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OK, so you forgot about your kids’ school bake sale to raise money for the track team. It happens to the best of us. But we’ve got a little trick to avoid showing up empty-handed and losing any street cred with the other moms in carpool drop-off.

Step 1: Buy some beautiful, pre-made cupcakes, but avoid anything too complicated. No one is going to believe you had the time to bake a dozen cupcakes and whip up some mini cannoli from scratch.

Step 2: Use a knife to muss up the frosting. (How do they even get it to look so perfect, anyway?)

Step 3: Put the cupcakes in Tupperware and pass along to little Charlie. The other moms will never know.

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Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth

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