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A Portion of all our proceeds is donated directly to the Healing Hunter Foundation, which works to sweetly enhance the lives of children touched by cancer.

Elle Decor & Country Living

20 Winter Weddings Brimming with Seasonal Charm

(Cake by Lightning Cupcakes & Cakes)

A wedding cake doesn't have to be snowy white: Evoke the moodier tones of the season with a gold and black cake topped with winter foliage. 

Oregon Bride magazine - Decadent Creations That Taste As Good As They Look

July 03, 2016

Lenore Davis of Beaverton-based Lightning Cupcakes and Cakes created an elegant ode to pears, one of the Northwest’s most popular fruits. Perched atop the golden domed chocolate ganache and vanilla bean cream filling within. Sprigs of fresh mint as a garnish add just the right aromatic item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention... - “Winter is Coming” Woodsy Wedding Inspiration

January 17, 2017

Simple + modern. This three-tier masterpiece is by Lightning Cupcakes.

Superhero Transformation

December 25, 2015

Lightning Cupcakes & Cakes, along with other generous people, help transform the children's cancer floor at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Bubbles & Sprinkles - Spotlight on Lightning Cupcakes

January 04, 2016

Reflection and perspective are the buzzwords this week, and that inspired me. Instead of getting busy in the kitchen this week, I wanted to take a post to shed a giant floodlight on one of Portland’s most badass women.

DRIVEN for women: Profiles of Incredible women doing incredible things.

December 21, 2015

The story about a mother and her fierce and unwavering love for her son.

KATU Coverage - Healing Hunter Foundation's iPad Birthday BASH

October 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Several young patients at Doernbecher and Randall children's hospitals got a special surprise courtesy of a local foundation.

The Oregonian - Owner of Lightning Cupcakes and Founder of the Healing Hunter Foundation creating a Winter Wonderland for the kiddo's fighting cancer at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

December 06, 2013

PORTLAND, OR - December 6, 2013 - Lenore Davis-Thawley decorates Doernbecher Children's Hospital, where her son, Hunter, was treated for childhood cancer. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian

KATU New Coverage - Surprise Delivery

October 13, 2015

Video footage on KATU News Channel 2 highlighting our foundation & Hunter's sweetness ❤


Another amazing & very heartfelt thank you to everyone that participated and made this happen. We delivered smiles upon smiles upon smiles to every lil' sweet warrior we could get our warmhearted hands on, and Hunter's birthday was truly a lovely, lovely day ❤

Former UGA Volleyball Player Starts Charity & Cupcake Boutique

August 31, 2012

Lenore Davis never expected to be baking cupcakes every day of the week. But after starting a cupcake catering company, that's exactly what the former UGA volleyball player is doing. Lightning Cupcakes, Davis' business, is something she started doing to help raise money for the Healing Hunter Foundation, which strives to fight childhood cancers one smile at a time through random acts of kindness.

The Oregonian - Christmas joy spreads at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, thanks to legacy of one special boy.

December 19, 2013

A portion of all of our proceeds go towards the Healing Hunter Foundation, which sweetly enhances the lives of children touched by cancer.  Their efforts directly effect children and familes recieving treatment at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital as well as other amazing cancer warriors across the nation.  

FOX12 - Doernbecher Children's Hospital is turned into a Frozen Winter Wonderland

December 24, 2014

President and Founder of the Healing Hunter Foundation and Owner of Lightning Cupcakes & Cakes transforms the entire cancer unit at Doernbecher Children's Hospital into a Frozen Winter Wonderland.  

Mutual of Omaha's Aha Moment Tour 2015

October 20, 2015

Lightning Cupcakes & Cakes' "Aha Moment" on the Mutual of Omaha's Aha Moment Tour 2015

Bulldawg Illustrated

September 03, 2014

Name: Lenore Davis-Thawley
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Current Town:  Portland, OR
What Years at UGA:  1990-94
School: B.A. Public Relations & Consumer Journalism
Family:  Husband Zen, studly Portland Firefighter, two rock star boys Ryder (4) and River (2), and one phenomenal Angel, Hunter (2006-2010).

The Oregonian - iPod LOVE

October 20, 2015

PORTLAND, OREGON - September 20, 2013 - Lenore Thawley, president and founder of Healing Hunter Foundation, delivers one of 40 iPods to sick kids at area hospitals to mark the third anniversary of losing her son, Hunter, to leukemia. Thawley gives an iPod to Noemi Torres, a patient at Randall Children's Hospital. Doug Beghtel/ The Oregonian


These donations are made in part by Paul Stanley from KISS and Lightning Cupcakes & Cakes in Beaverton. 

KOIN6 - iPad Mini's to childhood cancer warriors

October 13, 2015

Every child battling cancer at OHSU Doernbecher and Randall Children's Hospital received an 

Apple iPad Mini in honor of sweet Hunter Bean's 9th birthday.  And then another 15 were mailed out across the country to other cool, lil' warriors.  

Pie in the face!

September 10, 2014

Owner of Lightning Cupcakes & Cakes and Founder of the Healing Hunter Foundation takes a pie in the face for childhood cancer.  


Pie Challenge for Childhood Cancer Awareness 

Official Promo Video for the Healing Hunter Foundation

September 14, 2012

The Healing Hunter Foundation sweetly enhances the lives of children touched by cancer.  Their efforts directly effect Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, OR.  They also reach out to other lil' warriors across the nation.  

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