This is so hard to say, but I have had my first disaster. And, worse yet, on my biggest order. It was for a baby shower today across the state. I baked the cupcakes (all 8 dozen) on Tuesday, placed them in sealed plastic containers until Thursday. On that day I did my filling, frosting and decorating of them. They were boxed up on that day and placed in a cool room. Friday morning I delivered them to the gal in town who then drove them across state. The shower was this Saturday morning. She sent me a text this afternoon to tell me they were dry and crumbling. And she was not happy, as I can understand.
Now I have baked for many here in town and not had this happen. I almost always bake on Tuesday, wrap them as stated above, and finish up on Thursday. Only difference is that most deliver on that Thursday or Friday. I have never had this happen.
I am looking for input and advice from all of you out there. I don't ever want this to happen again!