Two days before the party I did the coconut cake. This cake is very dense and very moist, and if you keep it air tight in the refrigerator it will keep as long as a week. I put it in a cake box, put the cake box in a big plastic bag and put it in the fridge. The next day I baked and frosted the other two, and decorated all three. There wasn’t that much decoration on them, and I had some confectioners sugar/butter decorators icing in the freezer that I divided up, added food coloring to, and did the piping on all three. I finished at 2 AM. The next day, all three were transported to the party and consumed (there is still some maple walnut cake in my mother’s freezer).