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A Sweet Idea for Employee Appreciation Day

February 26th, 2015

Employee Appreciation Day Gift IdeasEmployee Appreciation Day is next Friday. How are you saying “Thanks”?

A smart employer like you knows you couldn’t run a successful business without the hard work and dedication of your employees.

But as we all know, sustaining employee morale can be a challenge at times — stress is an inevitable part of doing business. It helps to take the time to acknowledge the great work they do. And what better occasion than National Employee Appreciation Day?

Created in 1995 by Bob Nelson, a founding Recognition Professional International board member, National Employee Appreciation Day is an annual event that falls on the first Friday of March.

This special day is an opportunity for employers all over the nation to do something special for their staff, such as:

  • Treating them to a catered lunch
  • Handing out gift cards with personal note
  • Creating a fun award ceremony
  • Offering a flexible schedule for the day
  • Or sending them each a gourmet cake!

We had to add that last one ;) What better way to say “Thanks” than with a decadent cake? If you haven’t already, check out our Employee Appreciation Program page for the details.

Here’s to an unforgettable Employee Appreciation Day!

Quiche — coming to a doorstep near you.

January 9th, 2015

Love and Quiches logoBake Me a Wish! is now offering mail order quiche in partnership with Love and Quiches.

Susan Axelrod’s passion for food and intuitive sense of the marketplace inspired her to introduce quiche to a world unfamiliar with it rich textures and elegant flavors.

Since setting up shop in her small family kitchen 40 years ago, the company she named Love and Quiches has become synonymous not only with quiche, but with delicious desserts of extraordinary quality.

Today, these delectable desserts and quiches, including their authentic NY cheesecake, can be found in restaurants and retail stores around the globe.

And now you can have one of their gourmet creations delivered straight to your door.

Quiche by Mail

Bake Me a Wish! is making Love and Quiches’ outstanding product array available via mail order. Order individually or by the case!

Your treat will arrive in an elegant gift box, surrounded by a molded cooler to keep it fresh — just like our cakes. And, if you’re sending it as a gift, you can also include a personal message to your recipient for no extra cost.

Learn more about Love and Quiches or call us with your questions at 888-987-9474.

They’re here… Cupcakes finally arrive at Bake Me a Wish!

December 10th, 2014

It’s been hard, but the wait is finally over.

Now you can send your loved ones a special assortment of gourmet cupcakes straight from our New York bakery. These hand-crafted delicacies will have your recipient smiling from ear to ear — in between bites, that is.

Choose from two special assortments — Gourmet Mini-Cupcakes and JUMBO Gourmet Cupcakes.

Mini-CupcakesGourmet Mini-Cupcakes

One dozen outstanding mini-cupcakes. Apple Crumb, Fudgy White Rosette, Chocolate Crumb, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup, Red Velvet, Carrot, Confetti, Coconut Cream, Vanilla Cream, Strawberry Cream, and Chocolate Cream. Check them out!

Jumbo Gourmet CupcakesJUMBO Gourmet Cupcakes

Assorted four-pack of giant cupcakes. These beauties are the best of the best and are just begging to be shared. Or not. The choice is yours. Red Velvet, Chocolate Crumb with filling, Confetti, and Carrot. Check them out!

Just like our other bakery items, these scrumptious treats will arrive in an elegant gift box with a personalized greeting card.

Choose the occasion, select a delivery date, and write a special message for your recipient. Bake Me a Wish! will take care of the rest. We deliver overnight, nationwide.

Head over to the cupcake page to get started!

Limited-time Holiday Gifts for 2014

December 4th, 2014

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for Bake Me a Wish! to roll out our special holiday gifts for 2014.

We’ve got an awesome selection for everybody on your list this year. Even the health nuts! Here’s a little guide to some of our unique offerings.

