Guests are invited to join Icing Smiles and Nielsen-Massey Vanillas at the 2018 Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball, to take place Saturday, November 3 in Chicago, Illinois. The annual event is a fundraiser supported by generous donors, including the title sponsor Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, to help children with critical illnesses and their families.

Icing Smiles is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing a temporary escape from worry and creating positive memories during a difficult time. They do so by creating custom celebration cakes for these children and their siblings.

Volunteer bakers and cake artists from around the country help to deliver thousands of cakes to these families at no cost to them.

The 2018 Buttercream Ball is presented as an elegant evening full of cocktails, confections, entertainment, and fun. One of the interesting features of this year’s event is the live Domino Sugar “Showpiece Showdown” cake competition. Three of the industry's best bakers, each partnered with an Icing Smiles Super Hero kid, will compete head-to-head in a fun, friendly showdown.

Tickets for the event are now available, and they include a variety of cocktails and confections, music and dancing, food selections, and an assortment of finely-crafted desserts.