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4725 Dorsey Hall Drive Suite A807 Ellicott City MD 21042 USA
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.”
Please like us on facebook to see our results daily! http://www.facebook.com/icingsmiles ICING SMILES by the NUMBERS: 8214+ = Sugar Angels in the United States 9102+ = Smiles delivered 1000+ = Volunteer hours per week donated to create Smiles 12+ = Countries waiting to create Smiles 84+ = New cake requests per week 45+ = New volunteers per week
Families dealing with the critical illness of a child.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Over 2,000 families in need of a smile.
Geographic areas served:
The United States.
Cupcakes, cakes and cookie programs.
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I've made two cakes for icing smiles. This is a great organization. It feels so good to make a child's special day even better. Love making cakes for them.
I have done two cakes for Icing Smiles now. I cannot begin to express the feeling of joy in my heart when I delivered the cakes to those children. Seeing the smiles on their faces is worth more to me than any monetary payment I could ever receive.
Thank you again, Icing Smiles, for allowing me to be a part of your amazing organization.
I love being a part of Icing Smiles. Giving to a family in their most trying time is a reward within itself.
I have had the opportunity to do 2 icing smiles cakes! It was such a great experience! One was for a little girl turning 4. She wanted an Elsa cake....of course! When I delivered the cake she was so excited she could only whisper. I crouched down so she could get a better look, I wasn't even in the door yet! My oldest daughter had made a special lace crown for the little girl and it was on the cake. The little girl whispered "did Elsa make that for me?" Of course I answered yes! And so the fantasy started for this cute little girl. She wanted to know why Elsa and Olaf had not come with me. I told her that Olaf was always loosing his head and so Elsa had to stay with him to be sure he would stay out of mischief!!!! She just thought that was so funny. It took everything her Mom had to keep the crown on the cake till pictures were taken. Then off came the crown and I pinned it in her hair and she was now a princess and her day was complete !! It was so rewarding to do something for such a great organization!! It was humbling to see what a difference something as simple as a cake could make in a child's life! I will do as many cakes as I possibly can for this organization!!! They are AWESOME!!! ❤️Wendy
Icing Smiles not only let's us use our creativity in the baking we do that brings so much joy to all of us. It's exceeded by the smiles and happiness of families we are there for. I've always wanted to make a difference in a positive way and I'm very honored to be a part of Icing Smiles
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I had the opportunity to do my 1st Icing Smiles cake a few weeks ago. The reaction I received when Mom picked up the cake was one I had never experienced before, she cried tears of happiness. I have never been so happy, or emotional, being able to provide a cake for someone before. This experience is one I will never forget and hope have have many more.
I was honored to be chosen as a Sugar Angel. This organization really does provide lots of smiles. :) I was grateful for the help up front and during the entire process in communicating with the family, it made the entire process go smoothly.
I just completed my first cake with Icing Smiles. Everything was very organized, and the family I worked with was wonderful. What I especially liked was that I was given details on what the child wanted, but I was allowed some creative liberties as well. This enabled me to have some fun with the cake. I very much enjoy volunteering for Icing Smiles and would encourage any other baker to as well.
Being chosen as a Sugar Angel was an awesome experience. The level of support given by my Icing Smiles rep was awesome. The family I worked with was super grateful for the opportunity to receive a cake. Definitely something I look forward to doing more of in the future.
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By far the best network of volunteers that I have ever been able to work with! It is truly amazing what a vision can create through the kindness of so many!