Archive for January, 2012

What’s Your Favorite Chocolate Cake?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

This Friday, January 27th is National Chocolate Cake day!  That’s as good a reason as any to celebrate :) .  As you know, Bake Me A Wish has a variety of chocolate cakes… but which one is best?  Help us decide what our most popular chocolate cake is by posting your vote below – that also enters you into our giveaway for the chocolate cake of your choice!  Read on!

National Chocolate Cake Day Giveaway!

 

COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST WITH YOUR FAVORITE BAKE ME A WISH! CHOCOLATE CAKE FLAVOR:

* CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TORTE

* BLACK AND WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

* TRIPLE CHOCOLATE ENROBED BROWNIE

* RED VELVET CHOCOLATE

* COOKIES & CREAM CAKE

* CARAMEL PECAN FUDGE

* SMORE BROWNIE CAKE

RULES: Vote for your favorite chocolate cake by this Friday at 11:59pm from the list below. That is also your entry to receive a free cake as part of our giveaway.  We’ll select one lucky fan to receive the chocolate cake they chose.  Your comment number is your entry number and we’ll select the winner at random using a random number generator.  Only one vote per fan please;  Vote now!

 

 

Stellar Star Wars Cake!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Perfect for the discriminating Star Wars fan, this 300 lbs Storm Trooper cake was baked by Amanda Oakleaf of Winthrop, MA (wow Amanda!) and was featured the WTSP.com down in Tampa Bay… just had to share this photo!  Amazing!

Photo Credit: Amanda Oakleaf

 

 

Happy Birthday Betty White!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

I didn’t have a ton of friends growing up;  I wasn’t necessarily lonely, but the handful of friends I did hang around with weren’t always available, so I spent a lot of time with my Grandma, aunt and cousins.  My grandmother, Agnes, god rest her soul, was one of the liveliest, funniest women I have ever known.  To be sure, we spent a lot of time calling her foxy lady!    She was one of my best friends growing up… and the golden girls always reminded me of her, in particular, Betty White.
Grandma passed quite some time ago, but here Ms. White is, about to turn 90 years old, and she still reminds me of my grandmother Agnes – fun, lively, smart as a whip!   My sincerest gratitude to Betty White for her career as an actress and all the jokes that made us smile.

Don’t miss out on the very special 90th birthday tribute to Betty on Monday January 16th (Betty’s actual birthday is January 17th, one month before Grans :) ).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/10/betty-white-betty-crocker_n_1196566.html

Miami Cake Baker is Crushed

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

If you were to ask someone to create a promotional item at their own cost in exchange for publicity, wouldn’t you have the decency to follow through with your request and feature them? At the VERY least, if you decide not to use it, to pay them for their effort? The cake business is always a risk, but a local Miami cake baker was asked to produce a cake for LeBron James 27th Birthday Party and then his team of handlers went back on their deal, refused to present the baker’s cake to LeBron or give her any promotion!   My first thought it, why didn’t they TELL the baker what type of cake they wanted for LeBron!?!

We’re not in the custom cake business, and no, maybe its not the best cake we’ve ever seen, but its something they got for free – about a $3000 value  - and then slapped her in the face!  At the VERY least they should offer to pay the baker the value of the cake… and no, a lot more goes into a cake than flour and egg, as I’m sure you’re all aware!   The retail value is $3000.

I will agree that it’s not LeBron’s fault, per se, but you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep.   Do we think LeBron would have actually spruned this cake?   I’m pretty sure HE can afford to pay her for it, regardless.

Check out the original article on the Miami Herald where you can also see the cake they replaced it with.  I’m still not thrilled.

(article by: Jose Lambiet, photo credit: Mike Jachles)

That takes the cake!  - Joe