Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

A Heartwarming Birthday Tradition

Monday, 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.

World Largest Birthday Cake in Vegas!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Of course Vegas would be home to the World’s Largest Birthday Cake!

http://www.lasvegas2005.org/news/scrapbook/cake/

World’s Largest Birthday Cake


In Las Vegas, a beautifully decorated layer cake nearly always attracts “cheesecake.”

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor Lorraine Hunt find themselves in a shower of confetti, let loose to announce the cake’s completion.

We had our cake, and we ate it too!

What’s a Centennial Birthday party without cake? Whatever the answer, no one in Las Vegas wanted to risk it.

So during the early hours of the morning on May 15, 2005, eight semi-trucks from North Carolina drove into the loading zone at Cashman Center hauling 30,000 half-sheet cakes and nearly 40,000 pounds of frosting. Volunteers were already gathering nearby to start the process of unloading, unpacking, stacking, and ultimately frosting.

Over the next 14 hours, more than 1,000 volunteers built a whopping 130,000-pound pastry from ingredients donated by Sara Lee. They worked under the direction of Sara Lee Executive Chef Brian Averna and the watchful eye of Sara Lee Foods President John Flood.

Las Vegas’ birthday cake is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records replacing a record set in Fort Wayne, Ala. The Vegas cake outweighed the Alabama confection by 128,360 pounds.

In order to qualify for a Guinness record, the world’s largest cake must:
• contain traditional ingredients in the correct proportions;
• be prepared in the same manner as a normal-sized cake;
• be prepared according to appropriate hygiene standards;
• be totally edible and safe to eat.
And while the final product is built from separately baked sheet cakes, they must be iced all over so that no joint can be seen, and so that the cake looks like a scaled-up version of a normal-sized cake.

Volunteers removed 30,000 sheet cakes from their shipping boxes.
Each cake is frosted before stacking.
Frosted cakes are stacked seven layers deep.
Volunteers frost the top of the cake and apply the decoration.

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman high fives Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese after setting the last piece of cake in place. Sara Lee Chef Brian Averna (in chef’s cap) tries to give instructions during the melee.

Too hungry to wait for forks, Mayor Oscar B. Goodman (r.) and Sara Lee President John Flood (l.) bite into the World’s Largest Birthday Cake.

After the cake was cut, guests took away pieces as big as they could carry.

Happy 25th Birthday Mario!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

OK, so this isn’t  Mario’s real birthday!  This little plumber worked his was into the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere with the release of Donkey Kong in 1981.  He was joined by his brother, Luigi, in Mario Bros. a couple of years later – but this edition wasn’t nearly as popular.  I don’t think Mario and Luigi really made it to the big time until they were stomping goombas and koopa troopers worldwide, in our homes, when Super Mario Bros. was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in ’85 (Japan’s release was today, the US release didn’t come until the following year).  For that, we’d like to wish Mario and Luigi a Happy Birthday.

Oh, the hours that were wasted finding warp zones, attaining 100 guys and running under Bowser (or jumping over him, if you had the skill!).   Congrats to Mario and Luigi – I’ll have mushrooms tonight in your honor.

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Win a Magic Bar Brownie Cake!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Heather over at SweetDeals4Moms served our Magic Bar Brownie cake to her son’s birthday and gave us a great review! We’re giving away a Magic Bar cake to one of her lucky readers – read on and click the link below to enter!

“Bake Me A Wish specializes in gourmet gift cakes and let me tell you, the Magic Bar Brownie was just that! When it was time to try the tasty treat, we were all delighted with the rich, sweet flavor. The texture was awesome with the semi-sweet and butterscotch morsels and coconut. Oh my. I am having a chocolatey flashback just talking about it. The Magic Bar Brownie also looks as good as it tastes. It came decorated with a chocolate “Happy Birthday” topper on it. My son was thrilled that he got to eat the pretty decoration.

The people at Bake Me A Wish are true professionals and have their timing down. In our case, the cake arrived the day before my son’s birthday. It was a truly impressive experience to say the least. Bake Me A Wish is invited to all of my birthday parties indefinitely.”

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A Reminder Of Home

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I just wanted to thank you for the birthday cake that you sent.It meant a lot to me.Two Soldiers commented independently that while eat ing the cake  “If you close your eyes, it’s like your home!” It was that good. It is a very thoughtful thing you do sending birthday cakes half-way around the world for service members who are stuck in the day to day grind of operations over here. I just wanted to thank you.
Very Respectfully,

Brian poses with his S'More Birthday Cake.

Brian Taylor