Posted by: sugarbitescakes | November 18, 2013

Icing Smiles – Rainbow Cake

Earlier this year I signed up with Icing Smiles. It’s a great charity where bakeries or home bakers can sign up and be contacted when families of sick kids need a cake for a birthday or other celebration. I signed up and didn’t hear anything for a long time. Then I got a request, but wasn’t able to do it at the time it was needed. I thought they’d never ask again.

Then I got another request that I had time to do. It was for a sweet 4 year old named Tegan who was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was just 2 and a half. The request was for a party to celebrate Tegan’s end of chemotherapy and her 5th birthday. The way Icing Smiles works is that the family can request a theme, but the baker gets artistic license with that theme. Tegan wanted “rainbows”. So I gave her rainbows!


I started with brightly coloured white cake in rainbow colours. They turned out better and brighter than I ever thought they would.



Then I covered the bright layers with plain old white Swiss meringue buttercream and covered it with plain old white fondant.


At this point I still wasn’t sure what I was going to do. After looking at lots of pictures of rainbow cakes, I decided on rainbow hearts.


I used rainbow sprinkles and some pearl dust to bring some sparkle to the cake.


I don’t usually like to write on my cakes, but the family wanted writing and this wording was so worth it!


With the timing of the cake I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually meet Tegan, but her mom brought her by to pick up the cake! I was so happy to have the chance to meet this brave little girl!


Tegan’s mom sent pictures of the inside of the cake after they cut it.


Doing this first cake for Icing Smiles was totally worth it. I will most definitely do as many as I can in the future.



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