That Cost How Much!?

We’ve all been there, flipping through a magazine and then BAM!  You stumble across a section that describes how a celebrity just spent thousands of dollars for a donut.   We thought it might be fun to look at what it takes to make a million dollar dessert.  Would you eat a 24k gold ice cream? We don’t know what you would eat, but we’re pretty sure, we couldn’t eat clusters of diamonds!

Take a look below and see what all the fuss is about!

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Cake: The Beginning

We’ve all eaten cake over the years at dozen of different types of celebrations or just because we felt like a nice slice of scrumptious cake; but do you know where the tradition of eating cake comes from?  Food historians believe the fist peoples to show interest in baking was the ancient Egyptians.  The Egyptians didn’t quite have cake as we think of it today but more like a bread-like dish that was sweetened with honey.

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Cake have long held special meaning to a great many people and that special meaning still holds fast today.  Ingredients like sugar, nuts and fruits use to be rather expensive and by buying or making a cake, it showed the person how much they meant to you. The first Wedding Cake can be linked to ancient Rome. Guest would break the cake on the Bride’s head and scramble to collect the crumbs.  They believe this would bring good luck, fertility and fortune.

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Cakes have also been apart of many cultures ancient rituals.  Ancient Celts would roll cakes down a hill to symbolize the movement of the sun during Beltane. The round shape of cake was thought of as a symbol for the circle of life or for the circle of the seasons.  It also took a round shape to honor the sun and the moon in certain cultures.

The popularity of cake soared during the Industrial Revolution and the invention of baking soda and baking powder popped up.  The development of better transpiration also allowed for goods to be moved more easily and brought cost of ingredients down.  Temperature controlled ovens were also beginning to make the rounds in modern day homes and store fronts.

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Celebrating Mother’s Everywhere

National Harbor “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, … Continue reading

May the Fourth Be With You: It’s Star Wars Day!

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To us super fans out there, today is STAR WARS DAY! May the 4th Be With You.  Even if you don’t like Star Wars, you can still appreciate these amazing cakes!  We haven’t had the honor of making a Star Wars themed cake yet, but these cakes were just to amazing not to share on this most awesome day.  Enjoy and May the 4th Be With You!

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If you would like a Star Wars Themed Cake, Mix-N-Match Bake Shop would be happy to create one for you!

Our BIG Day!

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Today, May 1st, 2014, is Mix-N-Match Bake Shop’s first official day being open.  Mama and I are so excited and honored to be apart of the Jackson, Michigan Small Business community.  Our hopes for the bakery is that it will grow and be welcomed into Michigan with open arms.  We consider it a blessing that we have gotten this far and our Bake Shop is finally open. With each order we receive, we are thankful that you have allowed us to be a part of your most special moments in your life.  Mama and I look forward to create beautiful treats that are Mixed with Love & Matched to You!

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For information on Mix-N-Match Bake Shop please feel free to stop by:

Our Website: Mix-N-Match Bake Shop

Our Facebook Page: Mix-N-Match Bake Shop Facebook 

Our Instagram: Mix-N-Match Bake Shop Instagram

Or Feel Free To Look Through Our Blog!

Gourmet Oreos: Yes or No?

Have you ever heard of a gourmet Oreo?  We recently just discovered this lovely treat here at Mix-N-Match Bake Shop and we wanted to see what all of you thought of this idea.  Are gourmet Oreos a trend that will fade away as time goes on or are they here to stay?

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Incase you haven’t heard of these little wonders let us pretty much sum them up for you.  A gourmet Oreo is a Oreo cookie dipped in either white, milk, or dark chocolate and topped with different garnishes such as sprinkles, fresh fruit or piped icing.  They can be quite elegant and we have seen some gourmet Oreos that were down right stunning! You can even get them on a stick, much like a cake pop.  We’re thinking they could be a great addition to any events dessert table.  We might just be a little pro-gourmet Oreo! What do you think about this   wonderful concoction?  Here a few splendid designs we have come across.  Please follow the link below each image for more information.

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