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

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!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Long Distance Couples

January 29th, 2014

Red Velvet Cake for Valentine's DayIt’s nearly February, and you know what that means — Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away. And here you are, doomed to spend another Valentine’s away from your significant other.

Being in a long distance relationship is tough on a normal day, but Valentine’s Day really rubs it in.

You could waste the day moping around the house with the shades drawn, avoiding other couples like the plague. Or you could go about your day with a big smile on your face, knowing that your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse is being showered with thoughtful gifts.

Let’s make the best of the situation. Being away from your significant other on Valentine’s Day gives you the opportunity to surprise the heck out him or her.

Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

The Trusty Handmade Card

Some people claim Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies, which wouldn’t be surprising judging by the sheer immensity of cards sold during the holiday. Break from the norm and make a card yourself. Even if you’re not artistically inclined, a handmade card is undeniably sweet.

An “Intimate” Candlelit Dinner

Okay, so you can’t have dinner together in person. Why not use the power of technology for good and set a dinner date over Skype? You can turn the lights down low, light a few candles, and toast to your love virtually. Just be careful not to spill wine on your keyboard when clinking glasses.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Technology to the rescue again. Take pictures of yourself — you know the type — and send them throughout the day to your significant other via SnapChat. You can set an expiration for each picture, so when they’re gone, they’re gone forever. You may want to warn your significant other ahead time though or else an unintended audience might get an eyeful.

Watch a Romantic Movie “Together”

No Valentine’s Day would be complete without watching a sappy romantic movie together. Though, in your case, you’ll have to trade the couch for the phone. Pop in your favorite romcom, dialup your sweetie, and enjoy. You’ll want to choose something you’ve both seen because you’ll probably end up talking through the whole thing.

“Make” Him or Her Dinner

No, we’re not recommending you make dinner and send it via snail mail — that’s a better option for cake. Instead, you could try calling up a local restaurant that delivers, ordering up his or her favorite dish, and paying over the phone. If you time it right, you could have it coincide with your Skype date.

Don’t Forget Dessert!

You’ve got dinner covered, but what about dessert? You can have that delivered too. Just select his or her favorite cake or bakery item, write a thoughtful message, and we’ll take care of the rest. We recommend the red velvet chocolate cake — it’s a Valentine’s Day favorite.

Spending Valentine’s away from your significant other is bummer. But you can still make the day memorable. It just takes a little creativity and forethought to get it right.

Got any long distance gift ideas of your own? Please share them in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.

Best Cakes to Beat the Winter Blues

January 22nd, 2014

Closeup of Icicles The holiday season has come to a close, and the dark and gloomy days of winter are just beginning. Who needs a little pick-me-up?

The holidays can be a stressful time, which is why many of us breathe a big sigh of relief when it’s over. But, after all the excitement of the holidays, the ensuing winter months can seem like a total drag by comparison.

It’s easy to feel a bit blue when the days are shorter and the temperature drops. Sometimes the best medicine is something sweet to remind us how delightful life really is.

If you or someone you know needs a little winter pick-me-up, give one of these delectable winter favorites a try:

Chocolate Truffle Lava Cakes

These sinful delights will warm you from the inside out. Heat them up in the oven or microwave upon receipt and enjoy the warm chocolate ganache center as it flows freely with every slice. Each order includes four 4-inch mini cakes and is gluten free, making it a great choice for someone with dietary restrictions.

Red Velvet Chocolate Cake 

Red Velvet Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day is still a month away, but it’s never to early to enjoy this winter favorite. We take two rich red layers of chocolate cake, fill and cover them with pure cream cheese frosting, and then garnish with white chocolate sprinkles around the sides. Share the love and brighten someone’s day!

Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie CakeTriple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake

Chocolate is the classic pick-me-up, and it doesn’t get much chocolate-ier than our Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake. This dense, moist brownie cake is covered in three layers of decadent chocolate, coated with a rich chocolate fondant icing, showered with dark chocolate shavings and drizzled with milk and dark chocolate glazes. This cake will put a smile on any chocolate-lover’s face.

Each cake is delivered overnight, nationwide and includes a Belgian chocolate plaque to celebrate an occasion of your choosing and a personalized greeting card.

