Since October is breast cancer awareness month, Babycakes Cup-Cakery in Spring Hill is thinking "Go Pink."
Throughout October, the bakery is showcasing specialty items in honor of breast cancer awareness, including "pink ribbon" sugar cookies dipped on pink royal icing, a giant "Hope" pink cupcake, and two specially designed flavored cupcakes, the "Classy Lady's Pink Champagne" and "Strawberry F.L.A.G." (Fight Like a Girl) cupcakes.
The "Classy Lady's Pink Champagne" cupcake is a moist pink champagne cake with a strawberry crème filling, with a pink champagne butter crème frosting and sprinkled pink candy pearls.
The "Strawberry F.L.A.G. (Fight Like a Girl)" cupcake is strawberry flavored, with a strawberry cream filling and topped with a strawberry Swiss butter crème frosting.
The Cup-Cakery will donate 15 percent of net sales of all their specially designed "pink" bakery items during the month of October to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation.
"Babycakes Cup-Cakery is partnering with Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation to support those fighting their battle with cancer," said Tina Grogan, co-owner of Babycakes Cup-Cakery.
According to the foundation's website, The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a nonprofit organization that "helps cancer patients in need with their living expenses while undergoing treatment.
"It enables those fighting cancer to concentrate on recovery rather than their overdue rent, mortgage, electric, or water bill."
In addition, the Cup-Cakery will host a "Decorate a Cancer Pink Ribbon Cupcake" event Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., where you can decorate your own pink ribbon cupcake. The cost is $2 per cupcake.
Stop by the bakery during this month for a chance to win a raffled "Hope" basket, filled with a dozen cupcakes of your choice, a Babycakes Cup-Cakery coffee cup, Tampa Bay Buccaneers memorabilia courtesy of Florida Cancer Specialists, a gift certificate for a haircut and hair care products from Super Clips, a professional photography session with Stephanie Dishman Photography, dinner for two at Texas Roadhouse, a gift card from Greek City Café and other great items with a total basket value of more than $400.
Raffle tickets are $1 each, $5 for 7 tickets or $10 for 15 tickets. The tickets can be purchased at Babycakes Cup-Cakery from now until the raffle takes place Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. You do not need to be present to win the raffle.
Babycakes Cup-Cakery is located at 4196 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill.
Reserve your spot to decorate a pink ribbon cupcake Oct. 26 via email at babycakescupcakery firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact (352) 556-4882 or visit www.babycakes cup-cakery.com.
Hernando Today correspondent Heather Francis can be reached at email@example.com.