icypumpkin (icypumpkin) wrote in vegancooking,

hey all!

i have no experience freezing baked goods, or really prepping things in advance and would like some advice.

i have a friend's wedding shower coming up in the beginning of may (shhh! its a secret surprise party!) and i've volunteered to bring a bunch of sweets.

i'm planning on making some caramel apple cupcakes modified from this un-vegan recipe (http://www.accordingtolayla.com/pdfs/grannysmithcupcakes.pdf) and the VwaV faux hostess cupcakes. I was also thinking of making these thin mint knock offs (http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001370.html).

my question is.. how far in advance do you think i could make these things, and have them still be fresh and good tasting on the day of the event? can i make everything, and stick 'em in the freezer as is? or should i just bake everything and un-frosted, stick 'em in the freezer and frost on the day? can i frost the day beforehand?

i'm a busy lady so i'd love to be able to do as much prep as possible. usually when i bake, i set aside a day to do it. but i usually do only one or two things at a time. and with my upcoming schedule, i unfortunately, cannot sacrifice a whole day to this endeavor.

anyway, any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

and also, any other ideas for things to make? I'd like to find three things that are very very good, and that are different, yet compliment each other. so i like my two cupcakes, but the cookie.. well. its also chocolatey, so i'm not sure i should go with it. what else would work well with the two cupcakes, but is not a cupcake or cake? a scone maybe? i unfortunately have not found a vegan recipe for scones that has come out scone like. anyway, any other ideas?

EDITED for one last question!: do you think if i frosted the cupcakes the night before, and put them in the fridge, they'd still be good the next afternoon?

thank you in advance!
Tags: -food storage
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