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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

May 4, 2012

Only a little over a week to go until Mother’s Day is here! If you’re still scrambling for a great gift idea for Mom, check out our very helpful (and very color coordinated) gift suggestions for Mother’s Day!

For the woman who has given you everything, she deserves a special gift that shows her how much you care. We’ve picked out some of our favorites from our own tasty gifts and treats, to other great gifts all around the web. We’re sure you’ll find something special for Mom and maybe even pick up a few things for yourself! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

And lucky for all of you thrifty readers out there, we have a site-wide weekend long sale for all of our valued customers who still need to pick up a delicious gourmet gift for Mother’s Day! 25% off site-wide (www.cheryls.com) use promo: MDAY25

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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Sweet Spring Celebration

March 21, 2012
Lemon Treats Gift Cheryls Cookies and Cakes Spring

Lemon Treats Gift

Welcome Back!

Spring is here! Warm weather means citrus flavors to us: tangy lime, spritely orange and zesty lemon; it also means not turning on the oven! Whether you’re celebrating indoors or out, bright colors will be key; try bringing out a festive table cloth incorporating the colors mixed with white plates.

We found this easy and family friendly drink (courtesy of drinksmixer.com) called Spring Fever.

You’ll need:

¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz mango syrup
1 ½ oz pineapple juice
2 oz blood orange juice

Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker and strain into a glass half-filled with crushed ice.

*Helpful hint: if you don’t want your drinks diluted by the ice, cut out some fruit before-hand like melons or honey dew and freeze them. When your drinks are ready, replace the ice cubes with the frozen fruit!

Our sister-brand Celebrations.com already has a few great Spring and Summer recipes perfect for beating the heat and staying fresh, but one definitely caught our attention. Their Spring Citrus Salad is the perfect cure to the Winter slump we’ve all been feeling. It’s colorful, full of flavor and best of all: easy to make! Check out the recipe here on their website. For this purpose, we’ll go ahead and say that you don’t need to roast the beets; they taste great either way you choose.

Spring Citrus Salad Recipe

Spring Citrus Salad

Now on to our favorite part: dessert! All of our desserts are lovingly made with artisanal touches. We’re with our desserts through every part of the baking process; creating the mixture, flouring and buttering the pans, bringing to and from the oven, watching them rise, frosting the cookies and brownies, and many other loving details. Obviously we love all our cookies and cakes the same, but there is a special place in our hearts (and stomachs) for our lemon flavored treats. For all of our lemon treats, to secure the best flavor, we hand-squeeze lemons into our mixtures and use fresh lemon zest! You won’t find any artificial flavors near our sweet treats. All of our desserts are as homemade as you can get, so don’t be surprised when your party guests are impressed with your great baking skills (don’t worry, we won’t tell)!

Miss Grace Lemon Bundt Cake

Miss Grace Lemon Bundt Cake

So which lemon dessert should you choose? Our Miss Grace Lemon Bundt cake makes for the perfect Spring and Summer treat. Hand-dipped in our secret recipe lemon glaze to give it the moist and delicious taste, it’s also light, fluffy and great for sharing. Our Lemon Treats Gift is great for parties or gatherings as it offers a wider variety of desserts, including a glazed Miss Grace Lemon mini Bundt cake, zesty lemon buttercream frosted cookies and a lemon tea cake. A larger gift option also includes Lemon Cake slices.

Enjoy the warm weather and Spring recipes until next time!

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Holiday Entertaining with Cheryl’s

November 29, 2011

Welcome back cookie & brownie fans!

The Holiday season has officially started! That means, buying presents, decorating your home, sending out greeting cards, and the always festive holiday party. While it’s the most wonderful time of year, it’s also the most stressful, so let Cheryl’s help take some of the work off your plate (well, put something better on them!)

Mrs. Beasleys chocolate frosting bundt cake Cheryls
On Wednesday, November 15, the whole Cheryl’s family worked together to be the shining star of our media Holiday party at our Los Angeles Mrs. Beasley’s location. Top tier media guests and influential bloggers such as Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rockin’ Mama, Romy Raves, Santa Monica Times, The Recessionista and more joined us for an evening of gourmet cookies, delectable cakes, brownies, and festive Holiday trends and tips provided by Celebrations.com expert Rachel Hollis (“I Do Over”). And lucky you! We’re sharing some of them here.

