Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway
Contest is closed – Congratulations to Diana!
I have been wanting to make these cupcakes for a while. I guess I was just waiting for just the right time. They are so cute, simple and incredibly feminine. Kinda the opposite of me, I’m more of a tomboy, but I really want to be all pink, and frilly like these cupcakes.
When I was contacted by Del Webb to participate in promoting the Cooks for the Cure events to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®, I knew I had to make those special pink champagne cupcakes. They are quick, easy, and just too cute. Del Webb is the nation’s leading active adult community builder. They have partnered with KitchenAid®, to sponsor Cooks for the Cure events to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. From July 15- 24, 45 Del Webb communities across the nation will be hosting the events. They are free and open to the public. Activities at these events include: cooking demonstrations, food samplings, live entertainment, silent auctions, raffles, prizes and more. Click on this link to find locations and dates of events.
Del Webb is sponsoring Cooks for the Cure as part of the event’s 10th anniversary, which challenges America to host 1,000 dinner parties to raise money for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. The annual event has raised nearly $8 million since 2001 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®.
To help raise awarenesss, Del Webb and KitchenAid® are giving away some fabulous pink appliances. For one lucky reader here at Eclectic Recipes, they are offering this adorable pink blender.
- Exceptional Blending System
- 5 Speeds
- 56-Oz. Blend & Serve Pitcher
- Stay-Put Lid w/Ingredient Cup
- Patented stainless steel blade is positioned on four different planes for fast, thorough blending.
- Steel-Reinforced Coupler
For a chance to win this fabulous Cook for the Cure® edition, pink KitchenAid® Blender share please do one or all of the following things as an entry (Max 5 entries):
Link up your favorite pink recipe, or a recipe you would link to make at a dinner party to benefit the cause below, and then leave a comment saying which recipe you added. Alternatively if you don’t have a recipe blog you can just link to a favorite recipe at another site or tell me in the comment section what your favorite pink food or dinner party food is.
Like the Del Webb FB page and then post your favorite pink recipe, or a recipe you would link to make at a dinner party to benefit the cause on their FB page, and then leave a comment here saying which recipe you added.
Share this post on twitter and/or facebook or Stumble this post. Leave a comment saying which ones you’ve done.
For a total of 5 possible entries.
Giveaway closes on midnight July 24.
Pink Champagne Cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
1 box white cake mix
a few drops red food coloring
champagne - to use in place of water for cake mix
For the frosting:
8 oz shortening
1 lb powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 - 3 tablespoons milk
Candy Pearl Sprinkles
Cook cake according to package instructions, replacing champagne for the water and adding a few drops of red food coloring to make cupcakes pink.
Let cupcakes cool and make frosting by adding shortening and powdered sugar to stand mixer. Mix on high with whisk attachment until blended. Add vanilla and milk and mix on high until light and fluffy.
Frost cupcakes and sprinkle candy pearls on top.
Disclosure: I was compensated only with product for this giveaway post. Opinions are 100% mine.