Volunteers find sweet opportunity in birthday cakes

Posted by dboone on January 18, 2012


“Helping kids is a piece of cake!” That’s the simple motto of Sweet Blessings, a nonprofit that makes birthdays special for Central Kentucky children living in poverty or living with a serious illness.

Kimberly Smith, who teaches sixth-grade math at Bryan Station Middle School, thought it sounded like a fine idea. So did Jonathan Saylor, a senior at Bryan Station High School. Both volunteer in the kitchen of a local church where Sweet Blessings turns out fabulous and imaginative creations every Tuesday.

“I started my first decorating class last January and was looking for something where I could help or reach out. It’s something that’s small, but it can make a big impact on their lives to know somebody out there cares for them and is interested in them,” Smith said. “Just the fact that they help our kids in Fayette County is a plus.”

In the past year, Sweet Blessings has provided dozens of cakes to children in Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, Woodford, Franklin, Anderson and Owen counties.

Smith, who has practiced on family birthday cakes, also expects to hone her skills while volunteering a few hours a week. “I enjoy the baking, but I’m more into the creative side of things,” she said.

Making A Difference- Preview

Posted by dboone on January 18, 2012

"Ordinary Heroes" segment preview by Nikki Burdine for LEX 18 News. Profile of people in Lexington making a difference. The first piece will be about a company called "Sweet Blessings."

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Making A Difference-msnbc

Posted by dboone on January 18, 2012

Sweet Blessing Cakes get some national media attention!