How to Change a Kid’s Life - With a Birthday Cake

Cake Angels is ‘Baking a Difference’ - changing the world one stunning cake at a time.

Jan 22, 2016
Birthday cake

Kaius, celebrating the end of almost 3 years of chemotherapy treatment (Cake Angels)

It's Jana's second birthday and her mom has gone all out, setting a beautiful birthday table complete with a Minnie Mouse birthday cake. It’s hard to tell that in her two short years Jana has seen more hardship than most people do in a lifetime. Jana has Leigh's Disease, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. To honor her bravery and resilience, many people have come together to make sure she has a great birthday - among them are volunteers from Cake Angels.

The Australian-based charity Cake Angels brings smile to the faces of sick children all over Australia with stunning donated cakes.  If you ask a Cake Angel they’ll tell you - it’s not just frosting and sugar they put into their artfully decorated cakes. These artists are using cakes as a means to change the world.

The Australian-based charity connects either professional cake decorators or hobbyists with seriously ill children. Using their flair for frosting, the volunteers bring a much-needed smile to the faces of children. For a family dealing with this kind of hardship, a happy moment can become one of their most cherished memories. As part of the fun, the children get to pick a theme for their cake based on their hobbies or favorite characters, ranging from Lego and Minnie Mouse cakes for the younger children to Japanese animation and makeup themes for the teenagers.

Feast your eyes on some of the beautiful cakes made by Cake Angels volunteers:

ANGELINA, AGE 12  

Art-themed cake

An art-themed cake by Mary from CakesMaryMakes (Cake Angels)

JANA, AGE 2

A Minnie Mouse cake

Made by Beti from Sweets by Beti (Cake Angels)

SYDNEY, AGE 12   

Makeup cake

Made by by Cake Angel Joanne from Sugar Diamond Cakes (Cake Angels)

DEZSTANY, AGE 10

smiling girl with cake

Made by Michelle from Shell's Cakes and Treats (Cake Angels)

ISLA, AGE 6 

minecraft cake

A Minecraft cake made by Paula from My Artisan Cake (Cake Angels)

JAKOB, AGE 13

boy with cake

Jakob's birthday cake was made by Jackie from Contemporary Cakes (Cake Angels)

BROOKE, AGE 16

girl with birthday cake

Made by Samantha from She Bakes Cakes Ballara (Cake Angels)

BRIARNA, AGE 10

princess cake

Briarna loves pink and became a real princess on her birthday. Her cake was made by Decorated By Kate (Cake Angels)

NATALIE, AGE 14

pink and purple cake celebrating the end of almost 3 years of chemotherapy treatment

Made by by Carlie from CJ Sweet Treats (Cake Angels)

ZARLIYA, AGE 2

boy with Super Mario cake

Cake made by Effie from Cakes2Envy (Cake Angels)

Maya is Goodnet’s voice on social media, inspiring hundreds of thousands of fans to connect with opportunities for doing good. She writes about positive trends across the web, as well as family, health and social action.

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