There is absolutely no need to spend days baking cupcakes and cookies-- dredging in icing no.1, then piping in icing no. 2. And then-- pretend you're a color mixologist searching for the perfect shade of crimson in order to show your friends you have school spirit on game day. Uh, really? Pfff... leave that to your hair stylist. Please. Seriously, who has that kind of time anyway? Okay, maybe Martha, but not me.
My philosophy-- Make mine "in moderation". Sometimes all you need to do in order to give your signature treat that special little touch is an understated nod to the occasion for which it's being prepared. Which brings us back to tailgating.
A colleague of mine introduced me to a yummy website: www.bakeitpretty.com. Really fun. You can find all sorts of baking supplies and packaging materials. I have pulled a few things that I thought may be of interest to you:
The cute cupcake carrier makes transporting treats across campus a breeze. Or, go for the fun liners-- your go-to cupcake recipe with vanilla icing and red or white sprinkles are all you need. No time to bake your own? Just drop the liners off to your fav bakery ahead of time or plan to slip already baked cupcakes into the specialty liners for an extra special look.
All images courtesy of Bake It Pretty... now, go place your order!