Archive for January, 2010

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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Tis Better To Give Then Receive… so, more Giveaways This Week!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

We have a couple more reviews and giveaways out on the information super highway this week!  The Mom Reviews tired our Red Velvet Cake and Mom’s Focus on Cyberworld had our Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie.  Don’t miss your chance to win a free cake from Bake Me A Wish! simply by reading these blogs and posting a comment. Good luck!

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Click the Banner to be lead directly to the review & giveaway.

“Our Take: For whatever reason, I’ve never had red-velvet cake. Besides completely delicious, it’s a gorgeous cake, it’s bright red color is perfect for an upcoming Valentine’s Day treat! The cake was fresh, tasted like a quality bakery cake that was just made hours before. The topping was a heavy cream cheese frosting that was very rich, I thought a touch overpowering, but the kids were completely fine with it! The outer edge of the cake was sprinkled with white chocolate that was a delicious addition along with the LOVE disc (belgian chocolate) I ate prior to my cake slice. ;) .”

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“Oh no, I thought Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake would be very sweet but it’s not. It’s heavenly delicious with rich triple chocolates and the cake is so moist and hard to resist. They followed the recipe carefully with the correct measurement by adding finest ingredients correctly that suit our taste. When it’s arrived in an elegant gift box with air packs and ice gels to keep it secure and fresh, it comes with greeting card that we can personalize for any occasions like Valentine’s Day and so on.”

Two Great Reviews and More Ways to Win!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Bake Me A Wish! has been honored to work with Mom’s across America to bring our cake service to their readers!   Shipping a gourmet birthday cake to a relative across the country or to your son away at college has never been easier and is the perfect solution for the Mother who like to show her love and appreciation.

We have two new friends who have reviewed two different gourmet cakes and, just by reading their blog and following their giveaway rules, gives you the chance to win a FREE CAKE from us.  Read on!

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW & ENTER TO WIN A TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE CAKE!

“…For my review, I received a triple chocolate brownie cake . This cake was perfect.  It was sweet, rich, and delicous. My whole family enjoyed digging into it, and it went REALLY fast. My mouth is watering just remembering how good it was. It even had a little chocolate heart that said “Love” in honor of Valentine’s Day. This triple chocolate brownie cake can stand on its own next to any of the bakeries I normally shop at. And since they are securely packaged and shipped, its easy to send them to loved ones that are far away.”

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW & ENTER TO WIN A COOKIES & CREAM CAKE!

“…I sure got excited when the Cookies and Cream Cake arrived in my driveway!  Inside the cardboard box it arrived in was a gorgeous purple and gold lidded box that contained the gourmet confection.  It sat stored in my refrigerator for a few days.  I tried to wait until we had company over, but it just kept calling my name and I couldn’t resist any longer.  I mean after all, this cake is a fudgy brownie cake.  And it is to die for. On top of the delicious brownie lay OREO® cookie pieces, and the entire cake is drizzled with white chocolate and the finishing pièce de résistance is a heart-shaped plaque made of Belgian Chocolate inscribed with the word, ‘Love’.

Thanks to Laura at the New Age Mama and Heather at Penny Pinching Mama for reviewing us!!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Chocolate Lovers

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The regional Examiner.com posted a great gift guide for chocolate lovers this Valentine’s Day Season, featuring our delicious Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie with a “LOVE” occasion. Take a moment to read about our cake and other hot Valentine’s Day gifts out there!

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(Click the banner to be taken to the Examiner.com Gift Guide)

We’re a HOT Housewarming Pick for 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

There is nothing like having a gourmet Bake Me A Wish! birthday cake sent to you on your birthday, but our delicious cakes are great for many occasions.  Our friends over at the Party Blueprint Blog know that!   We’re a top pick for House Warming gifts in the new years.  They pick out our Chocolate Mousse Torte and we recommend a Congratulations occasion for the new home. You can write a beautiful message to your recipient with our greeting cards and have it shipped directly to them – anywhere nationwide!

Click the banner below to read about ours and other great housewarming gifts!

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Trying To Stay Calm – Review & Giveaway

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Great review and giveaway opportunity for all of our readers to win a Red Velvet Cake from Trying To Stay Calm. Hurry on over via the banner below for your chance to win!! Giveaway expires 1/19/10.

CLICK THE BANNER TO READ HOW TO ENTER!

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Great Advice from TLC’s Cake Boss

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Bake Me A Wish has already touted it’s love for TLC’s Buddy Valastro – a true artist when it comes to his cakes and a fantastic show to watch the inner workings of a family run bakery.  Just yesterday, Candy Williams over at the Pittsburgh Tribune wrote an article about his success in the previous year – and we wanted to share the article with our fellow readers.

CLICK HERE TO READ CANDY’S ARTICLE.

At the end of an article is an excellent guideline for the bride and grooms to be when selecting your wedding cake.   These are very important to consider when deciding on, what always turns out to be, the centerpiece of the reception:

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On the wedding Web site The Knot, Valastro offers advice for future brides on planning for their perfect wedding cake:

Think beyond sugar flowers. You can do almost anything in sugar — from bows and ribbons to leaves and butterflies. Let your imagination run wild.

Not all cake shapes are created equal. Topsy-turvy wedding cakes are tough. While they look amazing, there’s always the chance that they’ll topple over because they are unbalanced. Another disadvantage: You have to use pound cake, which isn’t a traditional wedding cake flavor.

A topper can make or break your cake. If you have an elaborate dessert, adding a topper might not be a great idea, but if you have a simpler one, a topper might do the trick.

Go with crowd-pleasing flavors. Because I’m a traditionalist, I like white cake with cannoli cream filling and fresh strawberries or raspberries.

Eat your top layer sooner rather than later. Eat the first layer after your honeymoon instead of waiting until your anniversary. Then go back to the baker on your anniversary. Some bakers will throw in a free small cake on your one-year anniversary. If they don’t, just ask.

Get real baker reviews. Ask around to see what other brides say. Maybe one baker specializes in one thing and another in something else. You wouldn’t buy a car without doing some research. The same goes for your wedding cake.

Be prepared for your design meeting. Bring swatches of your wedding colors, other cake designs you like, pictures of your dress and anything else that inspires you.

Let the baker do his job. Don’t micromanage. You should meet and go over the design, but after that, let the baker work his magic.

Be upfront with your baker. Explain what your budget is and work together. The baker will want to give you the best wedding cake possible, because his name is on the line, as well.