We are proud supporters of Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Basically, a family applies to receive a special celebration cake, and bakers volunteer to do the cake for FREE! It’s really an amazing program – especially considering how many bakers willingly devote their time and resources to make others smile.
We have had the opportunity to bake 2 cakes for Icing Smiles and the most recent one was for an Hungry Caterpillar party. Fun! The family asked for vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling, but left the design completely up to us. Here’s what we created for baby Eleanor who was turning 1:
The front featured the sun, seen on many pages of Eric Carle’s book, and the famous caterpillar himself!
And on the back, I included many of the goodies the caterpillar ate before he had an upset stomach: an orange, a piece of cherry pie, a pear, a cupcake, watermelon,… …a pickle, a lollipop, a strawberry, and a piece of cheese.
And her is a great picture of Eleanor and her birthday cake. Happy 1st birthday, Eleanor!