I am supplying 120 marble-cake, buttercream-iced cupcakes for a wedding this Saturday. The temperature is supposed to be in the low to mid 70's. I want to set them up on the display stand Saturday morning by 10 a.m., taking them out of the freezer about an hour beforehand. They probably won't be eaten until 7 p.m. that evening. Will they still be fresh?
I don't think I would leave cupcakes out that long; a wedding I attended had cupcakes out for 5 hours and most people complained (to each other; not the bridal couple) that the cupcakes didn't taste good/were dry. Maybe if you aren't able to set the cupcakes up at a later time, you may have a friend that would help you out?
Thanks....that's what I was afraid of.