They Take The Cake In Boise, Idaho
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As Kathy Plaisance drapes blue fondant over a freshly baked chocolate cake, she explains that no child should have a cake-less birthday. Plaisance oversees Community Cakes, a group of 50 volunteer bakers who deliver homemade birthday cakes to people who might otherwise not have one — in veterans' homes, hospice centers and foster homes across southwest Idaho.
Plaisance tears up remembering the time she delivered a Superman cake to a boy in foster care.
"He was ecstatic. He had never had a cake like that before," she says. "Those are the ones that get you, and make you want to keep doing it."
Emilie Ritter Saunders is a reporter for StateImpact Idaho/.
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