You don’t have to make picture-perfect cupcakes. Pick up some store-bought cupcake mix for your kid’s next bake sale, and then use cupcake toppers. “A good cupcake topper can hide any imperfections and make your homemade cupcakes look professional,” mom Jamie Yahne says. “Just keep the frosting simple and add a cute little toy or holiday-shaped chocolate candy from the bulk food department.” Bake, frost, top and go. Your child can even help or, if she’s old enough, put them together, herself.