Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
When I saw an ad for The Red Pump Project, I was in. Shoes and AIDS. Two things I am passionate about. The project has asked bloggers to Rock the Red Pump on their blog today. You can see the banner in my side bar on the right. So I am rocking these red stiletto sugar cookies in honor of the day.
The goal of the project to is raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS among women and girls. HERE is a link to Red Pump events around the country surrounding National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
From the The Red Pump Project's site:
While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that group.
Even if you are lucky enough to not have AIDS touch your life in any way, consider a donation, encourage someone to get tested, and support all the women in your lives from young ladies to senior citizens to educate themselves.
I still like to run around in high heeled shoes whatever the color but I also can bake a few.
Red Stiletto Sugar Cookies
I am continuing to practice my cookie decorating skills. Unfortunately I made these at the same time I made the Lions so they also exude a certain jet lagged wonkiness.
For the Icing: I used SweetSugarBelle'sTop Secret Royal Icing recipe. This icing is very thick at first. You need to keep adding liquid to find the consistency that work for you for both outline and flooding.
I had a ton of red sparkle sugar, sprinkles, hologram dust, nonpareils on hand so I just smothered 'em in decoration. I love how a little decoration can hide a little imperfection.