Show your love with custom food gifts

custom food gift cookiesYou’ve heard the old adage that the path to a man’s heart is through his stomach. A couple of teenaged boys turned that idea on its head by creating custom food gifts to show their prom dates that that they care.

The Watertown Daily News of New York reported this summer that two local teens asked out their prom dates with custom-made desserts. And they went a bit further than ordering cookies or bite-size Magic Morsels in our heartfelt Thinking of You band.

William Serota formed cookie dough into the shape of the characters: P-R-O-M-?. When the cookies were done baking, he sent his date Carly Sullivan to the kitchen to check on them. Fortunately, she said yes.

Meanwhile, their classmate Jake Turck ordered Chinese food with a special fortune cookie in it. When his date Cassie Birth opened it, a note reading “Will you go to prom with me? – Jake” fell out. Again, she said yes.

Yes, prom season is behind us. But these heart-warming stories reminded us of the power of custom food gifts to show your...

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Buy cookies. Don’t steal them from Subway.

send cookies in summery packagingWhen it comes time to send cookies to loved ones, there are a few approaches available. You can buy cookies from Fairytale Brownies. Or, you can follow the lead of two criminals who recently stole cookies from Subway.

(Hopefully, you’ll choose the former.)

That’s right. Earlier this summer, two different men in two different states stole cookies from Subway. That’s two cookie thefts in one week! Stick that in the “what is this world coming to” file.

According to the Sun Sentinel of South Florida, detectives in Broward County were on the hunt for a man who hopped the counter of a Subway to grab cash from the register after becoming enraged by the cost of his cookie.

That same week, in our home state of Arizona, Tucson News Now reported that a man stole an entire rack of cookies from Subway before fleeing on foot. (As a Sun Devil, I’m obliged to report that the man was wearing a University of Arizona sweatshirt.)

Remember kids. Crime doesn’t pay. If you want your own desserts, buy cookies in...

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Fairytale Brownies offers free shipping on select special occasion gifts

It's officially summer! Although temperatures might not seem to be cooperating in your neck of the woods, here in Arizona, the sun is burnin' bright. Most of our Fairytale Brownies customers know that once our temps consistently reach 100, we charge an extra $2 to ship each gift with reusable ice packs and Styrofoam insulation. But for a limited time, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on select special occasion gifts.

Are you having a July 4th party next week? Order your gourmet brownies now. Is someone having a birthday? Send a brownie gift with free shipping. Need to thank someone or congratulate them? Free standard shipping.

It's important to plan accordingly. During the summer months we only ship Monday through Wednesday (standard delivery) so that brownie gifts won't sit in a un-airconditioned shipping warehouse over the weekend.

When you receive your fudge brownies, the ice packs will be melted and the brownies may be warm and soft. This is normal. Put the ice packs in the freezer and...

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New Happy Summer Gourmet Brownie Gifts!

I know for many of you it was a long, harsh winter. Even though it never really gets that cold here in Phoenix, I felt for my relatives and friends during that "winter vortex" that swept across much of the country. Just looking at the pictures on Facebook made me shiver. But it's time to forget the cold and enjoy this long awaited summer! What better way to do that than to wish all your friends a happy summer than with our new Happy Summer gourmet brownie gifts!

Your recipients will be delighted when they are greeted by a cheery Happy Summer Band wrapped around a box full of delicious fudge brownies, chewy cookies, and golden bars! Nothing brings a smile to the face like a surprise, 'just because' gift showing up on their doorstep. Fairytale treats are also great to bring to outdoor BBQ's and picnics! Each treat is individually wrapped so they stay fresh and can be easily stored. Bring a Summer Sprite 24 to your next summer party, and you will become the most popular person there. Or,...

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An American Creation - Mouthwatering Mail-Order Gourmet Brownies!

While Americans display their patriotism through service, song, and ceremony, Fairytale Brownies displays patriotism through the baking and shipping of our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars. For more than 21 years, our mail-order brownie company has baked and shipped gourmet treats right here in the great state of Arizona. We are very proud to bake locally and ship brownie gifts produced right here in the US. 

Our fudge brownies, chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars are baked with the finest ingredients - US grade AA farm fresh eggs and real creamery butter. Each treat is individually wrapped and then hand packed in whimsical gift packaging that is produced right here in the US. Our Classic gift box has a chocolate brown exterior with a purple and white-starred folding flap closure and matte-silver lined interior and is manufactured in the state of Utah, while our Enchanted gift box is a sturdy set-up design with a white base and purple lid lined with white magical stars is...

