I had the honor of making this years cake for the American Cancer Society’s Survivors Dinner and Relay for Life kickoff party! ACS is close to my heart and I will always donate what I can to them.
xoxo, Mama Bird
I can’t recall how I actually found Frosting for a Cause, I stumbled I guess upon it in one of nights spent researching cupcakes and I was so intrigued. I have been personally affected by cancer in so many ways and I want this post to honor all of those I have loved and lost and those who have so courageously battled this and are winning!!
Mimi my full of life grandma who is next to my son, my most favorite person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She had a radical double mastectomy when she was in her 30’s and lived until she was 89 Cancer free. She loved to tell everyone she baked, the crazy thing was she never actually baked!! She was the first female buyer that Belk Dept stores ever had this was in the 50’s she was a pioneer. She was a career woman who had a chic hat for every single occasion. She only wore a hat once. I have everyone!! Back to the cakes. Being that she was known by every woman in the Charlotte area she knew all the best bakers and she would claim these women”s cakes as her own! Shame!! I make all my cakes, but like her I love to entertain and sharing food is my way of sharing love.
I recently participated in Cupcakes for Cures (www.cupcakesforcure.com) at Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC. I am hoping to help start Cupcakes for Cures in the Charlotte Metro area and I would love for all of you to help start one in your area. It was a great success and gives 100% of the proceeds to American Cancer Society.
Today in honor of my Mimi who had some great rules to live by a “toddy a day, will keep you looking young and staying sain”. How true that is!
Pina Colada Cupcakes
I took my favorite vanilla cupcake and switched up the liquid, added some fruit and boy was it a success!!
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 sticks soften butter
¾ cup coconut milk
¼ cup coconut rum
1 tsp vanilla
1 small can crushed pineapple
Preheat oven to 350. Mix coconut milk, rum, vanilla and juice from pineapples; set aside. Sift flour, sugar, powder; cream in butter. Rotate between milk mix and eggs. Stir in pineapple. Makes 2 to 3 dozen. Bake 20-22 mins at 350.
Hope you enjoy!!
Cupcakes for Cures is Asheville’s Cupcake Faceoff created a group of cupcake loving, cancer fighting Ashevilleans.
Professional bakers, amateur bakers and youth bakers compete for bragging rights and fantastic prizes all while raising funds to find cures for cancer. Bakers can enter multiple culinary creations in true Asheville categories like Best Beer Cupcake, Best Gluten-Free Cupcake, Best Holiday and Special Occasion Cupcake, Best Birthday Cupcake and Best Local Foods Cupcake.
About: We are raising money to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to find cures for cancer because it is projected that in 2010 over 1,000 Ashevilleans will hear the words, “you have cancer.”
Cancer affects everyone. It touches everyone. Me, my family, my friends EVERYONE! I am going to JUST DO IT! I have ALWAYS dreamed of competing in a Food Competition and I think this is MY CALLING!!! It is really soon and Lord only knows what I will pull out!!
To enter as an Amateur which I AM! You do a $30 tax deductible donation for each entry. I think I am going to do 2. My CLASSIC all time fav Very Vanilla maybe my 2nd fav Chocolate Orange Crush and maybe a BEER entry umm, that is 3 well, maybe 3. Huh?