The Chocoholic TowerThe Chocoholic Tower

Stack up and stock up this winter on the finest chocolate treats around. This chocolate-lover’s dream includes four s’more bites, six chocolate-covered pretzels and two-dozen mini chocolate chip cookies. And it’s all wrapped up in an elegant gold and chocolate box with gold ribbon.

The Aristocrat Bakery GiftThe Aristocrat Bakery Gift

They say variety is the spice of life. Well this gift has got that covered. Send somebody special one-dozen assorted gourmet cookies, six gourmet brownies, cashews, pecan turtles and six chocolate-covered pretzels in a dazzling faux suede box.

The Incredible Season's Greetings Bakery TowerThe Incredible Season’s Greetings Bakery Tower

The gift to rule them all! This colossal bakery tower includes a four-inch carrot cake, two-dozen cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, almond butter, and ginger molasses), six gourmet brownies (cheesecake, fudge walnut, orange macadamia, velvet ganache chocolate, peanut butter chip and raspberry crumb), 20 hazelnut chocolates and one of our finest 7-inch cakes, the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake.

5-Star Silver and Gold Gift Tower5-Star Silver and Gold Gift Tower

Opulence is redefined with this enchanting mix of fruit and snacks. Treat your recipient to six Comice pears, 2 Fuji apples, chocolate-covered blueberries, mixed nuts, and six candy truffles in raspberry, dark ephemere and toffee crunch!

The Executive Gift BasketThe Executive Gift Basket

A serious gift for the VIP on your list. This gorgeous basket includes one Granny Smith apple, one Fuji apple, one Red Delicious apple, two mini apples, two navel oranges, one Bosc pear, two red and two green D’Anjou pears, and two kiwis alongside a vast assortment of snacks including pistachios, TouVelle Cheese, honey wheat and onion flatbread crackers, chocolate-covered cherries, truffles, curry cashew trail mix, mixed nuts, and white chocolate. Phew! That’s a mouthful.

And that’s not all! Head over to our Holiday Gift page for our full list of gourmet baskets. Make it a holiday to remember with a scrumptious delivery from Bake Me a Wish!

These Sweet Corporate Gift Ideas Take the Cake

November 19th, 2014

Bakery TowerHaving a tough time finding the perfect gift for your employees and customers?

In today’s competitive marketplace, finding and retaining awesome employees and loyal customers is not an easy feat. Which is why it pays to show your appreciation in meaningful ways throughout the year.

Especially during the holidays.

But what to do? There are certainly lots of options. The hard part is finding a gift that everybody will enjoy. And then there’s the hassle of figuring out the logistics.

Why not take a different approach this year and give Bake Me a Wish! a try?

It’s seriously easy.

With our holiday corporate gift program, sending presents has never been simpler.

Easy selection – easy ordering – and a wide array of delicious morsels to choose from. All you have to do is pick out a gift for the recipients on your list and provide us with the details.

We’ll make sure that every gift is delivered on time and arrives in elegant packaging with a personalized “Season’s Greetings” card. And you can relax knowing you’ve found the perfect gift to make everyone happy.

Cakes, cookies, chocolates, fruit baskets, and more. With so many options, you’re sure to please everybody on your list!

Get your holiday shopping done early. Start here.

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving When You’re Far Away From Home

November 13th, 2014

Spending Turkey Day away from the fam this year? Here’s how to keep the cheer alive.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Many of us, for one reason or another, find ourselves many miles from home during the holiday season. And that can be a real bummer.

But you can still have a good time. Make the best of a Turkey Day apart from the family by doing stuff that’s fun, fulfilling, and relaxing.

Here are a few suggestions –

Watch a couple holiday classics.

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to snuggle up on the couch with a few of your favorite treats and enjoy some classic holiday movies. Most likely, you’ll find plenty of options on TV. But you can also plan ahead and rent a few good ones.

Arrange a dinner with friends.

You may not have family or a significant other around to dine with, so why not plan a dinner with friends who are in the same boat as you? Everybody can plan to contribute a dish to the feast. That way, nobody gets too stressed out.

