Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bake Me A Wish Review


 
As you can tell, my husband got to the cake before I could take a picture. I don't know when he did it because we did not open the box, I thought, until the next day. But, as you can see, he cut a very nice thin slice thinking I guess that it wouldn't matter as far as the picture. I really wanted a nice full cake to show but when you got a dessert freak in the house, that is kinda hard to do! I got 2 cakes from Bake A Wish, one was the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake and the other was the Vanilla Bean Cake!

I have to tell you that was one of the best brownie like cakes I have ever had! Actually, I have never had a brownie cake before! This was my first and I am also a great chocolate lover but I held off because I knew I had to take a picture. I should have never waited til the next day. It was just too much temptation for hubby.

The cake was rich in chocolate and it was like a fudgy cake not like a classic brownie, which even when I make my brownies, I make them fudgy but most people make them cakelike. We both like the fudgy version so this was right up our alley. I think it took us about a week and a half to finish this baby off. I kept it in the fridge to make sure it lasted and we just warmed it up in the microwave and boy was it good, especially with vanilla ice cream!

According to Bake Me A Wish they put this cake thru three phases before it is done. The first one is that they enrobe the brownie in a rich chocolate fondant, then completely cover it with dark chocolate shavings then finish it with milk and dark chocolate drizzles. This cake serves 6-8 people. If you love chocolate, then you will love this one!

But, as much as we both love chocolate, it was the Vanilla Bean Cake that captured our hearts! Lord, we both went a little nuts on this cake. It looked so good! Of course, I have to admit, Mike was the first one to take a huge slice of this cake before I caught him. I screamed and said I haven't taken a picture yet! So, he just calmly said, well, then, I don't guess it will hurt to have a second piece, do you want some of it? Can you believe it?

He actually thought the whole thing was funny! Now, this is before I saw the Brownie Cake. I did not find out about that one until later. So, before he could do more damage, I hurried up and clicked a picture. This is what it looked like after he had gotten done with it:

 
See what I mean? He went bananas on me! Then I tasted the cake and just melted. I think we found a new best cake that even our chocolate could not even stand up to! How was this possible? I don't know but it was decadent! It is two layers of yellow cake filled with clouds of vanilla whipped cream mousse then covered with buttercream and then garnished with white chocolate and more mousse!

OMG, the white chocolate and the mousse made this cake so moist and light and fluffy! It would just melt in your mouth. I love vanilla ice cream but as far as cakes go yellow would have been my very last choice of cake to choose so that is how much the mousse and white chocolate changed an ordinary yellow cake into a masterpiece of mouth watering, gotta have it now kinda cake! For chocolate lovers to say that is alot, believe me.

As you can see from the picture, we just about devoured the cake before we even thought about the brownie cake! You will love this cake, I guarantee it! This one also serves 6-8 people.

When we got both cakes they were in a box that was placed inside a very nice refrigerated package and then on top of that was the cold packs to make sure that we received them still cold and fresh. I also kept the Vanilla Bean Cake in the fridge more so because of the mousse than to keep it fresh. But, believe me, it did not stay there long.

We had that thing gone in a few days. And I have the proof unfortunately, because when I had my last doctor appt and I stepped on that scale, I had gained 5 pounds! I told Mike I was going to have to lay off some of that stuff so I let him finish off the last of the brownie cake by himself.

I love the fact that Bake Me A Wish takes 5% of your order and uses it to go towards sending our troops a cake on their birthday. So, if you know a soldier who is having a birthday, get in touch with them and they will send him a cake! Isn't that wonderful?

I am an Army brat so it warms my heart to run across companies that help in any way to make a soldier's life a little more bearable. So, when you order your cake, you are getting a great cake but you are also contributing to our brave and wonderful military.

This is Bake Me A Wish's Mission Statement and I wanted to share it with you:

Remember the excitement you felt as a child when your birthday cake was carried into the room? At Bake Me a Wish!, we believe we all still have some of that child inside of us, and our goal is to help you recreate that excitement and experience for your friends, clients or loved ones.

Bake Me a Wish! is the nationwide service for delivery of gourmet birthday cakes. Our cakes are made with only the finest, freshest ingredients by an award-winning family run New York bakery that also supplies pastries to some of Manhattan's most elite restaurants.

We are happy to bring you our delicious cakes at an extremely affordable price. Now, whether it's your son in college, your trusted associate, your old friend, or your granddaughter across the country, you will always have a simple and wonderful way to remember them on the one day each year that belongs to them - their birthday.

We believe there is no better way to celebrate that special day of the year than to send a little indulgence from someone who cares.

This is truly a great company and I encourage you to try one of their cakes the next time you have a party or birthday to celebrate!

Contact them:

Mailing Address:
Bake Me a Wish!
211 East 43rd
Suite 305
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 888-YUR-WISH (888-987-9474) Toll-free

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.

7 comments:

Clare said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following back. The cakes look delicious.

Mama Finch said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by http://blendedbeaks.blogspot.com and becoming my newest follower! I'm now following you too. Great blog.

Mama Finch said...

I forgot to mention that I also grabbed your button for my "button box".

Nicole weaver said...

Hi Mary,

Thanks for following me at: http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com

I am already following you, I am now following you via twitter. I also liked your FB page. The cake looks so good. What your husband did gave me a nice chuckle. My husband would have done the same thing, LOL!
Thanks so much for the nice comment you made about my book cover.

Nicole Weaver
Trilingual Children's Author
http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com
http://marieandherfriendtheseaturtle.blogspot.com
http://mybirthdayiseptembereleven.blogspot.com

Babaloo said...

Hi Mary. I love your blog, it is so warm and welcoming! Those cakes look (and sound amazing).

Thanks for the comment on my blog and the follow... following back!

the cheese thief said...

The cake looks sooooo good.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following back.

jcirillo said...

Thanks for following me. I am following you back.

Jackie @ Real Coupon Housewife