Archive for August, 2010

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We love when people send us images of their celebrations with Bake Me A Wish cakes. In fact, we are encouraging you to send us your images because then we do awesome things with them, like post them on our blog. It’s almost like having 15 minutes of fame. Check out the great 40th anniversary below and comment wishing them a happy 40th. Of course, we have to disclose its also our VPs parents and that means you should wish them a happy anniversary twice! ;)

Funny Kids Giveaway

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

We have a funny kids cake giving going on now. How does it work? Send us a photo of your funny kid celebrating a birthday party or a pool party. We will post in a gallery and have people vote to choose a winner! Extra points if you tell me a story, make us laugh or makes us cry. Come on, prove your kids the cutest!

Enter by: commenting on this post with a link to a photo, send a photo to kristina @ bake me a wish dot com, or upload an image to our Facebook page.

Winner will be chosen by  whoever receives the most peer votes.
Prize: cake

Grandma Psemenki’s 90th Birthday

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

In addition to it being her birthday, that week also marked her granddaughter Alyson’s birthday, and the birth of her 10th great grandchild, Adyson, born the week before. It was a wonderful day of celebration, family, love, memories, laughter…..and cake! She was so excited that she won a cake, and not just any cake, a BMW cake. Even the way it was packaged made it so extra special! Thank you so much for the awesome cake that was loved and devoured by all. It was a wonderful touch to a beautiful day…sinfully rich and delicious and every chocolate lover’s dream! It was heavenly!

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Mini Berry Bliss Cake

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Thanks to Indianapolis Amy for this cool post: http://indianapolisamy.typepad.com/indyamy/2010/07/berry-bliss-cake.html

Mini Berry Bliss Cake

Berries are in abundance- at the farmers market, grocery- just everywhere.  Looking for something to make with the berries?  Zabaglione is always a good idea…but what about a dessert that requires no cooking?  No oven and no stove!  What about a low calorie recipe?   This is a super easy dessert to throw together.  Think slightly cakey but more sponge… like a drenched angel food cake mixed with berries and topped with whipped cream.

I found this recipe from a Woman’s World magazine that I picked up while on the road.  I halved the original recipe.  Feel free to tweak this as you like.

Ingredients (serves 3), from Woman’s World magazine (issue July 19, 2010)

6 oz strawberries, sliced

3 oz raspberries

3 oz blueberries

3 oz blackberries

1/4 cup sugar

1/8 cup seedless raspberry jam

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3 slices of white bread, with the crusts trimmed and cut or torn into small pieces

3, 6 oz ramekins

Spray small ramekins with cooking spray and add some pieces of white bread to the bottom of each ramekin.  Set aside.

Mix berries, sugar, jam and lemon juice in bowl and let sit for about 30 minutes to an hour (I watched an episode of The Closer while the berries were marinating in the sugar, jam and lemon juice).

After the 30 minutes to hour has passed, use a slotted spoon and add some of the berry mixture to each ramekin.  Add the remaining bread to each ramekin.  Pour juice from the berry mixture over the top of each ramekin.

Place a piece of plastic wrap over each ramekin.  Set a soup can atop each ramekin (which will weigh down the cakes and press them down).  Put ramekins in fridge overnight.

Remove plastic wrap from each ramekin and run a knife along the inside of the ramekin.  Use a small plate to cover the top of the ramekin- then flip ramekin over to remove it onto the plate.  Sprinkle a bit of sugar on top.  Serve with whipped cream and add a few berries on top.

*Notes:  After I made this I thought the cake needed to be a bit sweeter so I sprinkled some sugar on top before adding the whipped cream.  Next time I make this I will probably add a bit more jam to the berries and a touch more sugar.

**booze with your berries?  After making these cakes I suddenly realized (too late) that I could’ve added a bit of liqueur to the berries- such as cointreau.  I will definitely try that next time.

***leftover berries?  I had some leftover berries and ate them the next day with some yogurt…delish:)
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