Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cupcakes-more small things that can make a big impact

We are super excited to be a small part of The Cupcake Kids' {Inter}National Cupcake Sale to support the work of Sixty Feet in Uganda, Africa! We are hosting our sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our house. We will have several unique cupcake flavors (my kiddos love to watch Cupcake Wars on Food Network, so they have created some great recipes) and lemonade for sale. For those who cannot make it to our actual sale, we have a "virtual" cupcake stand here where you can go and contribute directly to Sixty Feet.
Sixty Feet
If you are not familiar with Sixty Feet, click the picture above to read details and be amazed at the work God is doing through this wonderful ministry. In short, they minister to the imprisoned children of Uganda. That's right, I said imprisoned children, a concept difficult for many of us to imagine. Most of the children in these remand facilities are there because they have no other place to go. The first time I read in detail about the conditions these children were living in (from a blogger who had actually been to one of the facilities), I cried and prayed for weeks, asking God what to do with such painful and heartbreaking information. I can remember waking up in the middle of the night several times, not being able to sleep, and praying for these children. Then, I learned of Sixty Feet while reading Shelley's blog (she is the wife of one of Sixty Feet's founders and the mama/organizer of the Cupcake Kids). This March, after following her blog for over a year, I got to meet Shelley at Created for Care in Atlanta. Sixty Feet was one of the primary sponsors of the retreat, and Shelley was gracious to chat with me for a few moments in the midst of her busy time there. I had already planned on our family doing a Cupcake Kids' sale this year, but was even more excited about it after the conference.

We really hope you will donate online or come and buy some cupcakes and/or lemonade from us this coming Saturday, because we believe wholeheartedly in what Sixty Feet is doing and are certain God is going to continue to use them in big and amazing ways. And honestly, when we see God's hand upon a group of people, we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to be a small part of what He is doing in and through them!

Here are some of the flavors we plan to offer: (subject to change)
 ~Pink Strawberry Princess (strawberry cupcake with strawberry cream cheese icing and glitter sugar topping) inspired by our little princess.
~Peach Cobbler (vanilla cupcake filled with peach pie filling and topped with fresh peach butter cream with graham cracker bits) chosen by my "peach" of a big boy, who loves all things sweet.
~Thailand Tropical (coconut milk cupcake with key lime butter cream icing) inspired by our sunshine from Thailand.
~Maple Bacon (butter cake cupcake coated with a maple glaze and topped with real bacon pieces) for my hubby who thinks everything is better with bacon.
~Birthday Cake (just the best vanilla cupcake and basic vanilla butter cream  icing with those pretty sprinkles on top) for all of the cupcake kids out there who may not like our crazier concoctions.
~A lotta chocolate (devil's food cupcake with chocolate fudge filling and peanut butter chocolate chip icing) because chocolate is my favorite!

We will also have my big kids' own recipe for "homemade" lemonade. They have been perfecting it over the past couple of years, and are excited to be sharing it with people outside of our house! We aren't pricing the cupcakes or lemonade, because we think you can decide what amount you want to give to the work of Sixty Feet.
The Cupcake Kids
We hope to see you this coming Saturday! If you can't make it, remember you can still donate online through our virtual cupcake stand.

Loving, Learning, and at least for this week, Baking,


  1. If you need ANY help this weekend please let me know!

  2. YUM! These all sound so good. I cannot wait!


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