A couple of great decorating tips for your Holiday party can be done easily and without breaking budget! Transform your space into a trendy holiday winter wonderland by repurposing things you already have. Hollis placed candied almonds within decorative champagne glasses and laid them out on the dessert table. She also repurposed the gift boxes featured within a Cheryl’s cookies holiday gift tower to create a festive tiered plated dessert tray, and used candle holders to place the Miss Grace famed bundt cakes, along with other dessert creations. These tips make for a fun, festive, and creative way to display all that your Holiday party has to offer (and we know your friends will be marveled by your ingenious skills).

Cheryls truffle cookie milk snowmen Another key feature of the event came from an entertaining trend quickly gaining momentum, especially around Holiday entertaining: having a festive dessert table for guests, and a designated kid’s dessert table. For the main dessert table, Hollis incorporated her festively fun Holiday entertaining ideas such as the repurposed champagne glasses, candle holders, and Cheryl’s cookie gift tower plates. For the children’s holiday dessert table, Hollis used desserts from Cheryl’s, Mrs. Beasley’s, and Miss Grace to create delicious elements for children (and adults!) to enjoy. She placed Cheryl’s mini brownies on popsicle sticks, created milk jars with snow man heads using Mrs. Beasley’s famous truffle cookies, and added a child’s touch of décor to Cheryl’s buttercream frosted snowflake cookies. It was certainly a fun and deliciously festive time for all!


No need to fret about all the Holiday entertaining duties you’ve given yourself this Holiday season. With Cheryl’s family of desserts, we make Holiday Entertaining a breeze. Try out some of our tips and tricks this Holiday for a fun time guaranteed!

Check us out on Facebook to see more of our Holiday Entertaining party pictures!

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Thankful Thursday Thanksgiving Thanksgiveaway

November 10, 2011

Welcome back Cheryl’s fans!

November is the time for crisp air, golden leaves, warm nights inside, and Thanksgiving! It’s the holiday that’s sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas and usually gets forgotten about, though I can’t imagine why. Sure, you don’t get to dress up in costume and get free candy for a day, no one really writes songs about it, and you don’t get presents, but there is a lot more to Thanksgiving than we give it credit for.

Thanksgiving is the time to spend with family and friends and give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life and theirs. It’s an excuse to get everyone together over a good meal and catch up on what’s going on. Thanksgiving allows you to celebrate all that you have, without getting stuck on presents or what you did and didn’t receive this year. We should all appreciate Thanksgiving a bit more and treat the holiday as it should be treated, without letting it get lost between old pumpkins and giant display ornaments!

Personally, I love Thanksgiving. I love everything about Thanksgiving right down to the wishbone! I have such a large family with my parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, friends of family, all of their kids…you get the picture. We try to get together as much as we can so that we don’t lose touch, but holidays like Thanksgiving guarantee that we can all spend at least one day together, and impress each other with a chosen dish we’ve decided to make and bring to Thanksgiving dinner. One of my uncles and my grandma will usually take turns making the turkey, one of my aunts has the best mashed potatoes and potato salad I’ve ever tasted, and my mom is usually trying out new recipes and dishes each year so I’ll just have to wait and see what it is. This year, I’m sure I’ll get some praise when I bring over some Cheryl’s Thanksgiving cookies for my whole family to try…

All of this is why we’re happy to be doing our Thanksgiveaway Thanksgiving Sweepstakes for all of our fans! We just want to say thanks for sticking with us as fans, customers, and friends. We know that none of what we do would matter without all of your support. So join in the fun and let us show you how thankful we are that you are our fans! Our Thanksgiving Thanksgiveaway Sweepstakes will go on each Thankful Thursday leading up to Thanksgiving, where you could win our new Thanksgiving turkey cookie greeting.

Good friends, good fans, and good cookies: that’s a lot to be thankful for!

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A picture is worth a thousand words!

