I am thrilled to be participating in Paula of Vanilla Bean Bake’s Frosting for the Cause project. “What is that?” you ask:
Beginning January 1, 2011 a total of 365 sugar cookie & cupcake bakers/decorators and bloggers from across Canada and the United States will take turns doing a guest post at Frosting for the Cause. Once a day, every day for a year you will be treated to a new and talented blogger who will showcase their home-made, hand-decorated cookies or cupcakes together with their recipes. By signing onto this project every guest baker/blogger has committed to not only donating a batch of their cookies or cupcakes to their local Women’s Hospice but they have also committed to making a personal $25.00 donation to either the Canadian or American Cancer Society to be directed to research projects that are working diligently to find cures specifically for cancers that affect only women. Through the generous volunteer commitment of the 365 guest bakers on Frosting for the Cause, we will not only raise awareness of all of the cancers that currently affect women, but we will raise a total of $9,125 alone for research into these diseases.
I signed up almost immediately, even though I am not really a baker – I still wanted to to contribute to this worthy cause.
The inspiration for my contribution actually came about whilst I was in Mexico over the holidays… Head on over to Frosting for the Cause for the recipe and inspiration (link no longer valid) behind this “symphony in pink” and maybe join up yourself?
Since Paula’s site is no longer live, I came back to re-create this recipe to post here. You can find the updated recipe (and photos!) here!