I am a self-taught home baker who has only been baking and cake decorating for 3 years. I make cakes for family and friends so I can improve my skills to make (hopefully) amazing cakes for sick children and their siblings through the organization Icing Smiles.
It has been an honor to have been a Sugar Angel 8 times (soon 9) in this short amount of time. I think it is awesome that Icing Smiles includes the siblings because it is easy for them to get overlooked while parents concentrate on the child with the illness. Every dollar donated helps Icing Smiles bring a cake to families dealing with the critical illness of a child. It costs Icing Smiles approximately $35 per cake even with the generous donations of time and materials by the Sugar Angels.
Plus, every dollar you donate is a vote for my cake to win the contest and an amazing prize that being a self-taught decorator I could really use.... a one-on-one decorating class with world-renowned cake and chocolate artist Karen Porteleo! I would love to learn how to improve my cakes even more to bring even bigger smiles to the kids' faces!!
This cake was not one of my Icing Smiles cakes, but is one I am really pleased with the results. Just buttercream and chocolate!
Voting/donating runs through 12:00 NOON EST on August 22, 2016.
Thank you for your support. Please visit www.icingsmiles.org for more information about the organization.