Cupcakes are a childhood favorite because the decadent treats are just the right size for satisfying a small one's sweet tooth. But, transporting the tiny cakes to a class party or potluck dinner can be a bit of a pain.

Many a mother has driven cautiously while watching the sweets slide around in the top of a box or topple from a muffin pan. Recently, I came across this smart solution — The Cupcake Courier ($30). The translucent plastic carrier holds three trays of 12 cupcakes and bottom latches secure it while a handle provides convenient toting. And if you remove the trays, the carrier can hold a cake.