You can freeze cakes/cupcakes for weeks in advance provided you wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. I generally freeze mine with the crumb coat and then frost the final pass on the day of. Whipped cream frosting will not last as long as buttercream, which you might be able to do the night before. I would mix in a little Crisco in the buttercream because it helps to make it more shelf-stable (but too much will affect the taste).
How Far in Advance Can I Make Frosted Cupcakes and Cakes? Good Questions
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It's pretty standard procedure for customers not to be allowed to touch the produce -- at a market or in the grocery store. I believe it's that way in much of Europe. Next time, you can ask for a sample or point to the better looking options if you're concerned about freshness.
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I can understand people feeling annoyed about yet another obligatory gift, but on the other hand, as a newly single girl living alone for the first time, I can certainly sympathize. My (ex)boyfriend and I moved into a tiny place together so we both parred down our things so we didn't have doubles. Now that I'm living alone, I had to buy the things that he got in the split -- small things like a spoon rest and more expensive items, like steak knives. Yes, I bought them for myself, but I did get some gifts from friends (politely labeled house warming gifts).
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|10/4/12 4:01 PM|
If you do get those towels from Target (which ARE very soft and absorbant at a very reasonable price), make sure you get them in white, because they shed fuzz like crazy. I have them in navy blue and I'm constantly wiping down the tub, sink, myself to remove blue lint from everything.
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