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

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Custom Vs. Store-Bought Cake: What’s the Difference?

At Mix-N-Match Bake Shop we’ve had one question pop up more than others and we thought we would share it on our blog.  Almost daily we’ve been asked, “What is the difference between a custom cake and a store-bought cake?”.

A quote from Cake Boss comes to mind:

Never, ever compare your prices to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Costco, or a grocery store.  People can’t get the same cake at Wal-Mart that they get from you.  That cake at Wal-Mart was made months ago, flash-frozen, and shipped to the store, where an employee working as quickly as he/she could frosted it with icing from a bucket, and maybe added some airbrushing or buttercream roses.  That employee probably had 50 other cakes to complete in the same shift.  The difference between your cake and Wal-Mart’s cake can be likened to the difference between custom garments and off-the-rack clothes. Say you went to a seamstress, consulted with her about the perfect fabric and cut for your body type, discussed your coloring, took measurements, went back for several fittings, and in the end had an exquisite dress, hand-made with excruciating attention to detail, perfect for your body and your coloring.  When the seamstress required payment, you would not tell her that a Wal-Mart dress costs $14.99, so that’s all you should pay. The two products are not comparable. 

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When you order a cake from a bakery, like Mix-N-Match Bake Shop, you are not just ordering a cake.  You are placing an order for the baker to hand mix each ingredient to make the custom flavor you picked out.  The cake will be fresh and will not be flash frozen months in advance and delivered when the stores supplies runs low.  You are ordering the baker’s time.  The time that the baker will bake your cake to order, spend hours decorating it to perfection and possibly delivering it to you.

We are not saying don’t shop at these stores, we are simply trying to show you that a custom made cake from a bakery can offer you so much more.  Tailor made for your event needs and made fresh to order.  By ordering a custom cake or cupcake or cake pop, you are ordering something as special as you are!

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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Baby Shower Trends – 2014

 

Baby Showers are finally getting a fresh new take with fun creative ideas for all types of inspiration.  Gone are the days when men are banned and we can all celebrate together!  Check out these top Baby Shower Trends for 2014 that are becoming a hit with hip Moms-to-be.

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With more men taking part in wedding planning, there is also a cross-over of men partaking in baby showers.  Coed showers man-friendly foods and beer-filled baby bottles are bringing the guys in droves.  Guys are even participating in the games!  TheBump.com sys men can play games like Dirty Diaper Hoops, where they can compete to see who can toss the most rolled up diapers through a hoop.

We’re Going to the Woods

While little, yellow baby ducks will always be a classic for a baby shower, now-a-days, the animal of choice are woodland creatures.  These cute little creatures have included owls, moose, deer, and squirrels.  Great for nature loving Mama’s who want to share it with their little bundle of joy!  This trend is even being carried over into baby nurseries.

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Mini-Foods for Mom-to-Be

Hip Mom’s are falling in love with everything mini!  Even more so with brunch buffets with mini-foods that can offer up modern menus for their guests.  Hosts are looking for just about anything on a stick that offers less mess and have the goods to impress.

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Boy or Girl?

Gender reveal baby showers where Mom and Dad fill everyone in on their baby’s sex is at an all-time high.  Some parents are asking the doctor to write down the baby’s sex on a note card in a sealed envelope.  They then hand that envelope to the baker, who then makes a cake that’s gender neutral on the outside and either pink or blue on the inside.  Guests of the baby shower then make predictions before the big reveal and when Mom and Day cut the cake, everyone finds out what their expecting.

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The Joy of Cake Pops

Folks always seem to be on the fence with cake pops. Most of the time you either like them or you just don’t. We, at Mix N Match Bake Shop, happen to adore them!

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A cake pop is a dense ball of cake, generally coated with chocolate or some other kind of sweet shell.  They also are placed on a type of lollipop stick.  Cake pops offer the fun and versatility of a lollipop, with the scrumptiousness of cake, but maintains a look of sophistication. They also can be topped with a variety of decorations such as sprinkles, fondant designs, sugar crystals and much more!

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With so many types of occasions to celebrate, cake pops can be made to fit right in.  It can be a wonderful treat for Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, holiday parties and any other celebration that you want to chow down on some delicious treats. A great personal treat, cake pops also make for lovely favors for your guest.  These lovely treats can even be made into edible bouquets that can be used for unique center pieces for your wedding reception.

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