THE GREAT CAKE RACE 5K/1M 2014 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE.
Type A Catering
Wesley Thomas Salon
Hyundai on Nicholasville
Bank of the Bluegrass and Trust
Coffee Times Coffee House
First Southern National Bank
Pediatric and Adolescent Associates
Clunk Paisley and Associates
Rare Life Honor
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is honoring those who share its passion for excellence with The Rare Life Award. Sweet Blessings Founder Ashley Boyd Gann has been nominated for the award, and you can her win by going online and voting.
At the end of the voting, 7 finalists will be selected from the top 20 nominees that receive votes. One of those 7 finalists will be chosen as the Grand Prize 2015 Rare Life Award winner. Sweet Blessings could win up to $50,000.
The link is www.eaglerarelife.com/content/ashley-boyd-gann
Back to the 80s
Sweet Blessings' founder, Ashley Boyd Gann, did not always want to be a baker. It wasn't until she was in her 30s that she decorated her first cake. Sensing that God brought cakes in her life for a reason, her family prayed for close to five years for His will. Ashley researched a group that connects professional bakers with critically ill children, but that still wasn't the answer. One morning during church the pastor was speaking about outreach efforts in downtown Lexington, KY. It was then that she realized that sick children are not the only ones living in crisis, children in poverty are living in crisis as well. God had put cakes in her life to use cake to reach out to his children.
Sweet Blessings isn't a bakery, it is a non-profit ministry which creates happy birthdays and unforgettable cakes for 5-14 year olds living in poverty or with a life threatening illness. All cakes are yellow with white frosting, covered in fondant, and either multiple tiers or three dimensional shapes. Cakes are made with a specific child in mind and decorated in his or her favorite colors, hobbies, sports teams, etc. Sweet Blessings accepts referrals from schools, churches and social service providers. If you are an individual who would like to recommend a child for a Sweet Blessings cake, please contact a pastor, social worker or service provider which works with the child.