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!!