Archive for February, 2014

5 Ways to Cheer Up a Friend

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Picture of sad, bent over sunflowers

Do you have a friend who’s down in the dumps? Here are a few of the best ways to cheer them up!

We all have bad days from time to time. It’s an inevitable part of life. But that doesn’t make it any easier.

When we see a friend or family member or significant other in emotional distress, our natural response is to want to cheer them up. That’s what we would want them to do for us, right?

If you know someone who could use a little light in their life, try one — or all — of these uplifters to help them out of their funk:

#1 – Hugs!

It may seem like a no brainer, but we can easily forget how restorative a simple hug can be. Plus, researchers have found that a hug that lasts for 20 seconds or more can cause the release of oxytocin, a hormone that can reduce stress levels.

#2 – Take Them Out

Sometimes, a change of scenery is all a person needs to see the light. If you’re buddy is down in the dumps, take them to a place that holds special meaning to them or that’s just fun. Getting out and about can help them clear their minds of negative thoughts.

#3 – Lend a Helping Hand

Feeling overwhelmed by responsibility is one of the main causes of the blues. Offer to help your friend with a chore or an errand. A small break and a little breathing room can do wonders.

#4 – Give a Gift

Everybody loves a surprise gift! Especially when they’re feeling under appreciated at home, at work or in a relationship. Try sending them a gourmet cake or handmade a card. The gift doesn’t have to be expensive for it to be effective. Thoughtful and surprising will do just fine.

#5 – Just Be There

We forget sometimes that the simple act of being there, listening, and sympathizing with a friend is the best way to help them through a difficult time. Life can be so hectic. Taking the time to get together may be all your friend really needs.

If you have a friend who’s down in the dumps, we hope you’ll give a few of these suggestions a try. They may not work right away, but every little gesture can help pave the way back to happiness.

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Tommy Wong

A Sweet Way to Say “I’m Sorry”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

You screwed up. Now say you’re sorry with a sweet surprise from Bake Me a Wish!

Did you miss an important anniversary? Say the wrong thing to a co-worker? Forget a friend’s birthday? Knock over the neighbor’s mailbox?

These can be a tough mistakes to bounce back from. But it’s never too late to say you’re sorry.

Sweetness and persistence are key.

After all, everybody makes mistakes from time to time. It’s how we handle those mistakes that defines us.

If you’ve recently found yourself in the proverbial dog house, don’t just give up. As long as the mistake isn’t too gigantic, most people are willing to forgive in time, especially with a little incentive.

And we know of at least one magical concoction with legendary restorative powers — chocolate!

In this dire situation, a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates — the old standbys — just won’t do.

If you’re looking for a surprising and sweet way to say you’re sorry, you should try sending a delectable gourmet cake instead.

We have over 25 “I’m Sorry” cake flavors to choose from. So even if the person you’re apologizing to is not a chocolate fan, you’re sure to find the perfect cake for him or her.

We’ll deliver the cake overnight, nationwide in an elegant gift box. And to make the apology even sweeter, we’ll include a card where you can tell you’re girlfriend, husband, co-worker, or friend just how sorry you are.

It’s not guaranteed to get you out of the dog house, but it’s a good place to start!

A Scrumptious and Surprising Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You’ve put it off and put it off and put it off. Now there are only a couple days left before Valentine’s Day, and you don’t have a gift for your sweetie. What are you going to do?

You could:

  1. Run to the grocery store and buy the last, tattered box of chocolates; or
  2. Surprise her with a dinner date to your town’s finest fast-food restaurant; or
  3. Do something completely unexpected.

On Valentine’s Day, cliches abound. Why not take a different approach that’s both surprising and convenient?

Flowers are sweet, but cake is even sweeter.

Everybody and their grandma will be getting a bouquet of flowers delivered this Valentine’s Day. And boxes of chocolates are a dime a dozen (well, not literally, but you get the point).

Step outside of the norm and send her a decadent cake instead.

Prepared in our award-winning New York bakery, our scrumptious gourmet cakes are delivered overnight, nationwide.

Just imagine the moment — she opens the door expecting a predictable bouquet of roses but instead finds an elegantly wrapped box of baked goodness.

That’s sure to win you a few brownie points — and, by the way, did we mention we have brownies?

Don’t put off buying your Valentine a gift for another second. Order her a cake, write a personal message, and Bake Me a Wish! will take care of the rest. Click here to get started.

Free Valentine’s Cake Delivery Special – Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake for Free DeliveryDoes your sweetheart love chocolate almost as much as you? Give them the ultimate chocolate-lover’s cake for Valentine’s Day, and we’ll pay the shipping.

From now until February 14, 2014, Bake Me a Wish! is offering free two-day shipping on one of our all-time customer favorites — the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake.

Coated with a rich chocolate fondant icing, showered with dark chocolate shavings and drizzled with milk and dark chocolate glazes, the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake is sure to win you a few “brownie” points of your own.

Each cake is delivered in an elegant gift box with a Belgian chocolate “Love” plaque and personalized greeting card to celebrate the occasion.

Get a head start on Valentine’s Day this year, and surprise your significant other with a gourmet cake delivered right to their doorstep.

Place your order now to receive free two-day shipping!