Bake for a Cause!

Organising a bake sale is a great way to raise funds and awareness to support a cause that is dear to your heart, whether it is in education, nature preservation or supporting a cancer patient. Involving family members and friends in baking for a worthy cause is rewarding and great fun!

I was so pleased when my niece Taleen and her best friend Adiba joined me in baking and decorating pink ribbon cupcakes to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the King Hussein Cancer Foundation. Even though the proceeds were humble, it was a priceless experience, nonetheless.

Here is how Taleen and Adiba designed the prettiest pink ribbon cupcakes:

What you’ll need
Tools: 7cm rolling pin, sharp knife
Material: Cupcakes, pink fondant, white and chocolate frosting

Tip: You can colour both the white fondant and frosting with the gel colour that matches your cause

Bake the cupcakes using the flavour you desire. Chocolate and vanilla are always a favourite, but strawberry will match the theme perfectly too. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container before putting them in the refrigerator. This helps keep them from drying out

Generously pipe the white frosting on the vanilla and strawberry cupcakes and chocolate frosting on the chocolate cupcakes using any type of nozzle to create a fluffy swirl effect

When decorating with frosting, immediately store the frosted cupcakes in the fridge

To make the pink ribbon, start by rolling out pink fondant. Cut into strips and cut the little tails of the ribbons. Turn each strip into a ribbon shape and stick it together with a paintbrush and water, if needed. Finish by placing the pretty pink ribbons onto the cupcakes!

The awareness ribbon can be coloured according to your cause