We recently had a wonderful family event at school which ended with cupcakes for all. Except cupcakes for all doesn't usually include my egg-allergic girls unless Mama makes them herself. Any event with baked goods makes my heart race either at the thought of my girls getting into something they shouldn't eat because of unclear labeling or at the thought of them once again sitting idly by watching all of their friends enjoy a cupcake with their own hands empty. If (like what happens at this particular event) the cupcakes are removed from their containers for serving, simply writing "Egg Free" on the container is not going to work. You really need something legible on each individual cupcake.
So here's my homemade allergy hack. Cupcake flags made from a toothpick and a tiny Post-it flag. You can write your allergy labeling as needed and wrap the sticky portion of the Post-it flag around the top of the toothpick. Voila. Perfectly sized cupcake flags. And with a bajilion colors of Post-its available, you can be sure there is one available to match your frosting. Easy Peasy and no worries for allergy families. Because everyone should be able to eat a cupcake. #allergylife #allergyhack