Archive for February, 2010

Win a Free Peanut Butter Mousse cake!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Baby Lovin’ Mama LOVES Bake Me A Wish! cakes and reviewed our Peanut Butter Mousse.  We can only assume that from her son’s face that he really enjoyed the Peanut Butter Mousse Cake for his 2nd birthday!  Through Emilie’s blog, we’re giving away a free Peanut Butter Mousse to one of her lucky readers.  Click on her banner below to read her whole post and find out how you can win too!

“The chocolate cake was very moist and tasted great but what my entire family went nuts over was the decadent peanut butter mousse and fudge top. Super light and fluffy, the mousse was so sinful but oh so worth it. You definitely don’t need a large slice as the richness is best enjoyed in moderation. I remembered how wonderful the Belgian chocolate plaque tasted from our last Bake Me a Wish experience so I extremely disappointed when I found my husband and two little boys had eaten it all before I got back with the knife.  I guess they just couldn’t resist!”

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King Cakes for Mardi Gras – only one week away!

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Mardi Gras is one week from tomorrow, and it simply would not be Carnival in New Orleans without the traditional King Cake!  If you’ve never heard of this delightful tradition, the King Cake is a rinkingg of twisted bread topped with icing or sugar, usually colored purple, green, and gold (the traditional Carnival colors) with food coloring. There are many variants, some with a filling, the most common being cream cheese and praline.  The tradition was brought over from France and Spain in the mid-18th century and  each cake includes a “trinket”, normally a small plastic or porcelain baby, baked inside to represent the King.   The person who receives the trinket in their slice of cake has to buy the next King Cake!

While Bake Me A Wish! does not offer this confectionary delight,  we’ve discovered a fantastic place to get your King Cakes this year!  Sucre, a delicious bakery located in the heart of New sucreOrleans’, serves astounding plated or boxed desserts – great for any time of day.

Sucre was kind enough to send us one of these cakes to sample.  What a treat!  The cake came packed in a festive UPS box and included Mardi Gras beads to make the gift a real pleasure to receive.  The cake itself was quite festive with traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple and gold adorning the top of the cake as well as edible glitter to give it a regal flair.   The cake itself came perfectly shipped and tasted as if it had just been baked.  Very moist, sweet and fun to eat!

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The King Cake is available for shipping nationwide from Sucre; if you’re celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras, or know of someone who is, visit their online shop for more details.

Happy Carnival and congratulations to the Saints on their Superbowl victory!

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SUCRE is located at 3025 Magazine Street in New Orleans.

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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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