Icing Smiles Bakers

Lounge By sweettherapy Updated 27 Sep 2015 , 1:29am by Bobeba

sweettherapy Posted 19 Aug 2015 , 11:30pm
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Hi Everyone!!


This is my first post but I am obsessed with all the different conversations on this site. I just signed up with Icing Smiles which provides children with cakes that have a serious illness. I received my first request and will be baking and decorating a Curious George cake at the end of September. Does anyone have any awesome Icing Smiles stories and pictures of the cakes you've donated?


Thanks and hope everyone is having a great day!!!!


Vanessa 

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Brooke14 Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 12:00am
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I had to go look this up because I have never heard of it. I just signed up to volunteer as well. I'm no professional but would love to help. Let us know about how your experience went!!! 

johnson6ofus Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 12:53am
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I did a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake with smash cakes for twins with cystic fibrosis (1st Bday).  Icing smiles asks for "fun cake" and "wow" cake (or something like that). The "wow" cake is the "over the top" element cake, I guess reserved for the really/ terminally ill. In Texas, they monitored  (cced) communication between baker and family so that the request was not "bridezilla" style. My family was very nice and very appreciative55d5251f2dad4.jpeg. The smash cakes cannot be requested, but I offered since it was a first bday.  I did candy melts stars with their names on it. 

johnson6ofus Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 12:55am
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lousy photo...sorry

johnson6ofus Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 1:02am
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By the way, Dollar Store $1 "crystal" cake plate...;)    I thought it was great!

sweettherapy Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 2:35am
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Those are really cute.!!I'm so happy Brooke14 signed up!! It's my understanding that each family is allowed only 1 "dream cake" from the organization. I am doing a "dream cake" so it's a lot of pressure since the family gets only 1 :) The little boy receiving my cake is also a twin; he is living with half a heart and spent the first 8 months of his life hospitalized. The mother seems very laid back so all the pressure is what I am putting on myself :)

johnson6ofus Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 3:10am
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Ahhh... yes... the dream cake. Glad I only had the "fun" cake. GL to u!

sweettherapy Posted 20 Aug 2015 , 3:20am
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Thank you :) I am sure I will post the pictures!!!

Brooke14 Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 8:53pm
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Have you done the cake yet sweettherapy?

sweettherapy Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 8:59pm
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Hi Brooke 14!

I am making the cake for September 26th :) 

Have you gotten any requests yet? It took a couple weeks to get a cake request 

Brooke14 Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:06pm
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No, unfortunately.  I'm actually curious as to how often this program is used around my area. I can't wait to see what you create. What has the family asked for? I have twins so this makes me even more excited for your cake. 

sweettherapy Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:09pm
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The family asked for a curious George themed cake, I get to make anything I want within that theme so it's going to be fun :)

sweettherapy Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:19pm
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What area are you in Brooke14?

melmar02 Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:21pm
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Wow! Two weeks! I signed up well over a year ago, and I haven't received a request yet. I guess it all depends on where you are! Can't wait to see your pictures. :)

Brooke14 Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:24pm
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Sweettherapy east tn, you?

sweettherapy Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:24pm
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Oh gosh! I'm in Southern California and I was complaining about the 2 weeks because I had my cousin sign up who lives near Columbus, Ohio and she got a request the day after she signed up!

sweettherapy Posted 13 Sep 2015 , 9:26pm
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I have only been to Tennessee once, spent several days in Nashville, sooo much fun :) 

mymamacakes Posted 15 Sep 2015 , 5:05pm
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I've been registered with them for maybe four years or so and have done 5 cakes for them in New Jersey. Have stayed friendly with some of the families too! Had two other requests that were cancelled at last minute by the families due to emergency. Will try to post photos in a bit. 

sweettherapy Posted 15 Sep 2015 , 7:22pm
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Mymamacakes- please do post your pictures :) 

I'm more excited for this cake than any other cake before :)

treatz Posted 15 Sep 2015 , 10:36pm
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I'm hoping to register my country as I've been so inspired after meeting Tracey a few years ago and learning how much of joy  my fellow cake artists bring. I'm already doing cakes here in Trinidad, would love to include other Caribbean islands 

mymamacakes Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:07pm
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This was the only "dream cake" I've done.  The rest are party cakes.   

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mymamacakes Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:09pm
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sweettherapy Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:10pm
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Wow!!!!! That is gorgeous!!!

mymamacakes Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:11pm
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mymamacakes Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:13pm
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This is the first one I ever did and I've stayed friendly with this family. 

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sweettherapy Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:14pm
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That farm is just too cute :)

mymamacakes Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:14pm
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Thanks. That's it, over the course of 4 years.  My last two were done in quick succession, maybe within a month of each other.

It's a great cause and you'll enjoy it.  I always feel more pressure with these cakes than any, because of course you want this child to love it.

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sweettherapy Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 4:40pm
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I am definitely feeling the pressure but I'm excited :) 

thank you for sharing all your great cakes!!

mymamacakes Posted 16 Sep 2015 , 5:03pm
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Good luck! Post pic when you are done!

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