Thursday, October 10, 2013


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Think PINK Cupcakes
by Kimberley 

Have you checked your girls lately? Perhaps not. Like most women, we are busy, too busy to take care of ourselves. But this month, we are reminded why it is so important to take care of our health first. Breast cancer is a part of our lives. If we haven't been directly affected, then someone we know has. But it doesn't have to be this way. I will never forget a poster in our high school nurse's office that stated "80% of all cancer is preventable." This has stuck with me. Because whether it is lifestyle choices or early detection methods, we all have a hand (pun intended) in preventing cancer. 

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To celebrate the "girls" and your girlfriends, why not bake up a batch of these easy, tasty cupcakes with pink frosting and serve with a cup of tea? That's what I will be doing.

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Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

This recipe makes approximately 24 mini cupcakes plus 6 regular cupcakes, or 18 regular cupcakes.

In a large bowl, cream together 1/3 cup softened butter, 1/3 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg.

Add 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt. Combine and then add 3/4 cups milk.

Scoop into lined muffin or cupcake tins.

Bake minis for 15 minutes, bake regular cupcakes for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

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Pink Frosting:

Cream 1 cup softened butter in medium bowl, and slowly add 2 cups confectioners sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of milk (or more) to smooth out. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

When completely smooth, add color- 3 drops of liquid color or a small dab of paste color. Blend until color is incorporated.

When cupcakes have cooled, frost with Pink Frosting. You can spread on or place frosting in a zip top bag, seal, and snip corner to pipe out frosting onto cupcakes. You may want to decorate with some cute pink candies.

Enjoy! (and be sure to check your girls!)

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Guest Contributor: Kimberley Mulla

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was six years old. I have been baking & cooking ever since.

I specialize in artisan marshmallows & confections. I want to sell a product that I would feed my children. The ingredients are simple, often local, organic & fair trade as well. 

I love making marshmallows. Every single one. It brings me so much joy to create something unique, tasty, and delightful.

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