Save the Ta-tas Pink Coconut Cupcakes

All this month I’ve been thinking “pumpkin” but I realized yesterday that I should be thinking  pink  instead.

How could I not think pink with the deluge of pink products everywhere I look?  Pink North Face jackets, pink football jerseys,  pink grapefruit Tic-Tacs, and even limited edition pink Essie nail polish.

But at the end of the day,  it’s not about the pink merchandise, ribbons, or even these adorable pink cupcakes.  It’s about hope and positivity.

About one in eight women in the United States (12%) will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but in 2010 there were more than 2.5 million survivors. Hope.

Click here to join the fight against breast cancer and make a donation to Save the Ta-tas.

Pink Coconut Cupcakes
(Yields almost 2 dozen cupcakes)

1 box vanilla cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil (I’ve basically replaced my canola oil with this stuff, it’s amazing with just about everything and has so many health benifits)
1/2 container store bought butter cream frosting
1 jar maraschino cherries with stems 
1 package 7 oz. sweetened coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs, water, and coconut oil with an electric mixer or whisk until combined. Fill a muffin/cupcake tray with cupcake liners then fill 1/3 of each liner with mix. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick test works. Let cool completely

Scoop your frosting into a large bowl and pour two tablespoons of the cherry juice, from the jar of maraschinos, into the frosting. Mix until combined (frosting should turn light pink). Frost your cupcakes with a butter knife with about one tablespoon each cupcake.

Pour some of your coconut flakes into a smaller bowl. Add about one tablespoon of  cherry juice into the flakes (coconut should also turn light pink). Dip your cupcake into the pink coconut (frosting side) to top each one. Fluff up the coconut to loosen after each cupcake.

Top with a cherry.

17 Responses to “Save the Ta-tas Pink Coconut Cupcakes”

  1. Ana Helena posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:50 am (#)

    Absolutely adorable. Love the photos!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:37 am (#)

    What pretty cupcakes to recognize such an important cause!

  3. Sarah Catherine posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:56 am (#)

    LOL you are too funny. But it is a great cause and these cupcakes are adorable.

  4. Katie @ BloomEveryday posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:35 am (#)

    Love these, perfect for October!

  5. Baker Street posted on October 10, 2011 at 3:20 am (#)

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels posted on October 10, 2011 at 3:46 am (#)

    How cute are these cupcakes?! 🙂 Love them!

  7. Teri Lynn posted on October 10, 2011 at 4:08 am (#)

    Perfect! & definitely keeps the hope for a cure going xoxo

  8. Junglefrog posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:16 am (#)

    Great idea to give some attention to a great cause and love those gorgeous photos.

  9. Dzoli posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:40 am (#)

    Fantastic.I was so disapinting watching Oprah today(almost never but yes today) and when she anounced the winner of 1 million dollar bake off I just sat there with my mouth open in diesbelief..looking at the poor presented nothing special cupcakes which won it and looked so sad:((I was waiting for a while for Oprah to say..:Just kidding but nothing happened?
    I award you than a billion dollars for those here!

  10. momdecuisine posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 am (#)

    I love coconut and those cupcakes are so cute! Great way to give attention to such an important cause!

  11. Tina posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:31 am (#)

    Wonderful post and such a worthy cause! You are right, pink maybe the color but in reality it is what it stands for that is important. Well done.

  12. Parsley Sage posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:59 am (#)

    Perfect pink cupcakes! Loving the coconut 🙂 Cayman’s Lions Club does a huge ‘pink’ promotion in October for Breast Cancer Awareness so its all pink all the time here. These will be brilliant for ‘dress pink day’ next week!

  13. Curry and Comfort posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm (#)

    I love this!! Great job Michelle!!! What a great way to promote Breast Cancer Awareness!! Yay!

  14. Grubarazzi posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm (#)


  15. Mansi posted on October 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm (#)

    Hi michelle

    i have emailed TS to remove the photo from their site. So pls dint worry. And I apologize for the inconvenience.

  16. Liz posted on October 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm (#)

    These look sooooo good! 🙂

  17. Natalie posted on October 12, 2011 at 12:22 am (#)

    Great cupcakes! They look awesome!

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