Butterfly Cake for Annabel

I can’t help but tear up a little bit every time I see this cake.
This is my second Icing Smiles cake. It was made for a sweet girl in my town named Annabel. It was made for her third birthday.
Annabel has Tay Sachs Disease. Which means she will not see many more birthdays past this one.
Tay Sachs is terminal, taking most children by the age of four.
Meeting Annabel and her family was an amazing, life-affirming experience. Annabel is making a difference in other people’s lives in such a short time. I am grateful for the opportunity to know them!
Her mom asked for a cake using the colors navy blue, pink and turquoise and let me know that Annabel LOVES butterflies.
The butterflies are printed on wafer paper and hand cut with piped candy melt bodies and some with a little piping gel and edible glitter sprinkled on them.
Thanks for looking :)

Peace, love & cake,
- Renay

Supplies: cake buttercream fondant luster dust wafer paper butterflies candy melts

Tools: angled spatula pizza wheel fondant smoothers paintbrush piping gel edible glitter piping bag

Tags: icing smiles butterflies tay sachs birthday cake

Peace, love & cake!


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Chris Jones ...

Gorgeous cake and for such a great cause!! love the vibrant colors; I’ll bet Annabel did too:)

Goreti ...


Dora Th. ...

So beautiful !!

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

Wow! Stunning!

Calli Creations ...

Beautiful, love the butterflies

The Custom Cakery ...

So special x

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Delightfully lovely. .so..bright & festive. Touching story. ..I’m sure your cake brought some very happy moments

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

What an absolutely gorgeous cake! Thank you for sharing the story behind it. It brought me to tears as well!

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes ...

Beautiful, loving the colours x

Renay Zamora ...

Thank you so much :)

Lisa Ryan ...



Gorgeous cake for a gorgeous little girl :-)

Cakes by Sian ...

This is beautiful x

Daantje ...

Gorgeous cake!

Zoe White ...

So pretty!!

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