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The Chirstmas Spirit Giveaway

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

As I get older, I find it harder and harder to get in the Christmas spirit – something that I’m sure is shared by many others out there. I was watching the most recent episode of Glee (guilty pleasure!) and Mr. Schuester, played by Matthew Morrison, summed up this feeling in a very elegant way (I’ll paraphrase in a very non-elegant fashion). When we’re young, there is a lot of magic about the holiday – Santa Claus, the Tree, Decorations, Presents… but as we move past adolescence into adult hood, we outgrow the sensation of the holiday. That magical feeling disappears – maybe we feel we’re too big to enjoy in the childhood experience. Too often, along with that loss, we forget the importance and meaning of Christmas. As we become middle aged, we’d do anything – almost anything – to get that feeling back and remember what it is like to fully be in the Christmas Spirit.

As we all know – the true meanings behind Christmas should be felt year round – kindness, good will to our fellow women and men and most of all, giving of ourselves. But if we have trouble finding those meanings – in the midst of the holiday season, no less – then it becomes very difficult to carry that with us throughout the year.

We’d like to help everyone get in the Christmas Spirit this year. We’re going to give away Three Christmas Cake Party Packs (three gifts symbolizes something! :) ) to three of our readers, customers or fans who share with all of us either a photo of their holiday decorations, a Christmas party photo, a fond memory about Christmas or a short piece of prose about what Christmas means to them. We’re also going to donate three birthday cakes to a soldier overseas in the names of our three winners through our Operation: Birthday Cake program!

We’d love to see and hear what gets you in the spirit and hope that through our shared experiences, we can make that feeling stronger and help it last through out the year.

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT GIVEAWAY!

WHAT TO DO:
* Post a photo on our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE with your holiday decorations or at a Christmas party with friends and family
* Comment on this post with a memory about Christmas, or write about what Christmas means to you
* Enter as often as you’d like with those rules!

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
* We’ll give away 3 Christmas Party Packs – each pack will include 4 of our 7″ gourmet brownie cakes to serve to friends and family for the holidays: Chocolate Mint Chip, Caramel & Pecans, Cookies & Cream and a Triple Mochachino Brownie. PLUS, we’ll put the three winners names on our donation list and send birthday cakes to soldiers serving overseas on their behalf. Give & receive!

DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted by Monday, 12/20 at 5pm so that we can process the winners and send out party packs in time for Christmas.

HOW WE’LL DECIDE: It will be tough to say one memory or photo is better than the other – Christmas isn’t about competition. Each entry will be assigned a number based on time of entry and we’ll use RANDOM.org to select the 3 winners from all valid entries.

Thanks for reading and we hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Remember Our Veterans

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Bake Me A Wish! would like to take a moment to remind everyone that the Freedom we enjoy came at a price; a sincere thank you and warmest blessings to our military personnel from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Through them, we have piece of mind and live in the best country in the world.

Our company contributes 5% of it’s online revenue to sending gourmet birthday and holiday cakes to deployed soldiers overseas – we shouldn’t need a single day to remind us of their efforts. To be sure, they are in our thoughts and prayers everyday.

Please view this video about the work we’re doing with Soldiers’ Angels to ensure that our military men and women are remembered and appreciated throughout the year.

Thank You General Martin

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Last week, Bake Me A Wish! had the honor of donating cakes for the retirement party of Brig. General Patrick Martin.  General Martin began his career in the US navy as a Petty Office second class in 1974 and finished a degree in  Electronic and Electrical engineering in 1983 from North Dakota university.  Over the following 27 years he held posts as Civil Engineering Officer in the 119th Civil Engineering Squadron and BioEnvironmental Engineer in the 119th Medical Squadron, eventually making his way to Chief of Joint Staff, and the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, in Joint Forces Headquarters.   Click here to read his complete bio.

A true hero, as evident in his dedication to our armed forces and his desire to help others succeed, we salute you General Martin.  Thank you for a lifetime of service.

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Survey Says… Its Meryl’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

We are celebrating Meryl Streep’s birthday with a scavenger hunt! Here’s how you win. Fill in the survey form with all the right answers. We will pick a winner at random from the people who answer all questions correctly.  If you have questions, please post them as comments to this blog post and we will answer as quickly as possible. Deadline to enter is Thursday morning at noon PST (we don’t want to leave you out, our West Coast buddies).

Click here to go to the Entry Form

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Click Here for Terms and Conditions. No Purchase Necessary; void where prohibited.

BAKE ME A WISH! ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SHOSHANA JOHNSON

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

February 2nd, 2010 – NEW YORK, NY – With the release of her new book, “I’m Still Standing”, Shoshana Johnson, the first black female POW in US History has partnered with Bake Me A Wish! to raise awareness for for supporting soldiers in active duty. During her book signings, Bake Me A Wish! is providing free Singular Sensation cakes to the first 50 people to appear as well as a special PIN code to write a letter on their site.

“It’s difficult to keep morale up when you’re in desolate conditions and surroundings,” said Shoshana. “Thanks to Bake Me A Wish, soldiers are still able to celebrate their birthday – to have a moment that’s theirs alone, no matter where they are in the world.”

“Being apart from family and friends on can be difficult, can be difficult, however we hope that with the help of Soldier’s Angels, we will bring some joy to our troops. We are proud that our company has sent thousands of cakes to our nation’s soldiers abroad fighting on our behalf,” said Josh Kaye, President of BakeMeAWish.com.

5% of each order place at BakeMeAWish.com helps them to send more and more cakes to soldiers serving overseas for their birthday. Apart from donating cakes, they also accept direct orders for loved ones at APO/FPO address, and allow a matched donation for a cake purchase through their freedom cake program.

CLICK HERE TO READ A SPECIAL LETTER FROM SHOSHANA

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An Honor From Afghanistan

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Earlier this week Bake Me A Wish! received a true gift from the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron – an U.S. flag flown on their mission this past December over the skies of Afghanistan!  Thank you so very much!  We are more than flattered by the thoughts of these good men and women and will cherish this token of their appreciation.  We’re just trying to decide where to hang it in our office!  :o )

We continue to work to hard through our Operation: Birthday Cake program to show our service men and women overseas that we have not forgotten they are in harms way – that we remember their efforts.  5% of each cake sold on our site helps us donate more birthday cakes overseas to troops with our partner Soldiers’ Angels. This honor belongs to all our readers and customers – a big thanks to you to for visiting and shopping with us.

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