Need more options? With over 25 flavors and styles, you’re sure to find the perfect cake to lift anyone’s spirits.

Send a Birthday Cake to Your College Student

January 15th, 2014

Send Your College Student a Birthday CakeGot a kid in college with a birthday coming up? Send them a sweet surprise!

By now most colleges are back in session after the long, relaxing holiday break. And even though you’re son or daughter was probably looking forward to getting back to school, the start of a new quarter or semester can be a nerve-wracking experience.

New books, new teachers, new assignments. It can be easy for students to get wrapped up in it all and forget to think about their own needs from time to time.

College is an extremely competitive and stressful environment, which is why taking the time to celebrate personal milestones, like birthdays, is so important.

If you’ve got a college student with a birthday coming up, chances are their friends aren’t planning to bake a cake with what little time they have. So why not take care of it for them?

We make it super easy to send a birthday cake of your choosing anywhere in the United States overnight. Just imagine the joy your college student — and a few hungry friends — will feel when a cake is delivered to their doorstep on their birthday.

We have over 25 gourmet cakes to choose from, and each cake comes with a Belgian chocolate Happy Birthday plaque and a personalized greeting card.

If there’s one thing a college student can appreciate on his or her birthday (besides money), it’s great food.

Help ease you’re college student’s stress on their special day and give them something sweet to smile about. We’ll take care of the legwork. Start here.

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of CollegeDegrees360

Easy New Year’s Eve Party Treats for the Super Busy

December 26th, 2013

New Year's Eve Party TreatsThrowing a New Year’s Eve bash? Make sure you’ve got the treats that’ll keep your guests smiling well past midnight.

Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. And if you’ve volunteered your home for the big celebration, you’re probably scrambling to put a menu together right about now.

For many people, New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah for the holiday eating fest. Come New Year’s Day, they’ll be dusting off the scales and renewing their gym memberships. So you better make it count!

Here are a few easy, must-have treats for your New Year’s Eve extravaganza:

Shrimp Cocktail — These tend to go fast, so make sure you buy lots. Most stores sell pre-assembled shrimp cocktail party platters, making this a simple and delicious appetizer that can be stacked in the fridge and pulled out as needed.

Cake — No party is complete without a cake! Serve each guest a slice with a glass of champagne for the countdown. We can make it really easy on you by delivering a gourmet cake directly to your front door, complete with an occasion plaque made of Belgian chocolate.

Chips and Dip — The old party standby. Chips and dip are a super easy and cheap way to keep people noshing all night long. Place bowls of chips throughout your house, so everybody can partake.

Veggies — You’ve got to have something to make everybody feel a little healthier, especially since some people will be starting their diet in the morning. You wouldn’t want them to shock their systems. Every grocery store has these ready to serve. But, if you have some extra time, it’s cheaper to buy the veggies and cut them up yourself.

Champagne — Well, of course you need champagne (and sparkling cider for the non-drinkers). You might want to think about picking up some plastic champagne flutes too, if you don’t have the real thing. They look a lot classier than red Solo cups.

Pizza — Even if your party invitation says “drinks and hors d’oeuvres,” some of your guests will still “forget” to eat dinner before they come over. Pizza is an easy way to keep people full and happy. The bake-at-home variety are best for parties because you can serve hot pizzas all night.

If you don’t have a ton of time to plan a New Year’s Eve party, just keep it simple. These easy New Year’s Eve treats are sure to make your party a success. Here’s to a Happy New Year’s from Bake Me a Wish!

Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Russell Bernice on Flickr

Favorite Cakes for the Holiday Season

December 17th, 2013

Searching for a little something sweet for you or somebody on your list this holiday season?

Bake Me a Wish! offers a ton of scrumptious gourmet cakes and bakery treats to choose from that are sure to delight anybody on your shopping list.

But, if you’re having a little trouble choosing the right cake, we have a couple suggestions. These two cakes are by far our customers’ favorite cakes for the holiday season.

Chocolate Mousse Torte Cakes, a holiday favorite!Chocolate Mousse Torte

This chocolate lover’s dream-come-true features two rich chocolate cake layers, which we fill with luscious chocolate whipped cream mouse and cover in milk chocolate frosting and a dark chocolate glaze. To top it off, we garnish the cake with fudge rosettes, dark chocolate shavings, and an imported Belgian chocolate occasion plaque of your choosing. If they like chocolate, they’ll love this one!

