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Do You Know Somebody That Lost the Love of Their Life This Year?

January 26th, 2016

Send them a special dose of love this Valentine with help from Bake Me A Wish!

Heart-shaped cake from Bake Me a Wish!

From January 21st through February 5th, 2016, Bake Me A Wish! is accepting submissions for #BakeMeAValentine. Our goal is to make Valentine’s Day a little brighter for people who have lost someone special this year.

We will surprise 500 or more unsuspecting people around the country with a Bake Me A Wish! Valentine’s Day inspired heart-shaped cake and senders’ personalized love notes asking the recipient to be their Valentine.

To enter someone you know into the contest, visit this page and fill out the form as completely as possible.

 

Operation: Gratitude Continues!

December 13th, 2015

Bake Me a Wish! is announced today the continuation of ‘Operation Gratitude,’ collaborating with our longtime partner, Soldiers’ Angels. For every purchase made on the BMAW! site between today, December 13th and Christmas Day, we’ll donate one CRUMBS Bake Shop JUMBO cupcake to a wounded veteran.

We have always been big supporters of military families, deployed service members, wounded service members, and veterans. We want to celebrate wounded veterans throughout this holiday season with Operation Gratitude.

It is our great please to work with Soldiers’ Angels to deliver a thoughtful, holiday-themed treat to our wounded veterans as a small token of our appreciation for their great service to our nation.

Those looking to get a head start on their holiday gifting should check out our popular bakery gifts here.

 

Just in Time for Thanksgiving — Pie and Quiche Delivery Nationwide

November 19th, 2015

Want to join in on the celebration from afar? Send the perfect holiday treat to their doorstep!

Pecan pie

Being away from family and friends on Thanksgiving can be hard to swallow. But you can still join in on the festivities. Why not contribute a delicious treat to the feast?

With the click of a mouse, you can send your loved ones a gourmet pie or savory quiche as soon as overnight. Plus, as always, 5% of your order will be used to assist our effort in sending gourmet occasion cakes to soldiers overseas. What a way to contribute to the joy of the holiday!

Jump over to our Pie & Quiche page to view our full selection of gourmet treats, including pumpkin cheesecake pies, four cheese quiches, country apple pies, bacon tomato quiches, and more.

Give the gift of delicious food this holiday season. And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Introducing ‘Operation Gratitude’ — Gifting Wounded Veterans With a Special Treat This Holiday Season

November 4th, 2015

For every purchase made from Veterans Day through Thanksgiving Day, we’ll donate one JUMBO cupcake to a wounded veteran.

 JUMBO cupcakes from CRUMB Bake Shops

Bake Me a Wish! is announcing today the launch of ‘Operation Gratitude,’ collaborating with our longtime partner, Soldiers’ Angels. For every purchase made on the BMAW! site between November 11th and November 26th, we’ll donate one CRUMBS Bake Shop JUMBO cupcake to a wounded veteran in December.

We have always been big supporters of military families, deployed service members, wounded service members, and veterans. We want to celebrate wounded veterans not only on Veterans Day but throughout this holiday season with Operation Gratitude.

It is our great please to work with Soldiers’ Angels to deliver a thoughtful, holiday-themed treat to our wounded veterans as a small token of our appreciation for their great service to our nation.

Those looking to get a head start on their holiday gifting should check out our popular bakery gifts here.

 

Get Your Halloween On With These Spooktacular Mini Cupcakes

October 22nd, 2015

A dozen (or more!) Halloween-themed cupcakes from CRUMBS bakery delivered right to your door? Nothing scary about that.

Halloween-themed cupcakes arranged on cake stands

Got a big Halloween bash coming up, or want to surprise a friend with a sweet tooth? This spooktacular selection of delicious mini CRUMBS cupcakes are sure to be a hit.

Your delivery will include chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla cupcakes with creamy frosting, celebratory orange and black sprinkles, and an array of ghoulish faces you can eat!

We’ve recently teamed up with famed NYC-based bake shops CRUMBS to bring these scrumptious treats to the nation!

All you have to do is hope over to the CRUMBS Halloween Cupcakes page, pick your delivery date, choose how many dozens you want, and add them to your cart.

These tasty treats will show up on you or your recipient’s doorstep in as soon as overnight! Plus, 5% of your order will be used to assist our effort in sending gourmet occasion cakes to soldier’s overseas. Pretty cool, huh?

