Can you offer any make ahead Tips?

I would like to serve these at an upcoming party I’m catering and would need to prepare them at least a day in advance. Please advise if cupcakes should be refrigerated and if merengue can be prepared in advance. I can torch on site and possibly frost on site, but cannot prepare merengue or fill cupcakes on site. Thanks.

Chef Jil
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aargersi April 13, 2022
You could probably fill and chill the cupcakes and make the merengue in advance but honestly for what you want to do I’d find a different recipe or at the very least do a test run. My main concerns would be the cupcakes getting soggy overnight and the merengue weeping.
These sound amazing but I wouldn’t make my first run a catering experiment!
 
Chef J. April 13, 2022
Those were my concerns as well. I have an opportunity to do a test run, but I just don't see the merengue keeping for as long as I need it to. Many other choices so I'll leave this recipe for a different time. Thanks for the input.
 
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