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Graduates: Send fudge brownies to those who helped you get through

So many of us have family and friends who will be graduating from high school and fudge browniescollege this month. Ceremonies and parties to attend, gifts to purchase. As they leave behind the past and ready for the future, I believe they should thank those who encouraged them during the challenging times with fudge brownies.

Whether it's a teacher, friend, relative, or co-worker - a sweet treat for all of the times they made life a little sweeter is a fitting gift.

 

 

My son will be graduating from dental school next week, and of course, I am extremely proud of him. He has worked so hard to achieve his goal. Although these past four years have been the craziest roller coaster ride he's ever experienced, the one thing we noticed is the same mentors, friends and associates who always are by his side ready to help him through.

Theirs a lasting bond, and should be celebrated. My son has placed his order and the gourmet brownie gifts will ship in time for graduation on Friday.

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Send a thank you food gift for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner. If dads are good at one thing, it’s dishing out fatherly advice.

thank you food gift for dadA thank you food gift from Fairytale Brownies is the ideal way to show you appreciate your old man’s wisdom. This Father’s Day, you can send gourmet brownies or cookies by mail wrapped in handsome Father’s Day gift bands.

Speaking of fatherly advice, BuzzSugar compiled a great list of quotes from movie dads – including George Banks of Father of the Bride, Mac MacGuff of Juno, and Jim Baker of Sixteen Candles. You can see the full list here, but these are three of our favorites:

  • "I'm only brave when I have to be, Simba. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble." ~ Mufasa, the Lion King
  • "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." ~ Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." ~ Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

How will...

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Fudge brownie gifts that double as architectural marvels

North Country Public Radio in northern New York recently reported on an interesting trend. Cookie architects like Rebecca Weld of Potsdam, N.Y., are constructing miniature buildings out of cookies and then posting the photos online.

fudge brownie gifts in a towerYou can see one of Rebecca’s creations hereHow fun is that?!

At Fairytale Brownies, we’re big fans of stacking sweets. Have you seen our collection of fudge brownie gift towers? Nestled inside these splendid pillars are fudge brownies, gourmet cookies, and buttery bars that are revealed one layer of the tower at a time.

Our top-selling stack of sweets is our Regal Tower, which includes 30 fudge brownies in three different sizes, eight gourmet cookies, and three buttery bars. No wonder it weighs in at over six pounds!

Here’s what Ginger from Atlanta had to say about the Regal Tower: “The variety gave us an opportunity to try new products and to sample some new flavors and we've loved them all so far. I love the packaging - it was in the shipping box as 4...

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Capturing the Deliciousness of Gourmet Brownies Through Photography

Most of Fairytale Brownies business is done through mail order. Many people order brownies, cookies and bars online at brownies.com or through a catalog before they even taste them. So it's really important that we have excellent photos of our gourmet desserts. Since you can’t taste the treats, we need to convey just how yummy they are through visuals!

Twice a year, my team and I spend one to two weeks with a professional photographer and food stylists to create the most delicious looking photography that we can. When your brownie delivery arrives, you can tell just by looking at them how great they are going to be, but capturing that in an image takes a lot of time and work. However, it is also a lot of fun!

Our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars really are the stars of the shoot. We spend time making sure each treat looks its best! Of course with all those gourmet brownies around, it is impossible not to treat ourselves to some sweets. After making them look so irresistible how can I not...

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Calling all ideas!! Submit your best and win a brownie gift!

Being a marketer, I'm constantly thinking about ways that we can be more engaging with our customers. Other than the obvious Facebook giveaways and Twitter contests, I started thinking about other, better ways that we could get a conversation going. I started going through some of my files from years past and came across a contest that Fairytale Brownies ran in 2008. The premise of the contest was "Take Fairytale Brownies on Vacation" and to enter, you simply had to submit a photo of you on vacation with your Fairytale Brownies. This was one of the most successful contests that we've run over the years; we had some very interesting (and far away!) entries. I've included some of the entries below (although some of these entries were not "vacation" related persay, they were still taken far from home). Enjoy this walk down memory lane with me . . . snorkeling, Hawaii, Greece, Europe, ball games, serving in Afghanistan and more! 

If you have ideas on ways you'd like to see...

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