swelter, it is still warmer and more humid than most climates. Should they be refrigerated or just stored at room temperature??
Any help, suggestions, etc. will be gratefully appreciated.