Operation Birthday Cake And A Bake Me A Wish Review And Giveaway

July 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm

We celebrate the special occasions, holidays, and birthdays together–that’s hubby, four grown children, significant others, five grandchildren, and me. Now this has been tricky at times like when son LA was deployed in the mid-East and couldn’t get leave to attend one of the family functions. That was the time we took his 16 X 20 navy picture out and served him anyway. Another time we got together via internet camcorder. Then there were the times we visited a la conference calling. We do whatever we have to.

Me, I am definitely no Betty Crocker; I choose to buy baked goods. We live at the shore with lots of quick food but good bakeries few and far between. I have driven for miles searching but good bakeries just don’t last in this area. Furthermore, even if they did, I couldn’t get a birthday to California fresh much less the Persian Gulf. An impossible task up to now!

Great news for a Blue Star Mom like me who wants her sailor son to have a taste of home. Recently I learned about a cake made from scratch with fresh ingredients that is guaranteed to remain fresh for five days or frozen up to two months. That is enough time to be shipped anywhere.

When I was asked to review a Bake Me A Wish Cake I was skeptical. However, sampling the product has made a believer out of me. Every cake is considered as a special order. All cakes are kosher Chof-K certified and come in ten different varieties including Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake, Red Velver Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Mousse Torte, Tiramisu Classico Cake, Vanilla Bean Cake, Carrot Cake, Boston Cream Pie, S’more Brownie Cake, Peanut Butter Mousse Cake, and Coconut Cream Cake. Now hear this: A real New York City bakery in New York City headed by Stephan Leroux creates each masterpiece.

A Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake arrived at my front door special delivery. It came in a well-insulated box, packed with foam, air packs, and ice gel clearly labeled.  It was in perfect condition on opening. It was fresh that day too. Too bad I can’t tell you about days later or even the next day. The family loved it so much that it was done, finished, no leftovers before the table was cleared.

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The brownie cake reminded me of flourless chocolate cake but better. Delicious, decadent, indecent. Every mouthful chocolaty rich, smooth, sweet but not cloying. Its imported Belgian chocolate wafer on top personalized it. Mine said, “Thank You.” Other possible greetings include “Happy Birthday, Best Wishes, Congratulations, Anniversary / Love, Get Well Soon, and Sympathy”.

I like the cake so much that I am contemplating arranging for one for my sailor boy. It is a Freedom Cake that comes with a personalized special greeting cards imprinted with the American Flag. It’s listed as a Military Cake and features a layer of chocolate brownie, fudge frosting, sprinkles and bittersweet chocolate shavings.

5% of every cake order goes to Operation Birthday Cake, a project where soldiers overseas receive a gourmet birthday cake. The soldiers love it, check out some soldier’s responses to Operation Birthday Cake.

Delivery within the continental U. S. is guaranteed within a day of placing an order. Overseas deliveries obviously take longer. Cost is $75 plus $5 for shipping and handling. 5% of sales revenue goes to Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit 200,000 strong, which sponsors sending Freedom Cakes to our military.

WIN IT!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a Bake Me A Wish Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter visit Bake Me A Wish and then return here and leave me a comment telling me who you’d bring with you to dinner and what occasion (if any) you’d be celebrating another one of their cakes (besides this one) that you’d like to try.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Friday 08/07/09 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.