October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. When I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year, I had never realized what an impact that weekend would have on me, nor would I have imagined so many shades of pink! Everyone unites with the purpose and goal…to end Breast Cancer.
As with many organizations, the ribbons are a symbol of support and awareness. With a few supplies from Wilton, you can easily make the awareness ribbons to show your support or help with your next fundraiser.
I started by mixing up my favorite white cake mix. I lined my muffin pan with a variety of baking cups, ruffle cups, pleated baking cups, and ruffled baking cups. Once baked, cool the cupcakes on a non-stick cooling grid.
Use a ruler and a marker to draw a 1/4” x 4” section on the plastic side of the Sugar Sheet, then cut that out with scissors. Peel off the plastic and fold over the Sugar Sheet to create the ribbon.
I also used fondant to make pink, green, and orange ribbons. The pink fondant ribbons were made with the Pastel Fondant Pack. For the green and orange, I used Leaf Green and Orange icing colors kneaded in the white Fondant.
Using my Perfect Height™ Rolling Pin, I sprinkled confectioner’s sugar on the counter and rolled out the fondant. Using my Cutter/Embosser, I cut out a 1/4” x 4” piece and carefully peeled it up and crossed it over to form my ribbon. You can easily brush on Pearl Dust™ if you want a shimmer.
The cupcakes were iced using a Disposable Decorating Bag, 1A Tip and Decorating Icing. I decorated the cupcakes with white icing, added a ribbon and then sprinkled on White Nonpareils, Black Sugar, Sapphire Pearlized Sugar, Red Sugar, and Orange, Yellow, Green, and Pink Nonpareils. I put some Pink Sugar on a plate and rolled the edges of the cupcake into it.
I made different colors and did not intend to pick certain organizations to support over others, but only wanted to highlight that you can use these same techniques for any of the colors you wish to make. With a few products, you can create bakery styled cupcakes and support your favorite cause.