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PINK PUMPKIN COOKIES/ BCA



I usually keep things light here at the Clinic but I’m going to get serious just for today. You all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, although every month should be BCA month. Suddenly pink pops up everywhere as a reminder to turn our attention to our breast health. Women should perform self breast exams monthly beginning at age 20. A demonstration by nursing students back in my college days was an important lifetime lesson. Since then technology advanced and screenings became available. For years women fought to have the cost of annual 2D mammograms covered by insurance. It finally became law and I urge you ladies over age 40 to take advantage of it every single year. In recent years 3D mammography has come on the scene to provide a clearer image to the technician. If it’s available to you, take advantage of the technology. This may cost additional but it will be the best $50 you ever spent. Screening has saved thousands of lives and it’s so easy. Filling out the paperwork in the waiting room takes more time than the exam. Five minutes and you are out of there. Do it … please!


Although I love the autumn hues of the season, these hot pink pumpkins commemorating BCA month are much more cheerful, don’t’ you think? Try your hand at cookie decorating with these simple pumpkins and give them to friends as a sweet breast health reminder.

Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Hot Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink and AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for detail tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2, #3
Wilton Decorating Leaf Tip #67

Pipe three sections of pumpkin with #3 tip in hot pink flood icing.

Flood three sections of pumpkin with #3 tip in hot pink flood icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe two remaining sections with #3 tip in hot pink flood icing. Let sit one hour.

Pipe stem with #2 tip in light pink icing.
Pipe leaves with leaf tip #67 in light pink icing. Let dry overnight.


  

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17 comments:

  1. These are lovely. And you are a very careing person.

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    1. Rebecca, Thank you and I'm very touched by your kind words.

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  2. i bet the pumpkin flavored shortbread is delicious!

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    1. Mam, I've never made the shortbread cookies with pumpkin spice ... good idea!

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  3. Joan, I just love the hot pink in these pumpkins. Great tutorial too. Gail

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    1. Gail, I love this shade of pink too. I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial.

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  4. Very good BCA post (though it is a shame that the cost of 3D mammogram's are not yet covered). All of your pumpkin cookies are wonderfully decorated and your little sailboats are sweet.

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    1. Hi Paula, Thank you! The 3D mammograms are not available everywhere yet and I think it's just a matter of time before they are covered by insurance.

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  5. I love everything about these! I'll be featuring them on tonight's Party in Your PJs link party :)

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  6. I love everything about these! I'll be featuring them on tonight's Party in Your PJs link party :)

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    1. Melissa, Thank you for the honor of choosing to feature my pink pumpkins at your link party!

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  7. All your cookies are so beautiful! So beautifully decorated!

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    1. Thank you Maria. I'm glad you stopped by and thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  8. love the pink pumpkins!!!! i can't wait to try some fun colors like this for Thanksgiving :)

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    1. Thanks Erin. Enjoy your Thanksgiving cookie decorating.

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  9. I love how you decorated these in pink. I just found out a girl I worked with was diagnosed - it's so sad and I hope they caught it early... I may not like to go but I do every year! Thanks for reminding everyone.

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    1. Hi Deb, Thanks. I'm sorry to hear about your co-worker and I wish her a quick recovery. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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