Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pink Ribbon Day Cupcakes 2012



Today is Pink Ribbon Day at work, where people bring a plate and others make a gold coin donation to sample the goodies and raise funds for breast cancer research.  I can't pass up a good opportunity to bake, so I have made chocolate cupcakes with pink rosewater buttercream.

I wanted to branch out with my cupcake recipes, so instead of my old faithful Dinosaur Rock Chocolate Cupcakes, I made the chocolate cupcakes from p21 of The Primrose Bakery Book by Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas, and their vanilla buttercream (from p52) with a dash of cochineal to make it pink and half a teaspoon of rosewater so that the icing tasted pink.  Everything turned out so well that this could be my new favourite  cupcake recipe.


To top them off, I used some pink ribbon sprinkles and some little chocolate rounds containing popping candy that I bought as oddments from Sisko.

I am really proud of these cupcakes, especially the frosting, as I have for the first time ever successfully piped buttercream swirl roses.  Previously, I have had problems with my icing consistency so that the swirls collapsed. However, this time, the icing was the perfect piping consistency, and the swirls stayed firm and strong.

I hope that people enjoy them as we raise funds in support of Pink Ribbon Day.

10 comments:

yummychunklet said...

What great cupcakes for a great cause!

Kari said...

I feel really terrible that I didn't register today being Pink Ribbon Day. Hopefully I have time to support something before the day is out...I am often a step behind with things like this and I always mean to do better next time.

Guru Uru said...

What a beautiful way to support such a worthy cause my friend :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Johanna GGG said...

wow those cupcakes look amazing (and beautifully photographed too) - all those cupcake classes are certainly paying off and I imagine raising lots of money for a good cause

cquek said...

the photo is so beautiful. Well done!

Not Quite Nigella said...

Your buttercream roses are perfect! You should be very proud of them :D

Happy Cook / Finla said...

They look so cute and beautiful and yummy

Kayte said...

Gaye, these are just so beautiful. I think these are my favorites that you have ever made...well, these and your birthday cupcakes as I thought those were stunningly elegant. These are so pretty...you did a great job on the piping, looks so professional. The sprinkles just send it all over the top.

Elaine said...

How pretty!

Cindy said...

Well done! Many of my friends have suffered thru breast cancer. What a great cause.