Make a Difference: The Cupcake Fairy

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Each month, we honor someone in the community who makes a difference in the life of others, this months award goes to Amber Bursott.

“I have been told I need to get some wings” Amber says laughing, “but I have an apron!”

Amber Bursott is the cupcake fairy.

“This is a hobby and a passion, so it is never work for me,” Amber says.

The work she is talking about? That work is baking.

Amber and her daughters were creating cupcakes for birthdays and special events for extra income when she noticed a problem in her community.

“It started out with birthdays, not every child has a great birthday, so we decided to take all the money that we make from cupcakes and put it back in the community. One of the ways we do that is treat others with birthday parties.”

They came up with the ‘birthday in a box,’ complete with party supplies, and you guessed it. Cupcakes!

“We also make sure the child has a birthday present from the cupcake fairy,” Amber told us.

The beautiful thing is, most people don’t even know who has helped them, friends and community members nominate those in need, or…

“We just read the newspaper, and watch tv…and if we see something that’s going on in our community, we feel compelled to help. We organize an event.”

Just recently, Amber and her daughters…along with some help from friends, baked and decorated 150 dozen cupcakes to help a needy family.

Why does she do it?

“It makes me believe that somewhere out there someone will see what we are doing and they will be inspired to do it too because you can’t help everybody, but you can help someone”

Amber estimates she has made about 10,000 cupcakes in her two years of baking.

She is quick to point out that the cupcake fairy has had a lot of help from family friends. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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