Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Baking a difference!

Icing Smiles is an amazing non profit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by critical illness of a child. Their goal is 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.

I contacted Icing Smiles about doing Aidan's cake this year. I was in Philadelphia with Jacob last year and was unable to be with him on his birthday. I really wanted this year to be special for him. He has had to deal with so much this last year and has been amazing through it all. I am so proud of him. I received an email from Rose at Icing Smiles the same day I emailed them and was blown away by the fact that she not only said they would find someone for Aidan's cake but they also wanted to get Jake a cake.

There is nothing in this world better than this smile!

Sara Lane (WV Cake Lady) of Custom Cakes, llc designed a beautiful cake for Jacob and I can't thank her enough for helping us celebrate this major milestone for our little miracle. Jacob loves Jungle Junction so we decided to have the characters on a brightly colored "Topsy-Turvy" style cake. Here are some pictures of Jake enjoying his delicious cake and 1st birthday celebration.

Jake's beautiful Jungle Junction Cake!

Mommy and Jake.
(His mouth is full, he kept eating the yellow pieces off of the bottom of the cake lol)

More Party Pictures

Big brother Aidan and friend Sophie blowing out Jake's candle

He was so tired but would not stop eating cake.

It's my party I can cry if I want to!

Jake and best buddy Alex.

Thank you again to Icing Smiles, Rose and Sara Lane from Custom Cakes, llc for helping us celebrate Jake's first birthday with such a beautiful cake.

Visit IcingSmiles.org to learn more about Icing Smiles. If able please make a donation so this amazing charity can continue to bring smiles to sick children and their siblings.

See more beautiful cakes by Sara Lane at www.wvcakelady.com


  1. Can't believe my little fellow is one. He is such a joy to have in the office. His birthday cake is amazing. Went on that webpage and her cakes are beautiful. I pray Jacob has many more to come.
    Love you guys, Bert