May 16, 2011

 We realize that you depend on our pictures when making decisions about what gifts to send to friends and family. That’s why we make sure that each picture we take conveys our quality and freshness. We want you to “taste” the sweet buttercream frosting and yummy chocolate chips in the pictures when you shop and we expect your gift recipients to be impressed with the gifts you choose! In fact, we guarantee it!   

Yes, it’s true we do “sample” the goodies at the photo shoots! It is so much fun to be the first to try new cookies and brownies and now we are working on picking our favorites from our newest dessert and gift collection – Miss Grace Cakes. And those Mrs. Beasley chocolate truffle cookies are fabulous! We are looking forward to photographing (and tasting!) all of the new products for this fall! Stay tuned!

 We hope you enjoy some of the behind the scenes shots from our most recent Blue Ribbon Bake Sale photo shoot.

The Cheryl’s Creative Team

 

 

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Notes from the Test Kitchen

March 30, 2011

The test kitchen at Cheryl’s is always busy—and especially this spring.  As you may have heard, we recently joined with Mrs. Beasley’s Bakery and Miss Grace Cakes—bakers of high quality cakes and cookies in Hollywood CA.  We will be using their original recipes to bake all the delicious products at our bakery in Westerville Ohio, so we are working hard in the test kitchen to make sure all the products are as moist, flavorful and yummy as always.  It is an exciting time as we taste all their wonderful products and begin our development work.  I want to introduce you to their products:

Miss Grace Lemon Cake
Miss Grace Lemon Cake

Miss Grace is famous for their bundt cakes and mini-bundt cakes called Gracelets.  The 4 flavors are lemon, orange, chocolate with nuts and chocolate fudge.  I think what really sets the lemon and orange cakes apart and makes them so special are the glazes—they are literally drenched in glaze made with lemon or orange juice and zest.  This gives the cakes a bright, fresh citrus flavor. The chocolate fudge cakes, available with or without California walnuts, are hand-dipped in chocolatey glaze, which imparts flavor as well as giving the cakes a beautiful appearance. The texture of all the cakes is soft, tender and moist.

Mrs. Beasley’s is well-known in Hollywood for their baskets—loaded with teacakes, brownies and their amazing Truffle cookies.  The teacakes are very moist and flavorful; we will be baking carrot, lemon, pistachio and chocolate.  The baskets will also feature Cheryl’s brownies and cookies.

Mrs. Beasley's Large Snack Gift Basket
Mrs. Beasley’s Large Snack Gift Basket

The truffle cookies are extremely popular with the Mrs. Beasley customers (as well as everyone who tastes them here in the test kitchen!).  This cookie is dense, very chocolatey and melt-in-the-mouth good.  It reminds me of a cross between a chocolate truffle candy and a brownie.  The dough ball is rolled in a generous amount of powdered sugar and then baked inside a little muffin cup—this helps to keep the shape while baking.  Wait until you try one—you will love it too!

I have to go and test Miss Grace Lemon Cakes now……what a great job!
Happy Spring,
Elisabeth
Cheryl’s Product Development Chef

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Cheryl’s Big Announcement!

March 18, 2011
Mrs Beasleys Easter Sampler Gift Tower

Mrs Beasleys Easter Sampler Gift Tower

This week’s blog post is from Denise…

Cheryl’s made a big announcement this week.  Did you hear?  Hollywood’s Favorite Bakery – Mrs. Beasley’s – is now part of the Cheryl’s team!  Their delicious gifts are the perfect complement of baked desserts to the Cheryl’s assortment.  My favorites?  The rich, melt in your mouth truffle cookies and the incredible Miss Grace Lemon Cake made with real lemons!  Oh my!

So have any of you ever tried Mrs. Beasley’s baked yummies?  Tell me what you thought!  I will choose three random responses and send you an Easter Sampler Tower!

Click here to read the full Press Release.

Winner Status:

Winner #1: Post #10 Written By Jennifer on March 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Winner #2: Post #26 Written By Gina  on March 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Winner #3: Post #12 Written By Mandy on March 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm


And…..a surprise 4th winner has been picked!!!                     Winner #4: Post #19 Written By kathy chambers on March 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm