Yes, they may snicker “there goes Supermom” behind your back, but you’ll still be glad you got the Cupcake Courier. A mother of two who has made thousands of cupcakes and knows firsthand how hard it is to transport them designed this rectangular, translucent plastic container. It carries up to three dozen cupcakes in three stackable trays, and has a carry handle. You can also use it for muffins, or remove the trays and turn it into a cake carrier. The Cupcake Courier comes in four pretty pastel shades. Warning to apartment dwellers: it takes up a lot of space.
If you spring for the Cupcake Courier, you might as well crank things up a notch and get Karen Tack and Alan Richardson’s Hello Cupcake! Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). I’m not convinced just “anyone” can glue a Twinkie, a chocolate wafer, and a cupcake together with icing and make it look like a shark jumping out of the ocean, but many of the recipes look pretty easy, and it’s a great read, with fantastic photos.