Posts Tagged ‘Soldier support’

The Army’s 237th Birthday Cake

Monday, June 18th, 2012

HAPPY 237th BIRTHDAY TO THE ARMY!

We hope that everyone had a great Father’s Day with Dad and  is ready for a wonderful summer!  As always, we’ll continue to celebrate birthdays all year round by delivering gourmet birthday cakes for your loved ones.  As part of our regular offering, we also deliver cakes to deployed soldiers through our Operation Birthday Cake program – we full support our military personnel overseas with donations and birthday cake delivery online.

That said, we couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful article on the Army’s 237th birthday. Mr. Buddy Valestro, of Cake Boss fame, created a tank of a cake! Literally!   They celebrated their birthday right here in NYC.  You can read the full article over at the Daily Mail, but you’ll find a picture of his creation below. That a great cake… but I doubt we could ship it! :)

Love of Chocolate Event Honors Families of Deployed Soldiers

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

This past weekend, Bake Me A Wish! had the pleasure of honoring families of deployed service members at the “Love of Chocolate” party in North Dakota in coordination with our good friend, Shelle Michaels, National Communications Officer for Soldiers Angels. Shelle has been a great ally in our effort to show deployed service members that they are not forgotten by us at home through our Operation Birthday Cake Program. The event was also brought together with Colonel Michael and was attended by David Sprynczynatyk, Major General and Adjunct General of the North Dakota National Guard as well as Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley.

This year, Bake Me A Wish was able to bring some additional smiles to the Love of Chocolate event as Bake Me A Wish cakes were handed out to family members deployed soldiers. Take a quick look at those faces below – happy to have some chocolate and know that we’re working to support their family members overseas.

Read more about the event at KFYR-TV.

Or watch the video clip!

Honors from Iraq

Thursday, 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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Proclamation for Day of the Deployed from Soldiers’ Angels

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

WHEREAS, this nation is kept strong and free by the loyal citizens who preserve our precious heritage through their positives declaration and actions; and

WHEREAS, our deployed service members have courageously answered their nation’s call to service by defending our freedoms on foreign lands; and

WHEREAS, Americans are encouraged to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to our flag and country, and honor the brave men and women currently deployed to protect and preserve our way of life; and

WHEREAS, since 2006 Soldiers’ Angels has honored our deployed heroes with a day set aside in recognition of their hard work, dedication and commitment to the United States of America; and

NOW, THEREFORE, Soldiers’ Angels hereby proclaim October 26 as DAY OF THE DEPLOYED throughout the United States of America and where ever our service members are serving.

Patti Patton – Bader, Founder
Shelle Michaels, National Communication Officer

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BAKE ME A WISH! CELEBRATES THE 4TH WITH LADY LIBERTY!

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Approaching Lady Liberty

amboatride2On Saturday Morning around 6am, when most Americans were still snuggled in bed with visions of fireworks dancing in their heads, our team made their way to Liberty Island to prepare for the historic reopening of the Statue of Liberty’s crown. For those who have never seen a summer sunrise in New York City, the view from the Statue Cruise line was incredible! While we were a bit tired, our team was ready for a fantastic day in honor of America’s birthday.

Upon arrival we prepared our tent and cake display for the reopening ceremony. Our crown display was a hit at the celebration and the ceremony was attended by such dignitaries as Gov. Corzine (D-NJ), Gov. Patterson (D-NY) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. We even had a chance to meet Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior!

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Ken Salazar during the Ceremony

Back at our tent, our team prepared the 3000 cakes that we were handing out that day – a sight not to be missed.

For the hours that followed, we collected thousands of letters in support of soldiers and enjoyed the company of our fellow Americans as they participated in a wonderful 4th of July celebration. Some even stopped to eat our delicious Cookies and Cream Singular Sensation, right there on the spot!

We had an amazing time with everyone and encourage each and everyone to get behind a cause, find something you can dedicate your heart to and make a difference in this world.

We gave away 3000 cakes!

More photos below!

The Event Tent

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Kids Get Involved!

Our Team - Thank You everyone!

BAKEMEAWISH.COM TO CELEBRATE REOPENING OF LADY LIBERTY’S CROWN

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

THOUSANDS TO INDULGE IN FREE CAKE AND PREPARE SPECIAL HANDWRITTEN MESSAGES TO OUR TROOPS

LIBERTY ISLAND – (July 4th, 2009) – Thousands of visitors who go to the Statue of Liberty National Monument July 4th are in for a sweet surprise! BakeMeAWish.com and Soldiers’ Angels will be handing out 3,000 free gourmet cakes for families to indulge in. Recipients of these delicious treats will also have the opportunity write a special heartfelt note to support our troops overseas. BakeMeaWish.com will then package these special wishes along with donated gift cakes and ship them 5,000 miles away to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We are thrilled to be a part of such a celebration,” offers BakeMeAWish.com CEO Josh Kaye. We are all about giving back and this is a great way to celebrate the crown reopening, the July 4th holiday, plus send some well wishes to our troops overseas.”

Breaking News! The Statue of Liberty & Our Nation’s Birthday

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

THIS JUST IN!

Bake Me A Wish! has been tapped to participate in the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty’s Crown this July 4th by the National Park Service and to be the official birthday cake provider for this celebration.  More to come as the event develops!

The Statue on the 4th of July