Facebook Contest: Pinkalicious
Pinkalicious is a bright and colorful children’s book and would make a great last minute Christmas present. The beautiful illustrations help reveal the story of a little girl who eats too many cupcakes and turns pink! After a trip to the doctor and a prescribed diet of green vegetables, everything returns to normal again.
This classic book has been around awhile but is new to us. Our son loves it. It’s available extensively in stores and online. We found a new hard back copy on Amazon.com for around $10.
For 2010, Pinkalicious will become an even bigger part of children’s lives, with a collection of Pinkalicious dolls, activities, apparel, home décor, and publishing. The people behind Pinkalicious have offered a fun Pink Cupcake Recipe to try!
Pink Velvet Cupcakes
1 stick butter
1/2 C. sugar
1 C. buttermilk
1/4 cup strawberry juice *(see below)
2 T. cocoa
1 t. vanilla
1 T. vinegar
1 t. soda (sifted)
2 1/2 C. cake flour
1 t. salt
*2 Tb red food coloring (optional, instead of strawberry juice)
Directions: Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add strawberry juice and cocoa. Add salt to flour and sift. Add flour and buttermilk alternately, mix well. Add vanilla, mix well. Add soda and vinegar and don’t beat, just blend. Bake in 8 cupcake tins about 20 minutes at 350.
For the strawberry juice: cook a pint of strawberries with 1⁄2 cup sugar and juice of 1⁄2 a lemon. Let cool. Strain. If the juice is very liquidy, reduce over medium heat to obtain a syrup consistency. OR use food coloring
Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients: 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 box of confectioners sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract . Don’t forget to add some PINK!
Directions: In bowl of electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter, on low speed, until very smooth with no lumps. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, on low speed, until fully incorporated and smooth.
FACEBOOK CONTEST: To win a copy of Pinkalicious, you just have to be a Mogul Baby Facebook Fan! Contest ends December 26th midnight.
CONGRATS TO TONI!