This week we turned our kitchen pink.
Being the mother of a tomboy we very very rarely do pink. Red, yes, purple, absolutely. Pink is too, well, “for girls”.
But we cooked in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every year the month of October is turned pink to raise awareness of the disease itself and the work being done to combat it.
And as the Great British Bake Off was drawing to a close and we had been hooked we didn’t need much asking to get in the kitchen.
This year Cancer Research UK is once again working with one of my very favourite kitchen brands – Pampered Chef – and they have produced a set of limited edition pink products.
Let me tell you dear readers, the lidded batter bowls are one of the BEST investments I made a few years ago. Make your cake batter or butter cream icing in advance and leave it in the fridge with the lid on. Make custard without having to fiddle with cling film over the bowl. Brilliant. Now they’ve sent them me the same ones in pink I am delighted.
So we were sent ours and used them to create cupcakes and chocolate bites and a lemony cake for daddy and generally make a floury mess in the kitchen.
And Mia was in her element because this time I wasn’t allowed to help with ANYTHING. The baking was going to be solely down to her. Like the Bake Off final.
I will post the recipe for the cupcakes tomorrow because they are super easy for a child to make on their own and Mia got such a sense of achievement as she took two off them off to school the next day to give to her teachers!
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and Cancer Research UK is this country’s largest single funder of research into breast cancer and is at the forefront of global efforts to tackle the disease.
Breast cancer survival rates have been improving for 40 years with more women surviving breast cancer than ever before. Which as a mother with a young daughter is a figure I want to see reduce more and more.
For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Congratulations to Jane Wathan and Hannah Brewer who were the winners.
Now here is your chance to get your hands on this set of limited edition Pampered Chef pink products – I have two sets to give away worth nearly £140.
There are six items in the range – the Classic Batter Bowls (£20.25), Small Batter Bowl (£16.25), a funky ‘stiletto heel’ Cake Server (£14.95), Dots Microfibre Towel (£8.50), Twixit! Clip Combo (£5.75) and a Mini Scoop & Measure (£5). The limited edition products are available online at www.pamperedchef.co.uk and at in-home cooking shows throughout October.
And I have two sets to give away, each worth more than £70.
Pampered Chef is supporting Cancer Research UK for the seventh year, with this exclusive range of limited edition kitchen products to ‘Help Whip Cancer’.
HOW TO ENTER
All you have to do is answer this fun question. There is no right or wrong answer; two winners will be chosen at random after the closing date.
Q: What’s your favourite cake and why?
You can have an additional entry by tweeting ‘I am entering the #StickyFingersPinkcomp with @tara_cain at http://bit.ly/18ORfOh – my fav cake is . . . . ‘
Rules and stuff:
The competition is open to residents of the UK only (sorry rest of the world).
No cash alternative offered.
The prize is 2 x Pampered Chef pink collections, to include a Classic Batter Bowl, a Small Batter Bowl, a Cake Server, Dots Microfibre Towel, Twixit clip Combo and a Mini Scoop and Measure.
Entry is via comment on this blog post or Tweet with the tag #StickyFingersPinkcomp.
Make sure your contact details are available.
The competition closes at 8am on Tuesday, October 29 2013.
Two winners will be chosen at random from all the entries after the closing date.
The winners will be asked to provide their home address for the prize to be sent to.
The winners’ details will be passed on to PR company who will be sending out the prize.
If a prizewinner does not respond within a week of being contacted, the prize will be re-drawn and a new winner will be contacted.