Purple cupcakes around the country for epilepsy awareness

Last week we told you that this week sees the launch of The Purple Cupcake Project to promote epilepsy awareness.

From their press release:

This week, bakeries across the United States are cooking up purple cupcakes in an effort to increase awareness about epilepsy nationwide. The Great Purple Cupcake Project is an initiative of The Anita Kaufmann Foundation -- an American epilepsy education organization and the US Sponsor of Purple Day for epilepsy awareness.

The Great Purple Cupcake Project provides a simple and delectable way for local businesses to educate their communities and support the international day for epilepsy awareness, Purple Day. Joining the project are over 75 bakeries from California to New York, ranging in size from family-owned shops to multi-store chains. Proceeds donated from purple cupcake sales will benefit epilepsy awareness.

"Cupcakes are a great way to get the word out about epilepsy. They appeal to everyone, young and old," says Heather Carter, Co-Owner of Cupcakes Gourmet in Frazer, PA. "It's our hope that attaching a cupcake to a health condition affecting so many will help get epilepsy the attention it deserves."

Click here to find a bakery near you participating in this very special charity event.

And some purple cupcakes being sold at Atlanta bakery Sweet Pockets (home of the super-fun cupcake bingo!), who are selling a special blueberries and cream purple cupcake as well as a few others where a portion of their sales go to The Anita Kaufmann Foundation, and even have adorable The Great Purple Cupcake Project flags! Visit www.sweet-pockets.com or their Facebook page or @sweetpockets on Twitter for more information.

Blueberries and cream purple cupcakes by Sweet Pockets

We'll have more coverage of this charity project, and if you eat or see a purple cupcake or are selling them, send in your photos (as well as flavor/price/any other important info) to cupcakestakethecake at gmail.com for posting!