The third annual Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off is only ten days away! To celebrate, we’re counting down ten things we already love about this year’s event.

10. A new & improved baking kit. Take a look and download the recipe, cupcake toppers, flyers and more for your bake sale!

9. Three years with Her Campus. We’re thrilled that the ladies over at Her Campus are baking a change with us once again. Her Campus Chapters: join your friends at Hampton U, Boston College, Hartford, Rowan, Saint Joseph’s, Clemson, West Virginia Wesleyan, U Mass Amherst and Chatham and bake with us! We’re excited to offer a special LeSportsac prize pack exclusively for the Her Campus chapter who raises the most money through their bake sale.

8. Instagram-worthy cupcake photos. Send us yours and we might feature it in our cupcake countdown!

7. The cupcake map. Every day we update the map with new teams and it just keeps growing! Do you know someone in a state that’s still empty? Tell them to show their hometown pride and sign up for a sale today.

View Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off Teams 2013 in a full screen map

6. Twitter parties. Last week Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Ant Roman & Lindsay Brown joined us to celebrate the International Day of the Girl and offer their cupcake advice and expertise. We had a blast!

The only thing bigger than South Eastern Conference football rivalries: SEC cupcake rivalries.

The only thing bigger than South Eastern Conference football rivalries: SEC cupcake rivalries.

5. Friendly competition. It’s all in good fun, but this is a bake-off after all and the competition is heating up. Do you think your team will claim the prize in one of our main categories?

  • Most Money Raised
  • Best Table Display
  • Best Cupcake Photography
  • Best Social Media

4. Teamwork. Yes, we love the competition, but many of our teams are working together to bake something twice as nice. Take the She’s the First*{Campus} Chapters at Wayzata High School and Hopkins High School in Minnesota for example — go team!

Order the official 2013 Bake-Off shirt for your team!

Order the official 2013 Bake-Off shirt for your team!

3. T-shirts. Our change-bakers always dress their teams in style, and you can too! 100% of the profits from these BKTees shirts will go towards the 2013 bake-off grand total.

2. The girls we’re sponsoring. Visit our Meet the Scholars page to learn more about the amazing girls we have the privilege of working with – many of whom were sponsored by the bake-offs in 2011 & 2012!

1. YOU! Without a doubt, the best part of the bake-off is you, the bakers. We’re honored that you’ve decided to join us and excited beyond words to bake a change with you this year. Get ready for the best week ever!

Have you registered your baking team yet? We’re only ten days away, so the clock is ticking! Sign up now and join the fun!