Archive for November, 2013

6 Ways to Simplify Your Thanksgiving Feast

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Photo Credit: Ruocaled (Creative Commons)The countdown begins. Are you ready for Turkey Day?

Chances are, if you’re looking for ways to simplify a Thanksgiving meal by now, you’re a little behind on preparation.

No worries! Thanksgiving is supposed to be fun, right? We’ve got a few ideas for making the big feast a bit more manageable this year:

  1. Make a menu and check your list twice! One of the biggest time sucks of preparing a Thanksgiving meal is making multiple trips to the grocery store. Take a little extra time to put a menu together and a grocery list that has everything you need on it. If you have time, give yourself a couple days to make the list. You’ll probably think of more to add.
  2. Prepare side dishes the night before. If there’s anything you can make or assemble for the oven ahead of time, do it. You’ll have plenty to keep you busy on Thanksgiving Day. Do a search for “make ahead Thanksgiving recipes.” You’ll find a lot of great ideas.
  3. Skip the dessert (preparation). We’re not suggesting you skip the sweets all together, just the making-it part. You can get a gourmet cake delivered right to your doorstep with a few clicks of your mouse. Check out these Thanksgiving favorites for ideas.
  4. Cut your dirty dishes in half. Not literally! For a big meal like Thanksgiving, using disposal cooking pans, plates, cups, and silverware can save you a ton of time. If you’re worried about being wasteful, just buy aluminum cooking pans. The rest can usually be stuffed into the dishwasher.
  5. Bigger is not always better. A huge turkey takes a long time to cook. If you’re entertaining a small group, look for a smaller turkey or even a turkey breast. The butcher at the grocery store should be able to recommend the right-sized turkey for your gathering.
  6. Buy an oven ready turkey. All you have to do is remove the frozen turkey from the freezer and pop it in the oven. No defrosting or prep required. These can be a lifesaver if you’re terrified of cooking a turkey “from scratch.” Bonus!!! Many oven ready turkeys come with pre-made gravy.

Take a breath — you’ve got this. Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is only as hard as you want it to be. A simple meal can be just as scrumptious as an elaborate one.

Good luck with your kitchen adventures and have a Happy Thanksgiving from Bake Me a Wish!

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake – FREE SHIPPING Now Through Thanksgiving 2013

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Cake Delivery Free ShippingGive your friends, family, employees, or clients the gift of chocolate this Thanksgiving — we’ll pay the shipping.

We all know a chocolate lover… or twenty. Now’s the perfect time to let them know you’re thinking of them by sending a decadent brownie cake right to their doorsteps.

From now until Thanksgiving Day 2013, Bake Me A Wish! is offering free two-day shipping on our Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake, a chocolate lover’s dream come true (add just $5 for overnight shipping).

This dense, moist brownie cake is covered in not one, not two, but three layers of decadent chocolate and is coated with a rich chocolate fondant icing, showered with dark chocolate shavings, and drizzled with milk and dark chocolate glazes.

Each cake is delivered in an elegant gift box with a Belgian chocolate occasion plaque and personalized greeting card to celebrate Thanksgiving or any other occasion of your choosing.

Don’t hesitate — the last day to take advantage of this sweet deal is Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2013. The offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, but there is no limit to how many you can send. So, yes, it’s okay to send yourself a brownie cake too.

4 Heartwarming Long Distance Thanksgiving Gift Ideas

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Being away from home for Thanksgiving is tough. But you can still be a part of your family’s turkey dinner in spirit!

Long Distance Thanksgiving Gift Ideas

Here are four long distance Thanksgiving gift ideas that are sure to make your presence felt even though you can’t be there in person:

Make a Card by “Hand” — Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a handmade card on the holidays. Remember those turkeys you used to make in kindergarten by tracing your hand on a piece of construction paper? Just fold the paper in half, cutout the tracing, decorate, and voila! You’ve got an adorable “hand”-made card.

Use Skype to Say “Thank You” — When everybody sits down at the table, lots of families like to say what each person is thankful for. If you have a tech-savvy family member, have her call you on Skype when the time comes and set the virtual you at an empty spot at the table. That way you can join in and tell everybody what you’re thankful for this year.

Send a Sweet Surprise — A phone call is sweet, but a cake is sweeter! We make it easy to send gourmet cakes anywhere in the United States overnight. Choose from several Thanksgiving Day favorites, and say exactly what you’re thinking with a personalized “Happy Thanksgiving” card.

Frame a Favorite Picture — Thanksgiving is all about family in all shapes and sizes. Do you have a favorite picture of when you were all together? Get it framed and send it to your family to open at Thanksgiving meal. It will serve as a heartwarming reminder of how much you love one another.

Of course, if you’re really gung ho, you could give all of these gifts and surprise the heck out of your family this year!

Have any heartwarming gift ideas of your own? Share them in the comments below. And have a terrific Turkey Day!

Exclusive Gifts for the Holiday Season 2013

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Exclusive Bakery Tower Gift for Holiday Season 2013Searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? Whether you’re looking to surprise one special person or a thousand corporate employees, Bake Me A Wish! has the ideal gift for everyone on your list.

This year, we’re offering several exclusive holiday gifts, featuring our finest cakes, brownies, cookies and gourmet snacks. Each gift is elegantly packaged and includes a personalized Seasons Greetings card, so you can tell the lucky recipient exactly how you feel.

Got a really big list? We can handle it!

Bake Me A Wish! accepts orders of 10, 20, or even 1,000 orders at time. For our corporate customers, simply upload your gifting list into our system, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Surprise your employees, clients, or vendors with a uniquely delicious gift package that is guaranteed to bring a smile to their face this holiday season.

The perfect gift for everybody on your list.

For the sweet tooth…

Needless to say, we’re offering some fantastic exclusive bakery items this year, including two awe-inspiring towers of deliciousness — the Solid Gold Bakery Tower and The Incredible Bakery Tower. These colossal, stunningly wrapped cake, cookie, and brownie deliveries are sure to make a huge impact!

For the salty sweet lover…

We find it hard to believe, but there are apparently people who don’t like baked goods. So we’ve got that covered too. We’re offering a number of delectable snack baskets that combine the sweet and salty into one mouthwatering gift. Sound good? Check out the Sweet and Salty Gift Basket, The Gourmet Expressions Gift Basket, and The Ultimate Indulgence Gift Basket.

Executive Gift for Holidays 2013For the health conscious…

The holiday season is a tough time to keep the waistline in check. So why not make it easier for the healthy eaters on your list by sending them one of our festive fruit and snack baskets? Choose from the Fabulous Fruits Gift Basket, Fruit and Snack Gift Box, and The Executive Gift Basket.

The holidays are just around the corner.

Make it a year nobody on your gift list will forget! Head on over to our Holiday Gifts page for the complete list of exclusive gifts for the holiday season 2013 from Bake Me A Wish!