Claire's cake: Ridge's MyCakes donating to special birthday benefit

Snoqualmie's MyCakes has been chosen to be the maker of a very special cake.

McCakes, located at 7726 Center Boulevard, Suite 140, on Snoqualmie Ridge, is working with Icing Smile, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide critically ill children and their siblings with unique custom celebration cakes for birthdays, end-of-treatment parties, and during extended hospitalizations.

Two years ago, Tracy Quisenberry, Executive Director of Icing Smiles, recognized the impact that a custom cake can have on a child. A baker, she started Icing Smiles to share that wonder with children who can't always participate in the everyday experiences of childhood, like birthday parties. Since 2009, the organization has partnered with volunteer bakers in all 50 states, including some of the country's top cake artists. MyCakes is proud to be a new member of the organization.

Recently, they received a request for a young girl Claire, of Issaquah, who will be celebrating her fifth birthday on Friday, April 27.

Claire suffers from a very rare blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a condition that requires her to continually undergo bone marrow transplants.

Her frequent hospitalizations have made it a  tough year for her family.  They have requested a Dream Cake,with a Disney theme for Claire, and now MyCakes will make it happen.

On Thursday, April 26, MyCakes will present a three-tiered cake to Claire.

Read more about Claire here at her CaringBridge site:

See examples of previous Icing Smiles cakes at or on their facebook page,!/icingsmiles.

Or, learn more at


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