Pink Cupcakes for Pink Ribbon Day

In honour of Pink Ribbon Day today, and my dear friend Rachel popping over for morning tea, I whipped up a batch of Pretty Sour-cream Cupcakes. That’s actually the name of the recipe, as opposed to a description of how I thought they looked.  But they did indeed look quite pretty and they tasted great – if I do say so myself!

And, I got to use my brand new cake dome. Isn’t it gorgeous!  I picked it up at Peter Baker Finch over the weekend.

If you aren’t, or haven’t already attended a Pink Ribbon event you can donate money and purchase some really lovely pink things via the Pink Ribbon Shop website.

Pink Ribbon Lunch

Every year in October I host a function for a small group of friends to raise money for breast cancer. In the past I have had breakfasts and morning teas and this year I held a lunch. It was such a lovely day – a group of gorgeous girls, a glass or two of bubbles and some yummy food…and we raised $240. 

We kicked off the morning with a glass of gelati champagne – a brilliant idea from the wonderful Jill Dupleix. Add a teaspoon of your favourite gelati (we had berry) then top carefully with champagne.  Yum!

And, for the non-drinkers – Pom-Ade, a refreshing pomegranate drink with lemonade and soda.

For starters I served a melon, proscuitto and bocconcini salad from the new Women’s Weekly 12 Days of Christmas cook book.

For main I served a Rocket Quiche and Peppery Lemon Chicken (both from the WW 12 Days of Christmas cookbook), Spinach Salad with Bosc Pears, Cranberries, Red Onion and Toasted Hazelnuts and Daikon Salad (a recipe from my sister that I think may be from Jill Dupleix).

Rocket Quiche

Peppery Lemon Chicken

Spinach Salad

Daikon Salad

And then for dessert, an idea I got from the new magazine, The Outdoor Room – brownies with berries and cream.  I used the Brownie recipe from Epicurious.

What a wonderful day – I wish I could do that every Friday.  Thank you to my gorgeous friends for your generous donations.