Don’t wait too long — these spooktacular mini cupcakes are bound to disappear. Happy Halloween!

A New Website and a New Partnership

October 12th, 2015

Designed to make your shopping experience better than ever before.

Bake Me a Wish! is proud to announce the launch of our new-and-improved website!

Along with new user-friendly features that enhance the shopping experience, our new site kicks off our exclusive nationwide partnership with famed NYC-based bake shops, CRUMBS.

As the only online partner to sell and ship CRUMBS Bake Shop products nationwide, BMAW’s website now offers shoppers a dedicated CRUMBS page featuring signature baked goods, such as Gourmet Assorted, Chocolate Lovers, and Birthday cupcakes.

Our CRUMBS delivery options will also include seasonal offers, like Halloween Cupcakes and Holiday Cupcakes.

“After a decade in the business of baking, we are thrilled to launch the new site and combine our bakery know-how with the excellence and expertise of CRUMBS Bake Shop,” says Joseph Dornoff, President & CEO of Bake Me a Wish!

“We are excited to continuously build our product offerings and web presence to offer customers a quality shopping experience combined with exceptional products and customer service.”

Our partnership with CRUMBS and new website are delicately designed to create a seamless shopping experience for our customers around the country.

New elements — such as the ability to share images of gifts across popular social media channels, recommended gifts by occasion, detailed gift viewing options, and in-depth sorting features on merchandising pages — are coupled with an expanded product set including new cakes, cupcakes, cheesecake and pies & quiches.

The “Happy Birthday” Song Is Free At Last!

October 7th, 2015

And it only took 80 years…

Happy Birthday to You

You may remember a couple years ago we wrote a post about the legal battle over the “Happy Birthday to You” song.

At the time, the fight was just beginning, pitting a group of independent filmmakers who were producing a documentary about the song against a large corporation collecting profits on the song.

Since 1988, publishing company Warner/Chappell had been enforcing copyright on the song after it bought Birch Tree Group, the successor of Clayton F. Summy Co., which claimed the original disputed copyright.

That’s why you never hear the real “Happy Birthday” song when you’re out at a restaurant. Warner/Chappell was gouging businesses for it!

The company was asking for royalties from anyone who wanted to sing or play “Happy Birthday to You” as part of a profit-making enterprise. They typically collected from movie, television, and stage productions as well as greeting card companies and restaurant chains.

According to some estimates, the song brings in about $2 million a year in royalties for Warner!

Well, after a long fight, Judge George H. King ruled that the copyright filed by Summy Co. in 1935 only granted rights to a specific piano arrangement of the music, not the song.

The ruling means the song is now considered a public work and is free for everyone to use. So expect “Happy Birthday to You” to return soon to a restaurant near you.

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Jesse Millan

Why Do We Celebrate Birthdays With Cake?

September 2nd, 2015

And what’s with the candles?

Birthday cake with glowing candles

Cultures all over the world have been celebrating special occasions with cake for thousands of years.

But many believe the tradition of birthday cakes started in Germany in the 1400s. Before that, they were primarily used to celebrate weddings or to honor the gods.

In the 17th century, people started decorating their birthday cakes with frosting, icing, flowers, and multiple layers.

But due to the cost, birthday cakes were mostly reserved for the wealthy until the industrial revolution, which made them cheaper and easier to produce.

What About the Candles?

In Ancient Greece, people brought cakes to the temple of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt.

These cakes were said to be decorated with candles that made them glow like the moon, a popular symbol associated with Artemis.

Many believe this is where the tradition of putting candles on a cake originated, but it’s tough to say for sure.

Others believe it started with the Germans.

Many point to Count Ludwig Von Zinzindorf’s birthday celebration in 1746 as proof. “There was a Cake as large as any Oven could be found to bake it, and Holes made in the Cake according to the Years of the Person’s Age, every on having a Candle stuck into it, and one in the Middle.”

In the 1700s, Germans also celebrated with birthday candles during Kinderfest, a birthday celebration for children. During these occasions, a single candle symbolizing the “light of life” was placed on the cake.

As you can see, the origins of birthday cakes and the candles that adorn them is pretty murky. But we’re sure glad the tradition stuck. Who doesn’t love a decadent cake on their birthday?

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Will Clayton