Tyler Woman Makes Kids Birthday Dreams Come True

The final touches--a few sprinkles and some homemade butter-cream icing.

"I try to at least put something that they can take with them, like a toy for the topping," said Emily Fowler, also known as The Cake Lady.  She said knows what's it's like to come from a not so wealthy family.

"You know you always had those kids whose mom brings them cupcakes, and it's so memorable," she said.  "As silly as it sounds, I would like to do that for children."

Emily is doing just that.

She finished decorating cakes, Sunday afternoon.  Later, it was time to pack up and see which little boy or girl got to make one of those special memories.

Betty Redou she turns 9 years old, Monday.  She said it was an amazing experience when The Cake Lady brought her her cake.

Betty and her family evacuated their Beaumont home in 2005 on her *6th birthday--the day Rita hit.

Three years later, Hurricane Ike forced them out, again, and into the shelter on Troup Highway.

"She was kind of upset," said Betty's mother Cynthia.  She wanted this birthday to be different for her daughter.

She called The Cake Lady, who was more than willing to help.

"It's special to them and you can see that it's special to them and that's what I really enjoy," said Fowler.

She now hopes Betty and every other child she meets will take her gesture of kindness to heart and spread it to other people.

For more information on how to help The Cake Lady make more birthday cake dreams come true, go to Know More on 7 and click the "Free Cakes for Kids" link.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com