storage of b-day cupcakes
I am baking cupcakes for my daughter to take to school tomorrow. I made an oatmeal cake last night which I baked before I went to bed, and this morning I put them in covered storage containers and left at room temp. Tonight I made a batch of strawberry cream cheese frosting, which is sitting in the fridge.
The cupcakes will be served around 10am. The latest I can frost them is 7:30 am tomorrow before I go to work.
Should I leave the cupcakes unfrosted until then? Should they stay at room temp? After I frost the cupcakes, can they stay out (we are in new england, it will probably be mild temp in her school) until snack time? Can I frost them tonight?
I would frost them today, and store them in the fridge until you leave in the morning. That's what I do when I take treats into the office. Plus it's a lot easier to use cream cheese frosting when it's not straight out of the fridge. If the cupcakes are cold when you take them to school, they should be fine for a couple hours as long as they're not kept somewhere really warm.
I agree w/ gmm about frosting them first because the frosting will keep them moist. If you can, try to cover the entire top. I'd refrigerate overnight and then leave them at room temp tomorrow.