|Kelly Jones proudly displays the pink cupcakes Lisa made for the Pink Party that helped raise the money to qualify her to walk in the three-day Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Boston on July 27-19. Good luck Kelly!|
A friend’s daughter signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60-mile walk in Boston. To be eligible to walk, she had to raise $2,500. Her mother, being a breast cancer survivor, wanted to help her raise the money so she planned a Pink Party Fund Raiser. It was at her home and the theme, of course, was “pink”! She had pink food, pink prizes, and everyone wore pink. I wanted to bring a fun dessert and thought what would be better than pink cupcakes? I scoured the internet looking for recipes that looked interesting, and came upon this one. I tried it out on my family first, and if you saw the video you know they were a great success! They were also a big hit at the party. They are easy to make, light, fluffy, delicious and pink! You could really make these cupcakes for any occasion—baby showers (pink and/or blue), graduations (using the school colors), or for just about any occasion. Try them out and let us know how you like them. —Lisa
For 24 cupcakes, you'll need:
1 box white cake mix (I use Betty Crocker)
1 ¼ cups champagne
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
4 to 5 drops red food coloring (or any color you want!)
For the champagne frosting you'll need:
½ cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup champagne
1 tsp vanilla
4 to 5 drops food coloring
To decorate use, pink sugar crystals.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper baking cups in each of the 24 muffin cups.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine cake mix and champagne. Add oil, eggs, and food color. Beat until well mixed. Divide evenly into muffin cups.
Bake 17-20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean). Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cool.
In a medium bowl, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost and top with sugar crystals.
We’d love to see the pictures of some of your cupcakes! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org