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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

How to Celebrate a Birthday When Your Kids Away at College

August 26th, 2015

Is your child heading off to college this fall? Show them a little birthday love from far away.


It’s that time again — the kids are heading back to school.

For some, that means a short commute. For others, it could mean a trip across the country.

Being that far apart can make getting together on special occasions tricky, if not impossible.

Unless you’ve got the money to spare, you’re probably reserving the cross country trips for the big holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That often leaves birthdays out of luck. But it doesn’t mean you can’t still make your child feel good on his or her special day. It just means you have to get clever.

You could…

  • … send a card with cash. What college student couldn’t use a little extra spending money? Gift cards are great too, if you know what stores your kid likes to shop at.
  • … send a gift. Online shops like Amazon make sending gifts simple. The selection is huge and the return policy is lenient, in case you didn’t quite get it right ;)
  • send a cake by mail. What birthday celebration is complete without a cake?

Our nationwide cake delivery service makes it easier than ever to send a gourmet birthday cake. Choose from a huge selection of classic favorites and include a special message to your son or daughter.

We’ll take care of the rest.

If you’re low on time, we can even deliver overnight, so we’re a good last minute solution too.

Your child may be far away, but you can still show them love. Make the best of the situation and surprise them with a cake for their birthday!

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Sean MacEntee

How to Surprise Dad From Far Away

June 4th, 2015

Father’s Day gift ideas for long distance daddies.

Dad and son holding hands at the beach

Spending Father’s Day away from your dad can be tough, but there are lots of ways to make the day special. All it takes is a little creativity and a few simple ideas to get started.

We’ll supply the ideas, and you supply the creativity. Deal?

Here are a few of our favorites –

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Pick out a frame and a favorite photo of you and your dad. Box it with bubble wrap and send it on its way. Dad will have a constant reminder that you’re thinking of him on Father’s Day and beyond.

Take him to the movies.

You may be miles apart, but you can still enjoy a movie together. Rent or go to the theater and watch the same movie at roughly the same time. You can call each other before and after to talk about it, just like you would if you were together.

Mail him a gift.

Everybody loves getting a gift in the mail, especially when it’s something they love. These days, your options are virtually unlimited, but sometimes the fastest way to his heart is through his stomach.

Give him a call.

It’s a classic, the old Father’s Day phone call. Why not dress it up this year by doing a video chat? Or better yet, if you have siblings, arrange a video conference on Skype or Google Hangouts.

Treat him to dinner.

Most dads are fans of good food. Send him a gift card to his favorite restaurant. And if you can afford it, make sure there’s enough money on the card to cover dinner + tip for two.

Do we have your creative juices flowing? Well get out there and make it the best long distance Father’s Day ever!

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Brandon Atkinson