how far in advance should i make cupcakes if the party is tomorrow friday at seven pm
Cupcakes hold up pretty well, so you can make them today. Keep them in a sealed container, and I doubt anyone will know they were made a day ahead.
Agree with HLA. You can make them a day ahead, and even frost them ahead of time. The important thing is to let them cool completely before frosting!
And the other important thing is not to overbake them!
And not eat them all before the party lol!