The Pink Sunset cake is my contribution to the Go Pink for Breast Cancer awareness and fund raising collaboration. Together with 30 other cake artist from around the world.
Go Pink - a collaboration of edible art
Go Pink, a collaboration of edible art. 30 international cake artists who've come together to help raise awareness and funds towards breast cancer research.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. An annual campaign designed to raise awareness of this disease that affects so many.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012.
In the United States alone, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease each year.
So, in the spirit of the month, we have “gone pink” and each of us has created a pink cake that features a pink ribbon. And, all of these cakes were created with the kind sponsorship of Satin Ice Fine Foods.
To help raise money we have assembled 3 prize packages from 18 different sponsors that will be raffled. And, all proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The raffle will run throughout the month of October.
Tickets are $5 each and each increment of $5 donated will count as another entry. So, the more money you donate, the greater your chance to win! If you would like to enter or just make a donation, here is the link to the page.
In addition, details of the amazing cake related prizes donated by our incredibly generous sponsors can be found on the donation page. Trust us, you'll want to win!
This is my contribution
I made this in honor of my mother-in-law who passed away less then a year ago. She fought her cancer for over 16 years. I had known her for 10 of those years.
She was a strong and determined woman. And, she was always there for her kids and her grand children. No matter how she felt, she never failed to celebrate each and every grand child's birthday. And, make them feel special. And, no matter how sick she was, she'd never miss a family gathering and the opportunity to be with the family.
She also loved to bake and cook. In fact, even if you told her that she did not need to do any work, she'd still make something that everyone would love and appreciate.
For a long time she carried herself in a way that it was hard to know that she was sick. Because she'd always put her best foot forward and smile her despite her pain. I watched how over the years as she became weaker and weaker, the sickness took her physical strength but not her desire for live. She never gave up - never! Until the end she did every treatment and every thing she could in her passion for life.
My kids and grandma
My kids miss her very dearly. They have fond memories of her. She'd have something special for them when they visited her and she always had time for them. Aadi will miss his grandma's special roast beef and no matter how nice mine is he will always miss her recipe.
The Pink Sunset Cake
My mother-in-law loved my cakes and was always proud of my talent. She's share my work very proudly with her friends and it always made me so happy. I've made her and the family a few birthday cakes over the years and had I the opportunity to make her one this year I would have been this Pink Sunset Cake.
First, I airbrushed the sunset. Then, I took a video on how I airbrushed the cake. However, I have not seen it yet. So, I can't promise the tutorial. But, if the video is OK and the angles are right. Then, I will post it here on my blog for members. I presume by now you are already a member on my blog if not do register and become a member. Membership is free. Also do subscribe to my newsletter so you will get notified when the video is up.