A new volunteer organization has popped up in Wellesley with the goal of providing special birthday cakes to kids in the MetroWest area who wouldn’t otherwise get them.
The local Free Cakes 4 Kids operation, which Wellesley’s Alli Fronzaglia started in November, is an affiliate of the original organization started in Trenton, Ga. She was inspired by reading about that organization and by a friend who started her own chapter.
Fronzaglia says she’s part of a foodie family: her husband has been in the food and beverage industry for 20-plus years. As for herself, she’s an amateur baker and volunteers weekly at the Wellesley Food Pantry. The Nemo cake above is one she made for her daughter and would love to make for others.
Fronzaglia, who moved to Wellesley 18 months ago from Boulder, Colo., has lined up two other Wellesley women so far to help her supply cakes to those in need.
“When I am contacted, I ask the child’s favorite colors, favorite characters, favorite flavors, etc.,” she says. “We will always do the best we can to accommodate preferences. I do ask about allergies and would welcome the opportunity to do an allergen-free cake, though I haven’t had that chance yet.”
Free Cakes 4 Kids has recently teamed with the Wellesley Council on Aging to provide a homemade teddy bear with the cakes.
If you or someone you know is unable to provide a cake for a child, please contact Fronzaglia at 781.489.5011 or [email protected].