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What’s New for Pinkalicious in 2010?

Pinkalicious, a New York Times best seller, is about a little girl who more than anything loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does… she turns pink!

Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes! Her magical adventures and real life experiences leap off the pages, bringing readers into a colorful world filled with butterflies, unicorns, flowers, families and friends. The Pinkalicious book series, published by HarperCollins, which also includes Purplicious and Goldilicious, will be releasing new titles through 2011 as well.

Pinkalicious has inspired and entertained millions of children with creativity and imagination by selling nearly 1 million copies and spending 33 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.

For 2010, Pinkalicious will become an even bigger part of children’s lives, with a pinktastic collection of Pinkalicious dolls, dress up, activities, apparel, home décor, publishing and much more.

Pinkalicious recently came to life in a musical this past November.

Pink Cupcake Recipe

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

1 stick butter
1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 C. buttermilk
1/4 cup strawberry juice *(see below)
2 T. cocoa
1 t. vanilla
1 T. vinegar
1 t. soda (sifted)
2 1/2 C. cake flour
1 t. salt

*2 Tb red food coloring (optional, instead of strawberry juice)

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add strawberry juice and cocoa. Add salt to flour and sift. Add flour and buttermilk alternately, mix well. Add vanilla, mix well. Add soda and vinegar and don’t beat, just blend. Bake in 8 cupcake tins about 20 minutes at 350.

For the strawberry juice: cook a pint of strawberries with 1⁄2 cup sugar and juice of 1⁄2 a lemon. Let cool. Strain. If the juice is very liquidy, reduce over medium heat to obtain a syrup consistency. OR use food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 box of confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Don’t forget to add some PINK!

In bowl of electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter, on low speed, until very smooth with no lumps. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, on low speed, until fully incorporated and smooth.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


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