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Icing Smiles

Rating: 5 stars   87 reviews 1,316

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth

Address:

4725 Dorsey Hall Drive Suite A807 Ellicott City MD 21042 USA

Mission:

Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. We understand that the simple things, like a birthday cake, are luxuries to a family battling illness. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time. Memories have magical powers. Long after the cake is gone, the memories linger– memories of the kindness of a stranger, of the art of the design, of the sweet smells of a special treat, of the smiles and laughs, of a normal childhood experience so often stolen from these children. These memories are why we say, “It is so much more than a cake.”

Results:

Please like us on facebook to see our results daily! http://www.facebook.com/icingsmiles ICING SMILES by the NUMBERS: 5900+ = Sugar Angels in the United States 5200+ = Smiles delivered 600+ = Volunteer hours per week donated to create Smiles 12+ = Countries waiting to create Smiles 75+ = New cake requests per week 45+ = New volunteers per week

Geographic areas served:

National

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443-420-7096
http://www.icingsmiles.org

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Reviews for Icing Smiles

Rating: 5 stars  

I feel so blessed to have healthy children. It was my pleasure to bake and decorate cakes for children in my state. Icing Smiles is a wonderful, organized, caring organization.

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I delivered my first SMILE this past weekend and all went great!! The family was so nice and loved the cake!! Looking forward to providing more SMILES in my area!!!

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My experience to create a cake for such an amazing family, is something that I will never forget. The smiles melted my heart. This organization is wonderful to work with! Everyone is so friendly, caring and personable! I can't wait for another opportunity to help!

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I just submitted my first cake to a child in my area. It was a wonderful experience. I am so happy she loved her cake!

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I am thankful for Icing Smiles! It is a great Nonprofit Organization.
I was thrilled the fist time that I read about it, and went to the website & signed up to be a "Sugar Angel".

God has blessed me with 2 healthy boys & the ability to bake & decorate cakes . This is just one way that I can give back.
These children and their families deserve so much more.

This was my 2nd "Call to Action"! I was honored to be able to deliver Miss Lisa's 12th birthday cake to her and to meet her & her family.

Patti
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I am so grateful for "Icing Smiles" this Nonprofit Org.
This is one of the greatest things that we could do for others that are going through a rough time. God has blessed me with 2 healthy boys. I could not imagine what these families are going through.

God has also blessed me with the ability to bake & decorate cakes & it's our responsibility to help others & what better way than to put a "Smile" on a face of a very deserving child & their family.

I was asked to bake a "Fun cake" for a sibling, Olen that was turning 9. When I delivered his "Batman" cake the Smiles on the faces were priceless!

Patti
Sweet Treats by... Patti

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was contacted by Icing Smiles to make a cake for a young girl with abdominal carcinoma. I quickly went to work. Meeting this brave and beautiful girl and seeing her reaction to the cake made my heart soar. I took with me three Girl Scouts, I am a local Troop Leader, and they taught her the Girl Scout handshake, she repeated the Scout promise and they did the friendship circle ceremony to make her an honorary Girl Scout. All together this experience was amazing and I will carry it with me forever.

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I had the privilege of providing a birthday cake on behalf of Icings Smiles for a beautiful little boy (Ethan). When Ethan saw his cake, he covered his mouth with both hands while jumping up and down in excitement. The joy he expressed upon seeing his cake touched me in ways words cannot express. His mother hugged and thanked me for helping to make her little boy's birthday special. It's these moments that "baking" a difference is all about. Being called upon by Icings Smiles is truly an honor and I'm so thankful to have been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing organization.

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What a blessing and a joy for me to be able to create Connor Benjamin's Red Power Ranger cake for his 4th birthday. He is fighting leukemia and is going to win his battle, like the Power Ranger he is. This was my first cake with Icing Smiles. I run a Home Cottage bakery, Austintatious Cakes, LLC, in McKinney, Tx, and I hope Austintatious Cakes is able to help this extraordinary charitable institution again and again. Thank you! You made my heart full!

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As a new volunteer, I just delivered my first cake for the 8th birthday of a little girl battling osteogenesis imperfecta (aka broken bone disease). I can't tell you how much it meant to see first-hand the joy it brought to her and her loving family! The hours it took to make her "snowflake" dream cake were a small price to pay to make such a dear little girl's day special. I would like to encourage the many other bakers out there, both home and professional , to volunteer for this wonderful experience. It is something I will never forget, and I look forward to being called upon again!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot express what an honor it was for Jan's Sugarland of Cakes to be able to make Jannine's dream cake for her 5th birthday! Such a beautiful little girl with eyes so blue, it was hard to imagine all that she has endured in her young life. I can assure you that while she received the Frozen Themed Cake that she wanted, it was I that received the blessing ! Thank you everyone at Icing Smiles for all that you do and thank you for giving me such a beautiful memory to carry with me the rest of my life.

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