Seven-year-old Alyssa Orr from Southland is part of our ambassador programme, and is all too familiar with respiratory illnesses having been a regular patient at Southland Hospital since she was a baby.
Alyssa has chosen to make balloon cupcakes for her Country Day at school to help raise awareness of asthma and other respiratory conditions. Balloon's are a symbol for asthma as it is often hard for asthmatics to breathe out, such as when blowing up a balloon.
Here's her recipe below.
125g Butter 1 and ½ cup Flour
1 cup Sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs 2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolved in 1 cup of milk)
Bake 12-15 minutes.
Icing: Roll out some fondant icing. Stick with sugar syrup.
Decorate and share with my family."