Cupcakes Bring out the Love—And the Funds
A one-day fundraiser at Frosting raised more than $500 to help a little girl fight leukemia.
And that included a $50 phone-in donation from a Frosting fan who was on vacation on the day of the fundraiser, Frosting reported on Facebook.
Special "Ruby Red Velvet" cupcakes were designed and handcrafted—right down to the special ladybug toppers—by Frosting owners Todd Bracken and Michelle Snow Bracken, and sold for $3 each on Friday, Aug. 10. Because of the limited quantity of the handmade cakes, the fundraiser lasted only nine hours, raising an average of nearly $60 an hour.
That's a lot of cake, frosting and love for little Ruby, a two-and-a-half year-old "blondie with bright big eyes and a light-up-the-room personality that is just contagious. Ruby has the most loving family and support system around her that have been chanting, 'Just Win, Ruby! Fight Like A Girl!' for the past nine months" since her diagnosis. "Ruby has been fighting hard and continues to fight until she wins this battle," according to a statement from the shop.
Ruby's father, Craig Kahoun of Zionsville, IN, "is the good childhood friend and high school lacrosse teammate" of Todd Bracken, the statement added.
"We wanted to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came out yesterday and supported our sweet event for Little Miss Ruby," Todd Bracken and Michelle Snow Bracken posted on Facebook the day after the fundraiser.