Great Cake Bake – Knoxville, TN

March 24th, 2011

Attention readers in the Knoxville, TN area! We just heard that the Knox county Public Library is holding the 2nd annual Great Cake Bake at the newly renovated Neyland Stadium this Saturday, 3/26 from noon to 5pm! The event will showcase the skills of cake decoraters from all levels – amateur to professional as well as a variety of children activities. Admission is only $5.00 and children under 10 are free.

Sounds like a great way to spend Saturday afternoon and it all goes to a good cause – the Imagination Library. This organization, started by Dolly Parton actually, helps promote literacy at the pre-school level by sending book to children in local communities. You can learn more by clicking their logo below.

We found a great photo of the some of the kind of cakes you’ll see at knoxnews.com from 2010.

Photo Credit: Chad Greene

Photo Credit: Chad Greene

You can find details for the Great Cake Bake over at Knoxville.com. We found this great photo Sarah Jones’ cake that won third place!  WHO WON FIRST?! :)

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A Heartwarming Birthday Tradition

March 7th, 2011

We ran across this article over the weekend that we wanted to share – two Bonnies in Minnesota have been sending the same birthday card to each other for 50 years!  Pretty amazing!  Well, honestly, they were following the instructions in side the card; but rather than be “thrifty”, as card suggests, they ended up re-signing the card, including a personal note and sending the birthday greeting in a fresh envelope.  The result?  50 years of signatures and memories that solidified a wonderful friendship through decades.

Click here to read the full article on the Journal Sentinel.

Honors from Iraq

March 3rd, 2011

As you know, 5% of our online sales are attributed to our partnership with Soldiers Angels to provide gourmet birthday cakes to deployed service members overseas as part of our Operation Birthday Cake program.  To date, we’ve sent thousands of cakes either from retail purchases or direct donations made possible by our shoppers who simply sent a cake to a loved one for their birthday.  Each and every day we receive soldier responses about how we’ve helped boost morale while our military personnel are fighting for our freedoms so far from home.

Today, we received a fine honor from Cpt. Dan over at the 14th Trans. Battalion at the Joint Base Balad, Iraq.  There is no greater feeling than to receive recognition for the good works you are doing; this wonderful command team encourages to keep on sending cakes and keep on letting our service members know they are appreciated and valued by their citizens back at home.

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Angry Birds Take The Cake!

February 22nd, 2011

Have you played this game? Angry Birds have been infecting smart phones everywhere (and expanded to computers and game consoles alike) and taking up lots of free time. What is it? A puzzle game! Why, you simply fling your Angry Birds with a sling shot and try to take out structures that house bad little (green) pigs. I’ll be honest, I’ve played – it’s addicting!

There are a lot of fans of the game out there and this father knew his son would get a kick out of creating a custom made Angry Birds cake (nice job Mike!). Visit the full article on PCWorld.com that also has a video of the cake working just like in the game!

ANGRY BIRDS CAKE – BEST GIFT EVER

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The Wide (Weird) World of Cakes

February 16th, 2011

No one said my job isn’t interesting. Each and everyday I’m scouring the web for articles on cakes, cupcakes, innovative designs, new recipes… you get the idea. Sites like CakeWrecks.com and others make this a very enjoyable excursion down the information superhighway. The web has been a bit quiet on the subject matter of interesting cakes lately, but I feel like I stuck gold today! I just had to share these two new sites that were brought to my attention – mostly for their “take” on the wide (and weird!) world of cakes. I’m just not sure you’d want to try these, I don’t, but you may get a kick out of checking out their sites.

PIZZA CAKES

Looks like a pizza, tastes like a cake. What? I had to review their site twice and then find an article on Fox News to help explain it all to me too! This baker creates custom fondant & sugar pieces, layered over “cake crusts” (I assume a fluffy layer or brownie base) to make her cakes look like pizzas. I don’t have anything against this, per se, but is there really a market for this? Do you want your cake to look like a pizza? Maybe its a guy thing…

Check out the article on FoxNews.com – if you dare!

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LAZY CAKES

Ok, I’ve been to college. I get it. This company has decided to make a ‘legal’ pot brownie, or cake rather, but using Melatonin as an ingredient. Melatonin, as I’ve learned is a hormone that regulated the sleep cycle in humans – basically, you eat, you get sleepy, you rest well (their slogan – “Relaxation Baked In”). Again, can’t say I’d want to try this, but it can definitely cause a hazard for children. We ran across this article stating the controversy. I suppose a lot like a booze cake (liquor baked in), it’s definitely ADULTS ONLY.

Maybe after you have a Lazy cake you’ll want to eat a Pizza Cake? Time will tell…

Valentine’s For the WHOLE Family!

February 9th, 2011

We have another great review up from FAMILYICIOUS – what a great blog! It’s the perfect place to find family friendly reviews and giveaways for everything from WISK to well…. Bake Me A Wish! Visit Familylicious today for a review of our best selling Chocolate Mousse Torte and your chance to win! More giveaways just around the corner!

CLICK THE BANNER TO GO THERE NOW!
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Valentine’s Day Giveaways Continue!

February 7th, 2011

We’ve got another chance for you to win a cake this Valentine’s Day!  Check out “One To Try” a fantastic blog for product features, reviews, recipes, giveaways and more.   Visit and enter the One 2 Try giveaway for your chance to win a Caramel Pecan Cake!

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Oh how we love thee… let us count the Giveaways!

February 3rd, 2011

Now through Valentine’s Day, we’ll be bringing you a variety of blogs that are featuring reviews of our cakes plus your chance to win your very own Bake Me A Wish cake!  Today, we’re staring out with Cincinnati Coupons – “Where Saving Money is an Addiction!”  CC is a great place to stop in and get printable online coupons for your everyday needs.  They’re giving away one of our Red Velvet Chocolate cakes for Valentine’s Day – hurry!  You have to enter by February 8th.  Check out Cincinnati Coupons today (click the banner below)!

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