Sugargourmande Lou




VW Campervan Cake ... Baking A Smile for Brendan x

Let me introduce you all to Brendan, then you can read his story … :)

Me and my VDub dude :D

Last weekend I met this very special little boy who turned 6 that week and his gorgeous mum had applied to Baking A Smile for a birthday cake, a truly wonderful non-profit organisation. Brendan has Intractable epilepsy, quad cp, gastro fed, blind, severe GDD, and 15q2 deletion (a very rare genetic disorder). He’d already had 5 seizures before I got there and was pretty darn tired ! He won’t be able to eat any of this, or even see it, but he WILL be able to touch it with his mum’s help. 30 minutes in the house with them all and I came out happy, relieved, shattered, grateful … and smiling ! They gave me a photo of Brendan with a few words written on his behalf … Such beautiful people, all of them !! A cake full of every kind of emotion, I won’t lie, it was a tough one ! I can’t say I won’t ever moan again, but for now, well …
Here was his cake … I tried to make it quite ‘tactile’ so he would be able to feel his way around it, and later heard back from his Mum that they’d all had a wonderful party … The rain stopped and the sun shone and the cake got eaten and enjoyed (even though ‘Mum’ hadn’t wanted to cut it :D ) … A perfect day for everyone !! <3

Lou xxx

-- Lou, S.Yorks UK

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Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

how special is this. Brilliant cake for a very special little boy x

Julie Tenlen

What an amazing and heart wrenching story <3 God bless Brendan. Your cake is simply amazing and I just love it!

SweetKOKEKO by Arantxa

What a beautiful cake for Brendan!!

Sugargourmande Lou

Ellie, Julie and Arantxa, thank you lovelies !! A special boy and family indeed !! xx

The Rosehip Bakery

Made me smile and cry at the same time x

Danijela Lilchickcupcakes

Awww Lou i belong to Icing Smiles Canada and its an honor to make a cake for such amazing kids who are going trough a lot and its such a touching story …you are awesome love ya …

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Awww wow Lou, what an emotional cake for you to do!
You did an amazing job, its so cool! Im glad they liked it and im just imagining Brendan feeling the sand! ;-)

Sugargourmande Lou

Awww thank you Izzy, Danijela and Christine !! Definitely was an honour, and humbling too ! This one took on a whole new meaning xxx


what a wonderful story and beautiful cake baking a smile is always so a great thing to do

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Touching story Lou….those parents and caregivers are true heroes. Took care of a young lady in similar circumstances when I was a psw. Your cake is awesome and not surprised it brought smiles to everyone. ❤️ Great job….👍 👍

Sugargourmande Lou

Thank you Jacqueline, and June, they really are, thank you lovely !! xxx

CuriAUSSIEty Cakes

Love it well done you are so wonderful! Big hugs!!!!

Blossom Dream Cakes - Angela Morris

Love this cake Lou, and the story xx

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes

What a beautiful story and an amazing young man. Oh and of course an incredible cake xx


Beautiful cake and the story Lou <3

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