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It’s the heart of football season in the South. Homecoming. The big game. And every tailgater tries to do something even more special than the next. This year I got it in my head to make these cute little Mississippi State team cupcakes and toppers. And man, I didn’t know what I was getting into. Not the cupcakes mind you, but the toppers. Ever tried to make maroon royal icing? Well its a gift, I’ll tell ya. Gel food coloring and pens are a godsend, but getting that proper shade is just almost impossible. The photography here just doesn’t do it justice (sorry, playing around with settings I shouldn’t have). Nonetheless, I’ll give you the recipe, which can be changed for your team (of course) or any occasion that you want!. I found the formulas for the various SEC teams over at Southern Living and since they didn’t specifically mention MISSISIPPI STATE (only the school up north) I went with the color they had used for A&M, its maroon for sure, but somehow mine just didn’t turn out so, well maroon. But they’re cute and they’re full of spirit, right?Print
So, I missed on the color a bit, but the cupcakes are yummy for sure. I’ll keep experimenting with color and update you as I go. This however is why I’m not a professional baker/decorator. ;-)