ICING SMILES

Rating: 5 stars   84 reviews

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Location: 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
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Rating: 5 stars  

We had the great pleasure of creating and delivering a cake to Hunter, who was celebrating his first birthday. Hunter's first year of life has been overwhelming at times, but his family welcomed us into their lives with open arms. This was such an emotional and amazing experience for us. Icing Smiles works hard to connect these wonderful families with people who want to give them sunshine through cake. We are so happy to be called Sugar Angels.

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I joined Icing Smiles last spring and was excited to be called to make a sewing themed cake for a lovely young cowgirl's 8th birthday clelbration this past Sunday. As a seamstress with 40 years experience this was a cake near and dear to my heart. I had so much fun creating a sewing machine, spools of thread, measuring tapes, buttons. But my favorite thing was a pin cushion with tiny pins and needles, all made of sugar!

Rosemary Galpin
Master Sugar Artist
Luling, Texas

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I started my cake business in 2010, it was 2011 when I found this AWESOME organization! I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it. I have done 2 cakes, currently working on my 3rd donated cake. There is nothing like seeing these children SMILE when they see their cake, nothing brings me more joy than that! The world is truly a better place because of ICING SMILES! I am an Iowa baker! I have 5 children, that are all healthy, so icing smiles hits my heart when i read these childrens stories, how could you not want to help?

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MAKE MORE CAKES!

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