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Oh No! It’s the Apocalypse… What to bake!?

August 18th, 2011

Have you seen this? Apocalypse Cakes, written by Shannon O’Malley takes a look at the humorous side of the end of the world through some very politically incorrect writing and cake designs. What started out as a self published project, turned into a collection of wild and wacky cake recipes. Introduced to us by the San Joe Mercury News, this laughable delight is available to purchase through Amazon. The Mercury News has a recipe posted for Economic Collapse Crumb Cake via the link above – very fitting for the past couple of weeks (I’ll have to give that one a try)!

You can pick up your copy from Amazon by clicking on the image below – but there’s only 5 in stock right now! Great gift for the baker in your life with a sense of humor!

Enjoy – Joe

Call to Action: Day Of the Deployed

August 10th, 2011

As you know, Bake Me A Wish!, in coordination with its non-profit partner, Soldiers Angels, recognizes our deployed soldiers by sending gourmet birthday cakes to those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere through our Operation Birthday Cake Program.  We use a portion of our online sales to help support this program, as well as offering the Freedom Cakes, which allows our fellow citizens to directly donate  to service personnel in the name of their recipient.

Over the past few years, Soldiers Angels has worked with politicians to create the “Day of the Deployed” in over 40 states to recognize our military men, women and their families on October 26th of each year.  Now, we are working to make that a nationally recognized day to further their support.   This effort, senate resolution 253, is spearheaded by Senator Hoven from North Dakota.  Please take a moment to read the following release and send your support of this resolution to your Senator so that we can enforce our good will, prayers and thoughts for the men and women who fight for our freedom everyday.



AUGUST 2, 2011 WASHINGTON – Building on his resolution as North Dakota’s governor, Senator John Hoeven introduced S. Res. 253, a resolution in the U.S. Senate to designate Oct. 26, 2011, as “Day of the Deployed” in recognition of the sacrifices of U.S. servicemen and women currently deployed around the world.

“Our men and women in uniform work tirelessly to serve our country and protect our freedoms, and we cannot do enough to thank them and their families for the sacrifices they willingly make. A national ‘Day of the Deployed’ would be a meaningful recognition of our soldiers’ dedication and the American people’s appreciation,” Hoeven said.

In North Dakota, Hoeven launched Oct. 26 as “Day of the Deployed” in 2006, in support of Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit organization that aids deployed American military personnel and their families. In 2010, 40 states had joined the effort, proclaiming a “Day of the Deployed.”

Hoeven is engaging other senators to support the resolution so it can pass the Senate.

Americans are encouraged to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to our flag and country, and to honor our brave men and women in uniform who are selflessly putting their lives on the line to protect and preserve our way of life.

Soldiers’ Angels is asking your support of S. Res. 253 by communicating the importance of this national day of honor to your state senators by simply sending them a letter, email or phone call requesting they co-sponsor S. Res. 253 with Senator John Hoeven.

Locate your state leadership:

October 26 is a day of honor recognizing our deployed service members and their families, originated by Soldiers’ Angels a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families. Questions regarding Day of the Deployed will be answered at the following email address: DayoftheDeployed (at)




Lazy Cake (Larry) Follow Up!

August 3rd, 2011

We talked about it here a few months ago – Lazy Cakes (see the Wide (Weird) World of Cakes post!) This manufacturer, in the vain of providing an adult oriented, relaxation snack, included Melatonin in their cakes (Melatonin is directly related to your sleep cycle). That’s all well and good, but it seems the FDA take issue with that, claiming that Melatonin is “not approved for use in food”. PROBLEM!

Wouldn’t you want to figure that part out BEFORE you go into production!?

Check out the full article in the Herald News here.

On the note of expensive cakes…

July 27th, 2011

This one may cost the baker a pretty penny! There was a People’s Court case posted on YouTube last month about a woman who received a misspelled cake for her daughter’s party – while we feel for the woman (the cake’s frosting was also cracked), suing the baker for $4300 when the cake cost $55 is a little obscene. Granted, if you have a problem with your $55 cake with Bake Me A Wish – we’ll reship or refund with no hassle… couldn’t the baker just give the woman her money back on the cake? Watch and judge for your self! (special thanks to for pointing this one out!)

Politician Spends too much on Cake – naturally!

July 22nd, 2011

Can’t politicians get anything right? We know that these custom cakes can run a pretty penny, but color our frosting shocked when we found out that our very own New York Gov. Cuomo spent $600 on a birthday cake!  Ok, it probably wasn’t him directly, but as reported by the Daily News, his birthday cake purchase was listed as an “office expense” on his campaign finance filing!  Sure – it’s in the shape of New York and has lots of features, but look, times are hard… do we really need $600 birthday cakes?  Bake Me A Wish! would have shipped him one for under $50.00!  :)

I mean really – that’s somebody’s paycheck for a week.

Check out the article by Celeste Katz here:  disregard those comments Celeste – I think you’re cool for pointing this out!

cuomo, $600 birthday cake
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A Final Hogwarts Cake

July 14th, 2011

With all the buzz surrounding the final installment of the Harry Potter series (i have my ticket for Saturday!), it’s no wonder that the Lincoln Center premiere tapped Charm City Cakes to create a gorgeous cake for the stars.  The Independant UK reports that Rupert Grint (he plays Ron Weasley) cut into the first slice – in case you’re not aware, this is Hogwarts as it would appear at the end of the story.

Since the premiere was here in New York City, we were bombarded with coverage of the event.  I’m still a bit amazed at the turnout – most of those waiting literally days in sweltering heat just to get a glimpse of the stars.  Oh yeah, and we discovered that the show Daniel Radcliff is in with John Laroquette (How to Succeed in Business…) also had to be closed down for a week!  That makes sense… I’m sure there’s more than one premiere, interview and conference these actors had to show up for!

ENJOY this wonderful photo, courtesy of Charm City Cakes.

Hogwarts Cake - Harry Potter

Powered up Pac-Man cake!

July 12th, 2011

You’ve seen several posts from us about video game cakes and there is a good reason for that – I grew up as part of the Nintendo generation… even before that, I’d relish the days when my parents would bring me to an arcade or pizza parlor that had good old arcade cabinets. Oh how many quarters squandered! Like most video game aficionados, I got my start with a little known game called Pac-Man.

To my surprise, we found this delicious looking cake over at – a detailed version of the original stand up pack-man game. We’re pretty amazed at what this baker did – thanks for sharing GamePro!  Check out the link for a few more video game cakes!


Great Pac Man Cake

Yours Truly – Joe

Don’t miss out! Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Giveaway

June 20th, 2011

Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to make sure you didn’t miss the Shop With Me Mama – Happy Father’s day giveaway! You can still enter the giveaway through tomorrow at 10pm ET and win one of our delicious Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie cakes! Hurry on over to read the review and how to enter – just click the banner below!!