R-e-l-a-x.

This tip goes along with the one above. It’s easy to get stressed out when you’re away from family and have a big meal to deal with. Just remember that Thanksgiving is a day off, and you should treat it as such. Do whatever you need to do to keep stress levels low, even if that means cheating on some of the prep work.

Donate a little of your time.

We may feel sad about spending the holiday away from home, but there are many people who have it way worse. Why not give the gift of time? There are lots of volunteer opportunities happening on or around Thanksgiving Day. Take a few hours to brighten someone else’s day, and you’ll feel better too.

Send a surprise.

Just because you’re family is a plane ride away doesn’t mean you can’t have a hand in their feast. You can send them a Thanksgiving-inspired cake along with a heartfelt greeting card with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Celebrating Thanksgiving away from your family may not sound like much of a celebration. But we all have lots to be thankful for. And there’s no reason why you can’t have a great day anyway.

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Tim Sackton

10 Funny Birthday Quotes From Famous People

October 17th, 2014

Birthday CakeDid you get somebody a birthday card but don’t know what to write? Here are a few knee-slappers to help you out.

A birthday card is supposed to be easy. Until it comes time to write the birthday girl or boy a personal message. For non-writers, that can seem like a daunting task. But sometimes all it takes is a little support from somebody who has already said it right.

Here are 10 of our favorite funny birthday quotes from famous people:

“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”
~ Bob Hope

“For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.”
~ John Glenn

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
~ Jack Benny

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”
~ Rev. Larry Lorenzoni

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”
~ Tom Wilson

“Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.”
~ Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

“As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.”
~ Sir Norman Wisdom

“Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.”
~ Herbert Asquith

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
~ Charles Schultz

“They tell you that you’ll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don’t tell you is that you won’t miss it very much.”
~ Malcolm Cowley

We hope these funny birthday quotes inspire you in your card writing adventures. And don’t forget the cake! One of these quotes would fit nicely on the included greeting card ;)

Cake in a Can? Yes, You Heard Me.

October 2nd, 2014

Two Harvard students have invented a new way to satisfy your craving for cake — and it comes in a can.

Overview of colorful aerosol spray cansIt’s no secret that we live in a world of instant gratification. But this new invention from John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski, two ambitious Harvard students, takes the cake.

They call it Spray Cake, an aerosol can of pre-made cake batter that’s pressurized and ready to dispense microwavable cake at a moment’s notice. That’s right, you spray the batter directly from the can into whatever shape you please, throw it in the microwave, and in minutes you have something resembling a cake.

You can’t exactly call it instant cake, but it’s pretty close. Unlike other easy bake alternatives, you don’t have to waste precious cake eating time mixing ingredients or waiting for the oven to finish baking. “You can simply pull it off the shelf, make one cupcake, then put it back in the fridge and it won’t go bad,” Nowakowski told the Boston Globe.

Inspiration and Experimentation

According to McCallum, the idea for Spray Cake came to him while pondering potential ideas for his upcoming final project for his cooking class. At the time, he recalled a recent lecture on the molecular interaction that causes cake to rise and wondered if the propellant gases in aerosol cans could carry out the same reaction.

With help from Nowakowski, McCallum began testing the idea in his dorm room. They experimented by combining aerosol with several different recipes until they hit on the right formulation.

The Taste Test

It may look like a cake. But how does it taste?

To answer that question, Joanne Chang, esteemed pastry chef and owner of Flour bakeries in Boston, was brought in for a taste test. The results? Overall, she approved of the test cupcake but did mention that it could use more salt.

The Future of Cake?

While it’s a pretty nifty idea, it’s hard to say whether or not the product will take off once introduced to the market.

It definitely seems to fill a niche desire for super convenient cake consumption. But with the current availability of cake powders and more gourmet options for overnight delivery, Spray Cake is unlikely to signal the future of cake.

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Tilley441