I know this isn't cupcakes, but my kids are always begging me to make them. They prefer them over cupcakes, actually
Cake balls (I hate the name but hey, I'm not that inventive)
I make the cake normally. Then I break it up and mix it with the frosting. Make little two-inch balls out of the new batter. Then, dip them in chocolate. Once the chocolate hardens, storage is easy.
Oooh - that's a great idea for all of the miscellaneous parties at school where I want to bring in something cool for her and the other children - thanks!!