The Ultimate Trinidad Cake. 3 prizes!

The Ultimate Trinidad Cake

The Ultimate Trinidad Cake

Hi Fannie May Fans. This blog post was actually¬†completely created by one of our Fannie May customers. She (Gretchen Dust) made a cake using Fannie May Trinidads! It actually looks like a giant Trinidad. ūüôā When Gretchen sent us this picture (along with a few others we’ll post on facebook), it put such a big smile on our faces. Ok so let’s get straight to the interesting part, Gretchen’s post that she sent us right before Valentine’s Day.¬† Sorry Gretchen for the delay in getting this post up on the blog. Here it is!

We will be picking¬†3 winners at random from the comments for this post. (take a wild guess what the prize will be…Trinidads!)

Winner #1) Natalie J. Vandenberghe (Post on March 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm)

Winner #2) Barb (Post on March 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm)

Winner #3) Amanda H. (Post on March 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm)

The Ultimate Trinidad Cake

To everyone that is a devout Trinidad fan, like everyone should be, this is the cake for you.¬† Do not fear, it’s a super simple recipe that¬†I have had in my family for generations…a moist delish rich chocolate box cake.¬† Yes, a box mix so here’s the tricky part, select your personal fav and go with it.¬† I suggest a chocolate variety to keep in the theme of the Trinidad.¬† A Dark Chocolate Devil’s Food cake could do the trick and perfect for Valentine’s Day fast approaching. Go to your local Fannie May Chocolates store and pick up 2 pounds of Trinidads, I could only fit close to a pound and 1/2 in the cake so you’ll have some extra for snacking.¬† Go ahead and treat yourself, you are making a wonderful cake for someone so you deserve it!

The next thing on the shopping list is anything that your mix is calling for, a bag of fresh shaved coconut, a package of white chocolate.¬† I’m going to take a break here to say I used the Almond Bark that you can find at any grocery store, it was easy to melt down, you don’t have to use pariffin in the recipe. Back to the list, you need a couple drops of yellow food coloring and a cake pan that is shaped like a dome.¬† You have to scour the internet for a special shop then wait weeks for shipment…kidding here, they are found nearly anywhere and easy to use.

So, you make the cake mix according to directions and use your cake pan to bake the perfect sized dome.¬† Let this rest while you lightly toast your coconut in the oven to a golden brown.¬† You don’t need very much so have a back up use for the rest of it.¬† The melt down the chocolate in a double boiler or my ever so fancy bowl over a pot of water.¬† When it is to a smooth consistancy add yellow food coloring just a drop at a time to make it just the right Trinidad hue.¬† Toss in a little of your coconut for the texture of your Trinidad and stir to incorporate.

Here’s where you have to work fast.¬† Have the remaining Trinidads…hope you didn’t eat too many…ready, fill your cooled cake with the Trinidads, get a plate and place it over the bowl pan with the candies inside, flip fast.¬† When your cake is flipped, you coat it with your coconut white chocolate topping.¬† As it hardens it looks like the tasty treat, the Trinidad.¬† To add that little extra pizazz which you should since you’ve come this far…take construction paper, taped two together, and fan fold it.¬† Remember in school the back and forth, back and forth.¬† Then when the cake is cooled you place it around it to look like the iconic Trinidad.

Helpful hints:

Use a sharp kitchen knife when you are cutting the cake since it’s a hard shell outside.

Do not get frustrated, it’s a fun project and who doesn’t like a cake filled with candy?

If at all possible, make the cake as close to the time of use to keep the wonderful crunch to the Trinidads, the moist homemade cake can take some of the snap out of it.

Be prepared for all of the ooohhhss and aaaaahhhhhsss because everyone will love this cake and you’ll be making them all the time!

Things Needed:

Chocolate Box Cake Mix

Domed Cake Pan

Trinidads, about 2 pounds

Yellow Food Coloring

Shredded Coconut

White Almond Bark

2 Pieces of Black Construction Paper

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Mint Meltaways Party! 3 prizes! Chocolate + Mint = Hmmm

Mint Meltaways. Mint + Chocolate = Hmmm

Mint Meltaways. Mint + Chocolate = Hmmm

Welcome to the Fannie May Milt Meltaway Party! For those of you who love the combination of mint + chocolate + smiling, our Mint Meltaways are indeed the perfect fit. Just look at that delicious looking picture to your left for 10 seconds.  Okay now look away and think about something else. See your mind wandered right back to the that oh-so-wonderful combination of chocolate and mint that is the legendary Fannie May Mint Meltaway. Sounds like we love our own products. You better believe it!

