I've never advertised Free Cakes For Kids on Craigslist. I thought about it, but I wasn't sure if the families I was trying to reach use Craigslist. I should have posted an ad anyways. It wouldn't have hurt. And now I'm definitely kicking myself because someone from the organization posted a general ad two weeks ago and I ended up getting two orders because of it! It was awesome. I'll post on Craigslist from now on. Lesson learned.
Here's an email I got for one of the orders. She typed it in all caps. Sorry!
HELLO, I SAW AN ADD ON CRAISLIST, AND I IMMEDIATLY THOUGHT OF A FRIEND OF MINE, SHE HAS A LITTLE BOY WHO WILL BE TURNING 2 ON SEPTEMBER 15, SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER WHO IS JUST STRUGGLING TO GET AHEAD. SHE IS CURRENTLY GOING TO SCHOOL TO BECOME A MEDICAL ASSISTANT THROUGH A COUNTY PAID PROGRAM, AND SHE DOES NOT HAVE A STEADY PLACE TO LIVE SO SHE HAS TO LEAVE HER SON WITH HIS GRANDPARENTS AT NIGHT SO HE HAS A PLACE TO SLEEP AND BE SAFE. SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE HIM A BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR AND I WONDERED IF THIS ORGANIZATION WOULD HELP WITH A CAKE, AS I TRY TO GIVE HIM A SMALL PARTY WITH A PRESENT OR TWO. HE LOVES SPIDERMAN AND LIGHTING MC QUEEN AND ALL TRUCKS!! HE IS ABSOLUTLY THE SWEETEST CHILD, AND NOT BEING WITH HIS MOTHER ALL THE TIME IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON HIM, SO I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE HIS BIRTHDAY AS SPECIAL AS POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF FREE CAKES FOR KIDS. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP??
Awwwww! Obviously I said yes! How could I not!?
She decided to go with a Spider-Man cake. I love making superhero cakes.
I started off with a red cake board and a chocolate cake.
I covered the sides with blue frosting.
Red on top.
Covered it with a black web.
Topped it off with a Spider-Man candle, red shell border and a happy birthday greeting.
I'm delivering this cake tomorrow. I've also got a couple little presents for the birthday boy. I'm so excited!