Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tulips Against Tumors ~ Cupcake Style

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month




And today, I would like to celebrate the Tulip and 
tell you about Tulips Against Tumors. 

Special to my heart and life, it was more difficult
to find the words to write or desire to make something
to post this year. It has been a tough 6 months and 
something in me just felt that I didn't want to 
"celebrate" brain tumors.......



Then I remembered what drives my passion
for baking and this blog and I reached down in
my heart and also rekindled the passion I have
for brain tumor awareness and probably more
important to me is the recognition of research devoted
to rare diseases in general...ya know, the ones most
people can't pronounce.  Kinda like Oligodendrocytoma....

"Tulips are a beautiful symbol of hope and faith 
in a brighter future. Carefully planted in the fall, they 
reward our patience by bursting forth as 
glorious heralds of spring."



An annual fundraiser sponsored between the  
National Brain Tumor Society and Tulips Against Tumors 
meant to raise awareness and money to support research.

For more information visit HERE and HERE

My intention is not for the purchase of these bulbs
but to plant a seed in you today that will hopefully 
bloom for a long time.  That seed, I hope, is filled
with joy, love, faith and hope. 

It is filled with the knowledge that despite everything
you want to be, you are marvelous at what you are.

It is tendered by the water of compassion and empathy
for yourself and others. 

It is fertilized by the acts of kindness that fill your soul.

That is my hope. 

Hugs. 



The cupcakes were made by placing a chocolate cupcake
in a plastic plant pot as you see. I frosted it with chocolate
frosting and broken up oreo cookies for the "dirt". 
Next, I wrapped the stem of the tulip in plastic 
and "planted" it in my cupcake!


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9 Comments:

lizy b said...

Love the cupcake! Sending you lots and lots of good wishes and thoughts!!!

Barbara F. said...

Thinking of you and sending love and hugs and special blessings to you. I am going to visit those links. I do love tulips in the spring. xo

openconceptkitchen said...

Your tulip cupcakes are as beautiful as your intention for this post. Wishing for you that the next six months bring much better days your way. ~ Paula

Sue said...

You baked up something beautiful to bring awareness to a great cause. I hope things are much better for you in the next six months! You are a positive person, and your blog is a sweet spot on the internet:)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Nicely done, Trisha - you hang in there, lady!

Big hugs coming your way!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Love the cupcake! ((hugs))

sweetsimplestuff.com said...

Beautiful post ... cute cupcake ... positive thoughts for the future - Brenda

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS! 4th Year!!!


Love this project!


Gabriela

Ms. Burrito said...

Such a sweet entry for Pink Birthday!

Please come and link at my Color Connection meme through my PINKentry, hope you'll join the fun!