Violence against women infuriates me beyond words. Almost every time I’ve tried to voice my frustration with violence against women, I’ve been reduced to anger-driven tears. To any woman who has ever been victimized because of your gender, these very Purple Blueberry Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes are for you. May they brighten your day and feed you courage to stand up and speak out against gender-based violence so that one day, women everywhere will feel safe walking down the street at night. - Beth Wittenstein, 'Young Idealistic Baker' (www.youngidealisticbaker.com)
As Ban Ki moon the United Nations Secretary General states:“Violence against women is always a violation of human rights; it is always a crime; and it is always unacceptable. Let us take this issue with the deadly seriousness that it deserves.” So shout the message to your community by throwing a Paint it Purple party and baking some of these scrumptious purple treats…. - Clemmie Proctor
"I was so honoured when The Pixel Project contacted me asking me to donate one of my favourite cupcakes to the Paint It Purple Campaign. Being a victim of domestic violence myself I know exactly what goes on and how it feels, the terror, anguish, guilt, pain and self doubt of everyday living is not one I wish on anyone and so this is one cause I could not say no to.
This recipe is my best friend’s favourite, and is one of my favourite cakes too. It has also converted the non-believers, so if you don’t like, or don’t like the idea of, carrot cake I dare you to give this recipe a go. You won’t regret it." -- xxx Kat Gillard, 'Life of a Cupcake Baker' (http://lifeofacupcakebaker.com)
"I made this recipe with The Pixel Project's "Paint It Purple campaign in mind; hence it is special for me. Violence against women cuts across boundaries, class, ethnic communities and is a cowardly act. The more we get involved in our individual capacities, the better the chances are that violence against women will find an end. Any action, however small, is good news. Let’s join hands and make a difference. Each voice counts, and in turn gives support to those at the receiving end, paving the way for a brighter and safer tomorrow." - Deeba Rajpals, Passionate About Baking (www.passionateaboutbaking.com)
"I fully support the Paint it Purple campaign by The Pixel Project. I think it’s an important issue to raise to help end violence against women. I chose this rose cupcake as roses are beautiful, fragile and strong just like a lot of these women. These Rose Cupcakes are from 'Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery' by Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas " - Ros, The Baking Addict (http://themorethanoccasionalbaker.blogspot.com/)