Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Spring Flower Cupcakes for Donate Life Month

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Flower Cupcakes for Donate Life Month

Did you know April is Donate Life Month? The Donate Life organization is trying to increase awareness and the number of registered organ, eye, and tissue donors out there.  Not to go into a lot of detail but the demand far out weighs the supply here.  My 6 year (almost 7!) year old girlie girl had a heart transplant when she was 8 months old.  Had her donor family not decided to donate, well, I don't even want to think about where we would be.  Since then we try to do what we can to increase awareness for the organization and for organ donation in general.

Actually today (April 11th) is Donate Life's #blueandgreenday - and supporters are supposed to get creative with blue and green - the colors of Donate Life.  AND since you probably expect sweets on the blog, I figured I'd get creative with some cupcakes to celebrate spring coming and new beginnings in support Donate Life month.

I started with some Trader Joe's Fruity O's cereal.  It's kinda like the Trader Joe's version of Fruit Loops - but the colors/flavors all come from fruit and veggies.  Glue them into a flower shape with some melted yellow candy melt.

Once dry, I added a pretzel stick stem/leaves attached with more melted candy.  Add some "grass" icing and then add the flowers as toppers to some cupcakes.  Add that's it, so easy.

I also made some Donate Life pretzel snacks.  Blue and Green candy melt on top of square pretzels,   with black candy melt used to write the name on top. Then just plopped some onto the cupcakes too.

And you get some cute spring cupcakes that make my little punkin' pie smile like this:

Thanks for stopping by and if you are not already an organ donor, please consider learning more.  You can visit the Donate Life site to find more information.

We are actually doing a 5K Walk this June in support of the NJ Sharing Network - our local organization supporting organ and tissue donation.  If you'd like to donate to Team Greta, please go here.  Thanks so much!

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