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In the meantime, I managed to squeeze in a bunch of desserts for a charity fundraiser last weekend. All of the proceeds were donated to the American Lung Association.

 

I have to say that I am totally down with American Lung Association.

 

Smoking is about as attractive as Steve Buscemi. Or Tori Spelling.

 

I asked Emma, the organizer for the fundraiser, what theme she desired for the desserts.

 

She sent me the Lung Association image, and mentioned lungs. This would be a challenge.

It took some brainstorming, but I managed to make lung cake pops. I was nervous that they would end up looking funky, but they seemed to turn out okay (sans the friend who asked if they were kidneys).

American Lung Associatioin Dessert Table

 

The desserts were donated as raffle items. I was nervous that the raffle basket would be empty. Fortunately, they were a hit which is good because nobody wants to be the unpopular kid (or picked last in gym, or stood up on a date). Especially when they were sitting next to a killer wine basket.

 

 

Lung cookies

 

I have to say that the lung cookies are my favorite.

 

 

 

Lung cookies 2

The ribbon for lung cancer is white pearl. The lighting was very poor, so you can’t see the pearl shimmer on the ribbon cookies.

 

 

 

Lung cake pops 2

 

Let’s not forget the cake pops. Do they look like lungs? Don’t answer that… Unless you think they do then feel free to answer.

 

 

 

Lung Cake Pops

 

I have to say they were a big hit. I also have to say that I hate using black icing. Almost as much as I hate centipedes. And chick flicks. And people who tell me not to begin sentences with the word, “and.”

 

Stay tuned for something sweet and football themed next week!

 

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9 Responses to Project Fundraiser For American Lung Association, Fall 2011

  1. spiceblogger says:

    They TOTALLY look like lungs! I’m super impressed :)
    And I think they look yummy. And I think whoever won them was lucky. And… LOL I begin sentences with “and” all the time. ;)

    –shelley

  2. Emma Mandell says:

    Absolutely amazing and one of the best, most tastey prizes we had. EVERYONE loved them. You are incredibly talented and I cannot say thank you enough for this and your support!!!

  3. Roselyn says:

    What kinda of frosting/icing did you use? I’m a respiratory therapist trying to make lung shaped cookies for Respiratory Care week for work and I love the way your cookies came out! Any advice?

    • Jasmin says:

      @ Roselyn. For the icing, I use a ratio of about this:

      For every 1 egg white, use 3/4 cup of sifted powdered sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar (or a couple of drops of lemon juice)… and a couple of drops of your favorite extract (such as vanilla or almond).

      Whip egg white and cream of tartar (or lemon juice) until it forms soft peaks. Add in powdered sugar and mix lightly, then add extract flavoring of your choice. Turn mixer on medium high for about 5 minutes. You will have a fluffy royal icing.

      Separate into portions and use food coloring. Americolor works much better than regular food coloring.

      Add a few drops of egg white or water to thin out for the icing that will flood, or add a little powdered sugar to the icing that will be used for outlining.

      I plan on creating a post on how to make the icing, as well as coloring and flooding at some point. Stay tuned!!

  4. Madi says:

    What did you use for the little black dots on the edges of the lung cookies?

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