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Pinkalicious Kids Book Review and Pink Cupcake Recipe

I recently had the chance to review a copy of Pinkalicious, a great book for any special little girl. Pinkalicious, who is the main character, eats so many pink cupcakes that she wakes up the next morning with pink skin and pink hair. When she tries to wash the color off, it just won’t wash off and her mom takes her straight to the doctor who diagnoses her with Pinkititis and tells her she needs to eat green foods to get better.

But like many other children, Pinkalicious doesn’t want to eat her green veggies and when her parents aren’t looking, she sneaks one more treat and ends up turning red. Startled, she starts to gobble up her green veggies and finally returns to normal. When everything seems okay, Daddy asks what happened to the other cupcakes, and Pinkalicious’s little brother bounds into the room with one in hand, happily showing off his new pink skin.

Pinkalicious is an adorable story with a great lesson. The images on the pages are what caught my attention first, of course. The book is extremely colorful and the images on the page just jump out to you. It’s definitely a great book for any little girl and I have already recommended it to some of my other mom friends.

My daughter, who isn’t even two yet, loves to bring this book to her dad and I to read. She already can’t get enough and I think once she’s able to understand the book and starts reading on her own she will love it even more.

To go along with this wonderful book we have a great cupcake and cream cheese frosting recipe to go along with it:

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

1 stick butter
1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 C. buttermilk
1/4 cup strawberry juice – 2 Tb red food coloring (optional, instead of strawberry juice)
2 T. cocoa
1 t. vanilla
1 T. vinegar
1 t. soda (sifted)
2 1/2 C. cake flour
1 t. salt


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

More about Pinkalicious

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. More than anything, 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 recently came to life in a musical this past November.


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