Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway

Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

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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.

Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Blender Features:

  • 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.

Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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35 Responses to “Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway”

  1. 1
    Diana Cole — July 18, 2011 @ 8:48 pm
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    Diana Cole — July 18, 2011 @ 8:51 pm
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    Patricia Pinkston — July 18, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Don’t remember where I got this recipe, but here it is.

    Pink Lemonade Pie
    Serves: 6
    Ingredients
    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 (6-ounce) container frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
    • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 4 drops red food color (optional)
    • 1 (9-inch) prepared shortbread pie crust
    Instructions
    1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add lemonade concentrate and beat until well combined. Stir in whipped topping and food color, if desired.

    2. Spoon into pie crust and freeze 20 minutes. Serve, or cover and chill until ready to serve.

  4. 4
    Jessie C. — July 19, 2011 @ 12:17 am
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    Jessie C. — July 19, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    stumbled the post@tcarolinep

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    JessieKatie — July 19, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway #cupcakes recipes #girly http://t.co/RiSwKRL

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    Cathy W — July 19, 2011 @ 6:02 am
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    Cathy W — July 19, 2011 @ 6:12 am
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    Beautiful pink cakes for an very important cause. Best of luck to the winner of that beautiful blender….I have 2 so don’t need to take part in the giveaway. xo

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    Nicole — July 19, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    My fave pink recipe – a drink of course! Pink lemonade champagne punch: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/pink-lemonade-champagne-punch-recipe/index.html

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    Georgia Pellegrini — July 19, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    These cupcakes look SO heavenly!

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    Kitty Mayne — July 19, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

    KitchenAid blender Giveaway http://t.co/q8th4mL

  13. 18
    Mikki — July 19, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    My favorite pink food is strawberry cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting made with strawberry syrup!

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    Monet — July 19, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    What a great cause…and what a great cupcake. Thank you so much for sharing with me tonight…I’m salivating…and thank you for all your kind words on my own blog. I appreciate you! Have a blessed week!

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    Isabela Rose — July 19, 2011 @ 11:44 pm
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    Isabela Rose — July 19, 2011 @ 11:45 pm
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    Foodierama — July 20, 2011 @ 2:14 am

    Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway http://bit.ly/puiTeu #foodie

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    Tammy in Alabama — July 20, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    I love the cupcakes. I have a bottle of champagne and I am going to make these this weekend. One of my favorite pink recipes is for a frozen salad, especially with these hot summer days. Here is the recipe:

    Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad

    Ingredients
    • 1 large can (20 oz) well drained crushed pineapple
    • 1 pint sour cream
    • 1- 9 ounce cool whip
    • 4 mashed bananas
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 1 cup nuts (optional)
    • 2 cans whole cranberry sauce (make sure you get whole)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    Instructions
    Mix all ingredients well and spoon into cupcake papers placed in a muffin pan. Freeze. When frozen, remove from muffin pan and place in Ziploc bag. Can eat with a fork or peel back the paper and eat it like an ice cream bar.

    These are so yummy! Thank you for all you do… I have been looking for a new blender and think I will just have to get a pink one… so girly:) Many Blessings.. Tammy in Alabama

  19. 24
    Christine — July 20, 2011 @ 2:10 pm
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    Isabela Rose — July 20, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    http://shinycooking.com/currant-sorbet

    what’s even better, this recipe can be made on the kitchen aid blender :)

  21. 27
    Kimberly Harris — July 21, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway #cupcakes recipes #girly http://t.co/XgVJEg3

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    Carole — July 21, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
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    Carole — July 21, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    I liked the Del Webb page on FB, posted your pink lemonade recipe, and also shared it with my friends. I don’t know how to grab the link for my “Share” post.

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    Carole — July 21, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
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    Erika — July 21, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    SO CUTE! I have so many things I could use this for. Showers, parties, birthdays!

    I tweeted these!

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    Carol Spodobalski — July 21, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Cook for the Cure: Pink Champagne Cupcakes and a KitchenAid Giveaway #cupcakes recipes #girly http://t.co/sNSlsxB

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    Eamonn Grant — July 22, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    So cuute! #cupcakes recipes http://t.co/lGV8Tbz

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  29. 35

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