Carrot Cake, a holiday favorite!Carrot Cake

Taste the freshness in every bite of this holiday favorite. Speckled with freshly grated carrots, plump raisins and crisp walnuts, our scrumptious carrot cake features two layers of moist cake, which are bound together with a delectably smooth cream cheese frosting and topped with a Belgian chocolate occasion plaque to celebrate the holiday season or other occasion of your choosing.

These are two of our most popular cakes for the holiday season, but we have lots of other cakes, bakery items, and gift baskets to choose from.

Every one of our cakes is delivered nationwide overnight and comes in an elegant gift box with a personalized greeting card, making it a delicious and attractive gift for distant family and friends or employees. If you have a big list, we accept 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.

Hopefully these suggestions have helped you cross a few more people of your holiday shopping list!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Distant Family and Friends

December 11th, 2013

Shopping for a distant family member or friend can be a real challenge. What do they do in their free time? What hobbies are they into? What size sweater do they wear?

When you don’t see a person on a regular basis, it can be tough thinking of a present they’ll truly get a kick out of. Sometimes you’re better off sending them a gift that anybody would enjoy, like something sweet!

Cake and other bakery delights are a favorite of the holiday season, and almost everyone appreciates a gourmet baked good. (Don’t worry — we’ve got ideas for health nuts too).

Here are a few fun suggestions based on the recipient’s personality:

Red Velvet Cake The Romantic

Nothing says “romance” like the color red. Give the passionate people on your list a seductive red velvet cake — two rich red layers of chocolate cake, filled and covered with pure cream cheese frosting, and then garnished with white chocolate sprinkles. That’s amore!

Coffee Cake 

The Morning Person

Got an early riser on your list? Help them make the most of the wee hours of the day with a eye-opening, gourmet coffee cake. We’ve got several scrumptious morning delights to choose from, including cinnamon, raspberry, chocolate, pumpkin, and more. Now that’s how you start the day.

Freedom CakeThe Veteran

Surprise a veteran on your list and a soldier serving overseas. When you purchase one of our Freedom Cakes for a person in the U.S., we’ll deliver another gourmet cake to an active soldier overseas in the name of your recipient. Each cake features a special card informing the recipient that a cake has been sent to a soldier in their name, alongside an imprint of the American flag.

Fruit Gift BasketThe Health Nut

As far as we’re concerned, the holidays are the perfect time to indulge in sweets. But some people are good all year round. Send the healthy eaters on your list an orchard fresh fruit basket. This attractive wicker basket includes a variety of pears and apples, a navel orange, a kiwi, and a pineapple. We also include sweet onion crackers, pistachios, and smoke gouda to cleanse their palates.

Bakery TowerThe Ultimate Sweet Tooth

LIMITED EDITION! The Incredible Bakery Tower is for the sweet tooth who loves everything! This colossal bakery tower arrives with a 4-inch Carrot Cake, two dozen cookies, six gourmet brownies, 20 hazelnut chocolates, and one of our finest 7-inch cakes, the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake.

Those are just a few ideas. We’ve got lots of gourmet cakes and bakery items to choose from. Look around — we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for the distant family members and friends on your list.

Cyber Monday Special – Save 20% Until Friday

December 1st, 2013

Finish off your Christmas list early or get a jump on December birthdays with this limited time offer from Bake Me a Wish!

From now until Friday, December 6, 2013, Bake Me a Wish! is offering a 20% discount on online orders, big and small.

Simply type in this code during checkout to get the deal:

CYBMN20

The discount applies to all our cakes and bakery items, excluding Freedom Cakes and gift baskets.

Baked exclusively in our award-winning New York bakery, our gourmet cakes can be delivered nationwide and are guaranteed to arrive on the date you request.

We accept orders up to two months in advance of today’s date, and our selection includes over 25 different cake flavors and styles.

Each cake will arrive in an elegant gift box with a greeting card that includes a personal message to your recipient.

With a variety of occasions to choose from, make your loved one’s Christmas, birthday, or anniversary an occasion to remember by sending a gourmet cake from Bake Me A Wish!