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Ellicott City's Icing Smiles delivers happiness to sick kids
Ellicott City's Icing Smiles delivers happiness to sick kids

“You can’t help but smile around a good cake!” says Tracy Quisenberry. An “icing smile,” she explains, is the special grin on the face of a child tucking into a big piece of frosted fantasy. Quisenberry is founder and executive director of Icing Smiles, a Howard County-based nonprofit whose purpose is to bring a free customized cake — and a special experience of joy — to kids suffering from life-threatening conditions. The organization’s first cake was delivered by a volunteer baker in January 2010; six months later, the effort went viral, expanding yeastlike to today’s more than 6,000 bakers across all 50 states, Canada and the...

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