Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Birthdays Cupcakes (for Mystery Box #9)

 Birthdays.

Many dislike them, because they signify becoming another year older.

However, for some they represent a success. Another year, another milestone. Another victory in the fight against cancer.

 This month's Mystery Box competition challenged us to make cupcakes celebrating birthdays. I decided to celebrate the hope for a world with MORE BIRTHDAYS. I am participating in, and on the publicity committee for, my local Relay for Life (an event for the American Cancer Society) in April, and I have been raising money by selling cupcakes. (To learn more about Why I Relay and/or to make a donation, please visit my personal page.) One of Relay's goals is to "Create A World With Less Cancer and More Birthdays", so I decided that I would pay tribute to this mission with my entry this month.

Relay's color theme is purple (like the pink for breast cancer research) so I created some homemade Purple Velvet Cupcakes with a purple-tinted frosting. I baked them in party balloon liners and decorated them with festive sprinkles and celebratory star-shaped candles. I filled a few water balloons and labeled each with a different age to celebrate survivors of all ages, all the way to 100! Let's celebrate HOPE this month - hope for MORE BIRTHDAYS.