The past week has been a very busy week for me in the Gigi world – so I wanted to ensure some quality time was had with my girlies … so today, I promised them we would make some Pinkalicious cupcakes. 

Yup. Me. Bake. No judging people! Really, I DO try once in a while!

We looooove to read in this house and one of our favorite bedtime stories is Pinkalicious … 


It’s a wonderful story about a little girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink herself! We love it (thank you, Tamara, for buying it for the girls!). So we decided it was our turn to make Pinkalicious cupcakes. If you have a little girl in your home, you HAVE to buy this book (and check out the website that has Pinkalicious recipes, games and awesome stuff for your little girl!)

My five year old (Lacey) is the pink girl in this house, second to mommy, so she was super excited for our cupcake adventure!

And man, she can crack a mean egg.


Oh, yes, as you can see, I cheated. Boxed cake mix. And premade icing. Well ……. I added the pink food colouring, thankyouvermuch!

And yes, lots of pink supplies on hand!



Lacey stayed as close as possible to recreate the Pinkalicious cupcake from the storybook …



Lacey’s cupcake (pre icing) …



The real Pinkalicious cupcake:


Lyla was excited about the pure fact that there was sugar involved. Her pattern strayed far from the pink plan – just mountains and mountains of sparkles. Any colour. Any amount.  So long as it tasted sweet!



Lyla was quite proud of her little creation …



Melt my heart … such sweeties … (Hmmm. Do you see the sparkles still in Lyla’s hair? Yup, that’s from her birthday party at the beginning of the month … and the sparkles are still there … crazy … I knew they wouldn’t come out easy!)


Lucia woke up from her nap to find the pleasant surprise of cupcakes at her disposal …




And the second best part, next to eating the yummy cupcakes? Washing off with the hose! 


Nice soggy diaper, Lucia. 

I think Lyla was thirsty, eh?



Now to celebrate the end of a fabulous week, let’s do a cupcake themed giveaway!

Yeahhhhhh!!!! I recently discovered this scrumptious online shop and knew it would be a fun giveaway for the blog!



Bead Passion is the sweetest online shop where you will find scrumptious cupcakes, delicious desserts and tasty treats – all 100% calorie free! Handmade from polymer clay, each piece is custom and individually created to be a necklace, pendant or even a bracelet.


If you are a cupcake lover or know of a friend who is, enter this week to win a charming pendant from Bead Passion … all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post and your name will be entered for the draw. 

Have a Pinkalicious day!

August 4, 2009 - 10:38 pm

Kim Looks like a fun day!

August 4, 2009 - 7:25 pm

Sherri I gotta get me a copy of that book! Adorable photos!

August 3, 2009 - 10:08 pm

Rose:) VERY cute cupcakes, thanks for the idea:) I am going to do this tomorrow if it rains, a great activity for a rainy day!

August 3, 2009 - 4:36 pm

Jen Hi Gigi, have you seen that there is a Pinkalicious musical in Toronto? Here is the website. Think Pink! 🙂

August 3, 2009 - 1:47 pm

Tasha I had so much fun looking at those pictures! Your girls did a great job on the cupcakes and those necklaces are soooo sweet. My oldest would LOVE to have one!

August 1, 2009 - 9:20 am

Stephanie Cute cupcakes!!!

July 31, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Shannon Aww, your girls are so sweet! I guess the best way to keep the clothes clean is to take them off 😉

July 31, 2009 - 2:42 pm

Sue V. I love to bake with my kids, too. Great way to pass a rainy day! My little girl would love a cupcake necklace – please enter me in the draw. Thx!

July 31, 2009 - 2:41 pm

Melissa Love the photos! Your girls are super cute and I love that you capture everyday moments in photos. Great job! Fun giveaway!!

July 31, 2009 - 12:43 pm

Mich Bonus: the sequel book is Purplicious which I so have to get and celebrate my love of Purple!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderfully girly moment with your readers 🙂

July 31, 2009 - 12:38 pm

Mich What a wonderful way to spend a summer day baking with the girls and showering down in the backyard…I just love all the pics of the girls and thank you for telling this Pinkalicious tale…I have never heard of the book but will definitely be getting it for my A’s. I am sure Chapters will appreciate the extra business you are now sending their way 🙂

July 31, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Justine VanKesteren My girls and I love the book Pinkalicious also! Thea is my pinkalicious girl! 🙂

July 31, 2009 - 10:54 am

Melissa oh my goodness I am so going to have to get that book and make pink cupcakes with ms. lily when she is older

July 31, 2009 - 10:24 am

karen I will have to get this book the next time i go to the bookstore. Love hearing about Awesome kids books!!! and the photos to go with it are awesome!

July 31, 2009 - 9:26 am

Darlene O’Rourke MmMnnnn…now I need a cupcake! So fun!

July 31, 2009 - 9:21 am

Natalie 🙂 who cares that you used a boxed cake mix and premade icing… those cupcakes look delicious, and it looks like you all had so much fun! Beautiful photos, your girls are adorable!

July 31, 2009 - 8:50 am

Kari Baking is a common activity in my household but what I couldn’t get over was how tall Lucia is. She’s almost as tall as Lyla and her features have changed! I don’t have Pinkalicious but it’ll be on my list the next time I go to Chapters!

July 31, 2009 - 8:47 am

Vinita Really looks like a fun day! Love the images!The girls are adorable!

July 31, 2009 - 8:33 am

Carry Emma LOVES Pinkalicious, she reads it every nice and quite often it’s the book she chooses for our reading time. I’m so happy to hear there’s a website! Beautiful photos of your girls too~

July 31, 2009 - 8:11 am

shelley somers VERY cute Pinkalicious cupcakes (and girls too), can’t wait until Mia is older so we can have some pinkalicious fun too!! Have a pinkalicious day! (I was trying to see how many times I could say it in a sentence) =o)

July 31, 2009 - 7:27 am

Jillian Pinkalicious is one of our favorite books too!

July 31, 2009 - 7:26 am

Jen Pinkalicious is one of our favorite books too, my daughter and me that is. It is also one of the books I read to my JK class when we are talking about rainbows!! We don’t mind if pink isn’t a color of the rainbow….we think it SHOULD be!!!

July 31, 2009 - 1:13 am

Elaine Gillian, there is nothing sweeter than children and baking:) I have made cupcakes with all of my kids, just because I love to see the smiles and the sheer joy they take in creating their masterpieces… then eating them:) Love the pics!

July 31, 2009 - 1:07 am

Liana Haha…who needs to read the book when we’ve got the real life Gigi Cupcake Adventure?! So adorable and refreshing!

July 31, 2009 - 1:06 am

Shannon Littrell the cleanup photos were the BEST!!!! so precious! as a mother/photographer….no everyday activity can go uncaptured. these shots are keepers!!

July 31, 2009 - 12:58 am

Sharon So adorable…love these pics…this is what little girls should be about.