Birthdays are usually a time for celebration. But when your child is battling cancer or any critical illness, celebrating may the last thing you feel like doing. To bring joy to families during this stressful time, Icing Smiles bakes custom-designed celebration cakes for sick children and their siblings. These spectacular cakes are provided at no cost to families.
Here’s how it works:
If you have a child who is 18 years or younger with a life-threatening medical condition and is within two years of their most recent treatment, you can apply for an Icing Smiles cake. Cakes can also be requested for siblings of qualified medical children.
Once a request form is completed, eligibility will need to be confirmed. Icing Smiles will then match a family to one of their 6400+ volunteer specialty bakers located across the United States.
In most cases, families are asked to pick up the cake from the baker directly. If the baker is located more than 45 minutes away, the baker will try to arrange a convenient meeting point. If your child is hospitalized, Icing Smiles will coordinate delivery.
Cake requests should be made as far in advance as possible, even if the exact date of the event is unknown. This helps them line up a baker with plenty of time for them to plan and design the cake.