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Thursday, October 02, 2008

October breast cancer charity cupcakes

Here are some of the bakeries doing breast cancer benefit special cupcakes this month. Please also check out Duncan Hines' Cupcakes for a Cause, which really gears up this month, and many bakeries around the United States will be participating.

In Australia:

Michel’s Patisserie, a leading Australian franchise under the Retail Food Group banner, has thrown their support behind the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon campaign with the sale of Pink Ribbon Cupcakes throughout October.

Michel’s Patisserie stores across Australia will donate 30 cents from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Cupcake to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

Last year, Michel’s sold more than 170,000 cupcakes for the Foundation. This year, it hopes to raise up to $75,000 for breast cancer research.


More Cupcakes in Chicago is doing a promotion:

Hope MORE
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and with one in eight women still being diagnosed with breast cancer, MORE hopes to use sweetness in the fight against cancer. This Saturday, October 4, MORE will devote their entire case to pink-cupcakes (chocolate strawberry, and strawberry) as well as the special "Hope MORE" cupcake, a treat worthy of this cause, features a pink velvet cake base with luscious cream cheese frosting and pink white chocolate curls. This Saturday only, MORE will donate a portion of all cupcake sales to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Thereafter, a portion of the sales of the "Hope MORE" cupcake will go directly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Enjoy a Pink cupcake and hope MORE for a cure.

from Houstonist about Crave Cupcakes:

Houston's Crave Cupcakes' pink ribbon breast cancer cupcakes

To assist in this noble cause, CRAVE Cupcakes (which was recently named as Houston's Best Bakery by the Houston Press) has put together some limited edition "CRAVE-ing a Cure" gift boxes, which are sure to put a smile on your face. The gift boxes contain six of CRAVE's famous cupcakes -- two each of dark chocolate, vanilla and strawberry -- that are decorated with the ubiquitous pink ribbon...

But the best part of CRAVE's gift boxes isn't just their contents. It's the fact that 100% of the proceeds go to the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. The Breast Center's mission is two-fold: they provide care and treatment for breast cancer patients while also carrying out internationally-recognized cancer research.


from Hudson, Ohio's Main Street Cupcakes:

Main Street Cupcakes' raspberry aware cupcake

Hudson businesses will be "In the Pink" throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Main Street Cupcakes will follow suit with their "Color for a Cure" Cupcake Contest. Children of all ages are encouraged to come into Main Street Cupcakes from October 1st through October 9th to pick up a coloring sheet to enter the challenge. $.50 donations are requested for each sheet. All of the money raised will go directly to a local Oncologist's Office that is a part of the Ireland Cancer Center, and the money will benefit Cancer Patients who are currently undergoing Chemotherapy treatment for this life threatening illness.

The coloring contest submissions will be on display throughout Main Street Cupcakes, and the winners will be announced on Saturday, October 11th. Three winners will be chosen based on imagination, use of colors, and beautiful presentation. Each sheet has a spot for the child's picture so be sure to attach a picture so the participants can be honored with their works of art that are for such a good cause. The three age groups are 5 years and under, 6 to 11, and 12 to 18 years old. Each winner will receive a very special "Decorate your own cupcake party" package. It is a one hour party held at Main Street Cupcakes for the winner and 9 of his or her friends. The family has one year to redeem the prize. Children and parents can start picking up the coloring sheets on September 27th from Main Street Cupcakes. All sheets must be turned in no later than by October 9th.

Throughout the entire month of October, Main Street cupcakes will continue to fundraise by selling their "Raspberry Aware Cupcake." It's a white cupcake baked with fresh raspberries, topped with a pink raspberry butter crème, and garnished with pink ribbon sprinkles. $.50 from the sale of each "Raspberry Aware Cupcake" will also go towards the donation at the end of October to the Ireland Cancer Center.

Main Street Cupcakes supports local charities, churches, and assisted living homes on an ongoing basis, but they take great pride in October's Breast Cancer Awareness initiative and hope to make the entire month of October special for all those who participate in the fundraising, and help to support this very important cause.

Magnolia Bakery in New York is offering a special:


photo by Blondie and Brownie

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Magnolia Bakery is proud to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation with their “Power of the Cupcake” fund. Specially made during the month of October, Magnolia offers Pink Ribbon cupcakes, with custom-designed Pink Ribbon de-con, with fifty cents of each sale going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. With breast cancer affecting millions of women each year, Magnolia is thrilled to be part of such an important cause and offer guests and easy and affordable way to contribute.

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes are available at all Magnolia locations for $3.00

Chicago's Swirlz Cupcakes is selling these pink ribbon ones:

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes from Swirlz Cupcakes

In honor of Cancer Awareness Month, Sugarbaby’s Cupcake Boutique is promoting 2 unique ways to show your support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer. On special days this October, Sugarbaby’s will be offering Pink Ribbon Cupcakes honoring Houston’s Young Survival Coalition (Oct. 16th – 18th), and the 5th Annual “Cupcakes for a Cause” week honoring CancerCare for Kids (Oct. 21st-26th). A portion of proceeds for each cupcake design will go to the designated organization.

from the Santa Ynez Valley Journal:

Cupcakes for Cancer

Among the various booths offering art, wine, or tasty treats, the Cupcakes for Cancer booth sparkled sweetest of all.

Three pretty girls offered the little cakes with pink and chocolate frosting and tiny decorations atop each.

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