Mini cakes are great for themed parties. Pipe letters on the cakes to spell out "Congratulations" or "Bon Voyage."
Bake the mini cakes up to 2 weeks ahead of time and freeze. Add the glaze when it's time for the party.
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.