As an alum, I’m probably biased, but I tend to think Michigan grads are slightly more loyal to their alma mater than your average college grad. Maybe it’s the tradition of football that heightens our loyalty to a level of crazy, but, whatever the case, loyal we are. I love how you can be on the street in any city in the world and see someone in Michigan gear (I once saw a man wearing a Michigan hat in Chefchaoeun, Morocco). And I love how when you are wearing Michigan gear, you’re fairly likely to have a random stranger shout “Go Blue!” at you.
The amount of Michigan memorabilia I own is astounding. I have enough Michigan tee shirts to avoid doing laundry for a month, if I felt inclined to wear maize & blue everyday. I have Michigan gnomes, keychains, and earrings. I even have a little Michigan sweater for my dog. Why not, then, branch out to Michigan-themed food?
These cake pops were actually a birthday request from my sister, who was in town for a football game and wanted to take them to a tailgate. I used the same method I always use for cake pops (described here, here, and here), but just added copious amounts of blue and yellow dye to the cake mix. I love how they turned out – very bright, very fun, and very Michigan.