Press Release

Sandy Cakes Parkinson’s Expoze:

Chicago Artist Cake Collection 2012

CHICAGO – Sandy Cakes- Couture Cake designer- from Panaderia Azucar, a northwest side bakery is thrilled to announce the launch of her Fall 2012 cake collection, “A cake line with Artistic Edge.” Collaborating with the hottest emerging artists’ in Chicago, Avondale & Logan Square, including famous muralist– Victor M. Montañez to create “cakes of art.” The cakes will be auctioned at various events in the City and 100% of the proceeds will go to the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Sandy Cakes hopes Chicago will support the fight and bring awareness to help those who suffer from Parkinson’s, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer’s motor skills, speech, and other functions. This year sets the first time the National Parkinson’s Foundation is hosting “Moving Day” in the windy city, on Sunday, October 14th, 2012.

These are non-edible hand painted cakes, which will be showcased at the Chicago venues below:

9/15/12 Avondale Art Walk Party- Hairpin Lofts,  2800 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

9/21/12 Stan Mansion Art Masquerade Ball,   2408 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Auction Night:

09/30/12-7:00pm: The Red Canary 695 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

Entrance: $10 donation or $35 wrist band with three hour open bar.

Sandy Cakes Parkinson’s Expoze is participating in the “Moving Day” walk on October, 14th and would love to work with neighboring businesses in the Avondale area to help bring the biggest team of supporters for this first Parkinson’s awareness event in Chicago.  The team would like to raise $4,000 to help improve the lives of every person with Parkinson’s by supporting the NPF’s vital mission.
“ I would love to see all of Avondale’s great businesses, people, youth and artists unite in this cause to support the very first Parkinson’s event in Chicago. I want to represent Chicago locals actively coming together to bring change. Personally, my father suffers from Parkinson’s and I want to show my support to find better ways to combat the disease and help those who confront the challenges of Parkinson’s everyday.  Everyone coming together to help whether its painting for a good cause, donating their time to organize, or sponsoring this event helps show what kind of town Chicago is. We do not sit still when things are happening in this world, we get up and build movements for change.“

-Sandy Cakes


Parkinson’s disease affects as many as 1 million Americans, with 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year.  Each Moving Day features a Movement Pavilion, where guests can enjoy yoga, Pilates, Tai chi, dance and much more.  Studies show that movement is beneficial and proven to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, improving flexibility and mobility. Katie Couric is serving as the honorary national chair of Moving Day to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease.  The importance of good care for people with Parkinson’s is near and dear to Ms. Couric—her father, John Couric, 90, died recently from complications due to Parkinson’s disease.

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Participating Artists:
Veronica Anu–Nanichi
Sandy Cakes
Christina Fuentes
Jonathan GQ
Oto Michel
Dieter Pedroza
Hasham J Salim
Sergio Carnivele Pop Art
Juan Valdivia
Adam Zielinski
Sponsors of this Event:
Alderman Rey Colon
Avondale Art Walk
Avondale Neighborhood Association
Auxilary Art Center
Cafe Bella
Cafe Con Leche
Chicago Social Media
Dragonlady Lounge
Estrella Negra
Late Bar
My Daily Escapes
My Habanero
Panaderia Azucar
Sandy Cakes Couture Confections
Star Lounge
Wicked Lens