On Friday, eat cake and feel good about it (for a change).
Friendship Heights' popular cupcakery, Frosting Bakeshop and Coffee Bar (1 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase), is pulling out all the stops to create one-of-a-kind Ruby Red Velvet cupcakes—with special, handmade ladybug toppers—to sell to help support young Ruby Kahoun's fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The cupcakes will only be available on Friday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ruby is 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, co-owner (with his wife, Michelle Snow Bracken) of Frosting, the statement added.
Ruby's special cupcakes—priced at $3 each—will be topped with "a teeny tiny sparkly lady bug (just like Miss Ruby herself)," and proceeds of the cupcakes' sale will go to Ruby and her family to support her fight, the bakeshop said.
To learn more about how the special ladybug cupcake toppers are made, visit the bakeshop's Facebook page.
Frosting's cupcakes are well-known in the Washington, DC, area. Last March, the bakeshop beat out local Irish bars in a Patch Readers' Choice poll asking readers to select their favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day—Frosting's pale green-frosted cakes beat out the beer.