10/16/2009

Birthday Cakes for Foster Kids

So, our family's fun project for this year is....
Making Birthday Cakes for local foster kids!!
How cool is that?! I have been searching and searching for a local community service project that my young kids could participate in and have had no luck. Until......
We heard that there were local kids that had never had much of a birthday celebration and we knew we could definitely help out! I really admire people that are foster parents, they have such a tough job and share so much of their time, love, and talents. It's almost impossible to make every single child's birthday special. So, we have been working with our local agency and will be making a couple cakes a month--we'll feature some here for you.
This is a great family project, it's something we can all participate in! The kids can all help decorate and they have been so excited to help make someone else's birthday happy! Little H was a great helper!

If you're interested, contact your local foster agency and I'm sure you can set something up. If you live in the West or Pacific Northwest, we have been working with Olive Crest. You can contact them here.
First off is a birthday cake for Mr. C, an adorable little guy!
Of course he's never had a birthday cake, he's turning 1! He has 6 foster brothers/sisters living at his house, so we made two separate cakes. The first one is just for Mr. C, a huge fan of trucks:We bought an
Eco Truck, filled the back with chunks of chocolate cake (Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge, yum!), and drizzled chocolate ganache on top. I wish I was there to see him get into it!

The family mentioned that they once had an "orange creamsicle" cake that they loved, so we made an orange jell-o cake for everyone (Betty Crocker French Vanilla Cake mix and orange jell-o), complete with an edible picture of Mr. C driving a truck.
Happy Birthday, Mr. C!

15 comments:

jess said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL IDEA!!! I would love to do this!!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Great idea...I've never heard of this before.

Lilith Silvermane said...

What a GREAT idea. I will go and look it up! I'd love to do this for kids, and if not... I'd love to head up an organization in the area!

lifeoftheparty said...

What a wonderful idea!! I would love to get involved with an organization like this...I'll have to do some research =)

DeAnn McWhorter said...

You are so busy but I love how you always make time to make others happy! You are the best and the cake is adorable!

Katherine Marie! said...

AMAZING! What a brilliant and fantastic idea. I can just imagine the lovely birthday memories your are helping to create for these special kids. Awesome way to "give back"--- your kids will also forever be touched by helping others!!

yah and that cake inside the truck is SO GREAT!!!!!!!!

The Krazy Girl said...

What a great idea!! I especially love how your kids get to be involved.

Staci said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Jessica said...

What a wonderful idea, thanks for the inspiration. It is a great idea and something that can be inexpensive to do and will mean the world to some child.

I love the dump truck, I may have to steal that idea for my son's first birthday.

Kell said...

That is such a great idea! My kids would really get into this! Thanks for sharing!

Steel Magnolia said...

this is so sweet that i am about to cry. ack! i'm blaming it on hormones! (and good for you...what a lovely idea. i'm going to share it with my local mom's service group, if you don't mind.)

Tauni said...

What a thoughtful idea. You are a great woman.

Jessica said...

The cake in the truck is a brilliant idea! I love it!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

What a fantastic idea. Your cakes are so cute ... I can't imagine how happy it made the kids!

Anonymous said...

Hello!!! This is Mr. C's foster mom. I just wanted to thank you again for this wonderful gift to him and all of our family. It was a HUGE hit.

We've got another landmark birthday coming up...Sixteen candles for Mr. C's big brother Mr. D. We can't WAIT to see what you come up with.

Thanks again!

Mom-o-many :)