Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes

My mom asked me two weeks ago if I would bake cupcakes for a Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale that was happening at her work. I agreed, and I must admit, they came out pretty amazing. I was so proud of my work. They were sold for $2.00 a cupcake, so I was able to help raise almost $50, just by baking cupcakes for the breast cancer foundation! I’m sure they’ve raised a lot more because there were many other baked good that were brought in. It was super easy to make these, and if you have a bake sale for breast cancer, I suggest you give it a try.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes

Ingredients:

for the Cupcakes:

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 whole eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup + 1/3 cup milk

for the Frosting:

4 sticks of butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoon vanilla extract

for the Decoration:

fondant
pink icing dye
pink edible glitter
white sprinkle balls

Directions:

for the Cupcakes:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients.

4. Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.

for the Frosting:

1. Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixture until completely smooth and creamy.

2. With the mixer on low speed, add in powdered sugar slowly.

3. Gradually increase mixer speed and add vanilla, then beat for 2-3 minutes, scraping down sides and bottom of the bowl. If frosting is too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached If it’s too thin, add sugar gradually until it thickens.

4. Frost cupcakes and top with decorations immediately.

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for the Fondant Decoration:

1. Dye fondant pink by adding dye, and rolling and folding the fondant around in your hands. (caution: hands may turn slightly pink, but it washes out!)

2. Take a small amount of pink fondant and roll out, press down slightly with thumb to flatten; it should look like a flat snake.

3. Fold one side over to create the breast cancer ribbon. Use small paintbrush to cover with glitter.

4. Add to the top of the frosting. Add small white sprinkle balls around the frosting swirl.

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Cupcake & Frosting Adapted from: How Sweet It Is

Fondant Decoration: Kay’s Sweet Obsessions Original

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