It has been a month of special moments for Cakes for a Cure!
My grandmother and my cousins, all inspirations for the charities that I support, were here visiting. My grandmother, who inspired me to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation, even helped me deliver two cakes. It was so special. Delivering cakes is very fun because I love to see people's reaction to the cake that I made for them. I was so happy and grateful to experience this with her.
Also, my cousins Kamryn and Kaitlyn, who inspired me to support The Children’s Tumor Foundation, and their family visited from Texas. We baked together and ate lots of cake (and frosting!). I made my first red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, it was amazing. I highly recommend it!
I was in full cake production mode for the Fourth of July this year. A big thank you to Mrs. Mulheran for ordering a special cake for her family. She also included me in their neighborhood’s Fourth of July party which was super fun! I made two half-sheet vanilla cakes for the celebration. It was very fun and everyone was extremely generous and kind. Cakes for a Cure raised money for all three charities at the party.
I also got to make two half sheet cakes for my cousin Sig's graduation party. He's headed off to Nebraska for college this fall. I think the cakes turned out great and everyone enjoyed them. Congratulations Sig, and thank you Uncle Sig and Auntie Karina for ordering the cakes and your continued support!
A big thank you to all of the other wonderful people that supported Cakes for a Cure this last month:
I am within $400 of my $3,000 goal for 2017 -- Cakes for a Cure has raised $2,681 for charities, baking a difference one cake at a time.
My cousin Matt and his lovely family saw the Southwest Metro article and really liked it. They wanted to support my efforts and made a very generous donation to the Children's Tumor Foundation. It was very thoughtful, thank you so much to the Connecticut Mellen family for your support!
I also want to give a big thanks to Ms. Diane Williams-Johnson. My Mom and I met her at the cake decorating class at the Nordic Ware Factory Outlet store. She wanted to support my efforts with Cakes for a Cure and donated money for me to purchase additional supplies. It was very thoughtful and generous of her, and I very much appreciate it. I bought some new cake decorating tips and other baking supplies that have helped me with many cakes. Thank you so much Ms. Diane Williams-Johnson for your thoughtfulness and support!
I am so grateful for people trusting me to make cakes for their special events:
Please see the Cake Gallery for pictures of all of these wonderful cakes!
My two five-year-old cousins have Neurofibromatosis (NF), that's why I love to support The Children's Tumor Foundation. They are such an inspiration to me.
In honor of NF Awareness month, I got blue and green bands put on my braces. Dr. Lee and everyone at Ovation Orthodontics have been super kind and supportive. I hope people ask me about my blue and green bands this month so I can talk to them about NF and the great things The Children's Tumor Foundation is doing.
Cakes for a Cure has raised a total of $740 for The Children's Tumor Foundation so far! I really like getting the NF News magazine in the mail and learning about the progress they are making to find a cure. I also like reading about the NF Heroes and many of the clinic trials that are helping them.
Donations to The Children's Tumor Foundation can also be made online now through the Cakes for a Cure fundraising page.
If you are interested in learning more about NF, The Children's Tumor Foundation has written a great overview that you can find here.
My name is Mary Margaret and I started Cakes for a Cure. This is my blog, check back often as I try to keep this updated with fun information about what I am doing.