I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Bake Me a Wish provided product samples to facilitate my review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
Welcome to Day 1 of the Blog Pop School Rules Event, hosted by Momma Told Me! And, allow me to introduce you to…Bake Me a Wish!
Bake Me a Wish! is a family-run gourmet bakery in New York that started out as a national gourmet birthday cake delivery service. Now they do a whole heck of a lot more than that (in addition to supplying pastries to some of the finest Manhattan eateries!)…they make cookies and brownies and gift baskets…and pretty much any kind of cake you can imagine. Bake Me a Wish! guarantees that your scrumptious goodies will be delivered on schedule, when you want them.
Bake Me a Wish! has goodies for occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, as well as times when you want to convey congratulations, best wishes, thank you, sympathy, and get well soon. In addition, there are Bake Me a Wish! desserts that are available seasonally, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and Season’s Greetings.
When you purchase from Bake Me a Wish!, you can rest easy, knowing that your gift (for a loved one or yourself!) will come packaged beautifully, include a greeting card personalized by you, and will arrive on time, via UPS delivery. And, it stays perfectly chilled so your dessert And, not only does Bake Me a Wish! make some of the most mouth-watering pastries, they also set aside 5% of your purchase to assist in their efforts to send birthday cakes to soldiers who are serving overseas!
Anywho…I was lucky enough to try out their New York Cheesecake and an assortment of their gourmet brownies.
Oh. My. Stars. (My lucky stars, that is.)
I know I should have removed the wrapper and all that and put it on a pretty plate and set it all up to look like a professional photo shoot involving cheesecake…but, well, ummm…once the plastic came off, no one was patient enough for me to go through all that rigamarole. Just wasn’t happening, folks. Here’s what I can tell you: It tastes wonderful. Rich and full of flavor, but not overwhelming. Of course, it’s cheesecake, which usually (not always, though — don’t judge me!) means you’re not eating a huge chunk…and this worked out to be the perfect size.
I mean, good gravy, how much cheesecake should be in a two-person household? It’s the perfect size (7 inches round) for a two- or three-person household (or to serve to a few guests with coffee…oh man, I can’t stop thinking about cheesecake now), as it serves 6-8 people. That’s just the right size cheesecake. And, I love the buttery graham cracker crust almost as much as I love the cheesecake itself. Mmmm. So good.
Decadent. And De-licious. And De-lightful. And De-vine (OK, OK, I know it’s “divine” but I have a theme going here…work with me, folks).
These are, without question, the best brownies ever. Like ever ever. Have you ever taken a bite of something and just started letting out all sorts of moans and sighs and whatnot? Yeah, that’s these brownies. They’re big and rich and wonderfully decadent (yes, I said it twice…but these brownies are worthy of saying it two times). I wound up cutting each one in half — in part so I could share the awesomeness that is Bake Me a Wish!, partially to make them last longer, and a little bit to make me feel a tad less guilty about indulging in all these splendid brownies.
I’m not sure which one was my favorite, or if I can even pick a favorite…because each brownie is an entirely different experience. A yummy, scrumptious (yes, I’m saying it again!), and out-of-this-world experience. I really, really liked the Peanut Butter Chip Brownie, but I’m kinda partial to peanut butter (and by “kinda,” I mean I think it should be its own food group), so that gives it something of an unfair advantage. The Cheesecake Brownie is also divine…but I sure as heck don’t have a single complaint about the Velvet Ganache or the Heath Bar Blondie (other than the fact that I need more)!
I caved and gave one of these to my mother on her birthday (hey, you need a special reason to part with one of these babies!) as well as one to my mother-in-law on her birthday (it was not easy sacrificing two of these brownies, let me tell you!). I have one brownie left, and I am trying to hold off on eating it. I just don’t want it to end!
Bake Me A Wish has so much to offer — you will a) be swooning over the choices and b) find it difficult to decide on what to purchase. Trust me. There are just so many wonderful cakes and cookies and brownies to pick from…it’s the kind of task you really don’t mind undertaking. Trust me when I tell you that Bake Me a Wish! is one of those gifts that will make an impact, that will make people say, “Wow.” Like, literally. Wow.
And, here’s the good news…you can win your very own New York Cheesecake AND Gourmet Brownie sampler just like I received! Giddy up, folks! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends August 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Two things to remember…1) don’t forget to get your daily entries and 2) after you enter, check out the linky of Blog Pop giveaways and enter the rest of them! (Oh, and for another chance to win a Bake Me a Wish prize package, you can enter at Still Blonde After All These Years!)
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