I am looking for answers here since I am a newbie, and I will try to make it short. My youngest son's baptism is on July 27th (Saturday) and I am doing a small birthday party for my oldest son the next day. For the baptism, I want to bake cake pops (60 less or more) with a receipe from Hungry girl (cake mix with a can of cream soda). The only decoration on them will be a cross (I want to use one of those food gel). For the birthday, I want to bake 3 small cakes (I think the pan is 4 inches) and decoration will be the Octonauts.
question 1- how many days before can I bake the cake pops and the 3 small cakes?
question 2- what is the best way the store them until Saturday and Sunday?
question 3- Can I decorate them in advance or should I wait until the day of....
question 4- what will be the best and easier way to decorate the "octonauts" cakes: icing or fondant?
one will be white, one orange and the other one white and black.
question 5- almond paste or marzipan to make the ears and nose of the octonauts?
Lot of question, I know. Some of you might think I won't be able to do everything I want to do, but this is why I want to start early if possible (I am last minute type of person). thank you for your answers