Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pirate Birthday Cake for Icing Smiles

About a year ago, I learned about an amazing non-profit organization called Icing Smiles. The mission of Icing Smiles is to provide custom celebration cakes & other treats to families with a child who is afflicted with a critical illness. It is their goal to "create a custom cake for the ill child or their sibling that will provide a temporary escape from worry and create a positive memory during a difficult time".

From the moment I learned about this incredible organization, I knew I wanted to be a part of it! I got my "call to action" last week. I had just a few days to put together a cake for a little boy who was turning 5 and was in Wolfson's Children Hospital due to complications from Leukemia. He was not happy that he would be spending his birthday in the hospital (who would be???)! But then, a little ray of sunshine shone through the clouds and he was sent home just in time for his birthday.

I delivered his cake to his home, where he happily celebrated with his family. It was so great to meet sweet little Liam! I mean look at he not just the cutest little guy??? He couldn't wait to take a swipe at his cake (which he did when mom wasn't looking)! 

You can read more about Liam's story & the sign the guestbook on his website at 

Some people might say "it's just a cake" and in some respects that's true. But if for just a little while you can put a smile on a child's face and let them enjoy some birthday normalcy...without thoughts of doctors or medications or treatments...then I think it becomes more than "just a cake". 

Please visit Icing Smiles to learn how you can help! If you are a baker or cake decorator (professional or hobbyist), sign up to be a "Sugar Angel". They serve children nationwide so chances are there is a child you can help in your area! 

Even if baking is not your thing, you can still help with a donation, delivery of cakes, or fundraising! 

Visit the Icing Smiles website and "like" their Facebook page. I promise you will be touched by the stories of these brave children and families and moved by the beautiful Icing smiles you will see!


  1. How cute is he?!!?!? Amazing cake for an amazing cause from an amazing chick! You ROCK!!!

  2. What a wonderful cake!! I have got to learn to do that. You did an amazing job for a cute little man!!

  3. LoVe. Your heart is as big as his smile! And don't even get me started on your talent!

  4. Thank you ladies! It is such an awesome organization and I'm so grateful that I got to be a part of it. I can't wait to get my "call" again :)


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