Ok so on to the Mint Meltaway party! In about a paragraph or two, let us know about how you feel about the combination of chocolate and mint. Are they a pair that was destined to be with one another? When you eat the Mint Meltaways do you pick one chocolate colored one then jump to the next row and eat a Minty Green colored Meltaway (ok maybe that’s just us…).

We will pick 3 random winners:

Surprise “1st Post” Winner)¬†¬†Janell Jones¬†– February 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Winner #1) Megan M – February 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Winner #2) Lori Williams – February 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Winner #3) Dionna Rilling – February 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

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Chocolate Party! 3 chocolate prizes!

Fannie May Chocolate

Fannie May Chocolate

Welcome to the Fannie May¬†Chocolate Party! We love chocolate. You love chocolate. Let’s talk some chocolate!

In about a paragraph or two, tell us about your love of chocolate. You can use the picture to your left for inspiration! Also, tell us which of the Fannie May chocolates are your favorite.

We will pick 3 winners at random.
 

 

Winner Status:

Surprise¬†“1st Poster” Winner:¬† Maria P. – February 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm¬†¬†

Winner #1)  Melissa РFebruary 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Winner #2) Marcel Hoke-Harvey – February 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

Winner #3) Marcie Herald  РFebruary 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

Go Chocolate!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Party (Part 2). 2 Lucky Winners!

Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Welcome to Part 2 of the Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberry Party!

As everyone knows, chocolate covered strawberries are a big gift for Valentine’s Day. So for Part 2 of this party we wanted to ask you more about the emotions tied to a gift like Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

So in about a paragraph or two, tell us if you feel chocolate covered strawberries as a gift conveys the right sentiment you are aiming for.¬† We know this is a much more subjective question, so feel free to¬†branch off in other directions in your comments!¬†The reason for the question is Valentine’s¬†is a¬†very special¬†holiday and we really want to always make sure our Chocolate Valentine’s¬†Day gifts express the¬†sentiments and emotions¬†that you¬†are¬†looking for as a customer. ¬†Because in the¬†end, it’s an occasion in your life that we want to be a part of..a special moment.¬†That is why your thoughts are precious to us. We literally print EACH AND EVERY COMMENT and review them in meetings.¬†¬†¬†
 
By the way, our Chocolate Covered Strawberries are not only big in size but they are hand dipped in REAL chocolate the day they are shipped!

 

We will select 2 random winners!
Winner Status:
Surprise “1st Post” Winner: Melissa (Post #1 on February 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm)
Winner #1: Tracy Armstrong (Post #11 on February 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm)
Winner #2: Nikki Ozan (Post #23 on February 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm)
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Party. :) 2 Lucky Winners!

Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Welcome to the Fannie May Chocolate Covered Strawberry Party! Yay!

As everyone knows, chocolate covered strawberries¬†are a big gift for Valentine’s Day. So for this party we wanted to¬†ask you about two things.

Our Chocolate Covered Strawberries are not only big in size but they are hand dipped in REAL chocolate the day they are shipped.
 
So in about a paragraph or two, tell us about how important these 2 things are in your decision to buy chocolate covered strawberries. Also, please tell us about how much the Fannie May name affects your opinion on the quality of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

 

Also, please feel free to us if you feel there is anything missing from our Chocolate Covered Strawberries page on our website.

 

We will select 2 random winners!
Winner Status:
Surprise “1st Poster” Winner:¬† Bessie Burnsed (Post #1 on January 19, 2011 at 11:32 am)
Winner #1: sharon newman (Post #4 on January 19, 2011 at 11:48 am)
Winner #2: Sue OKray (Post #42 on January 26, 2011 at 10:14 am)
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Fannie May¬ģ Chocolate Club! 1 Lucky Winner. :)

Fannie May¬ģ Chocolate Club
Fannie May¬ģ Chocolate Club

We would like to introduce to you the¬†Fannie May¬ģ Chocolate Club! ūüôā We are throwing a Chocolate Party right here on our blog!

In about a paragraph or two, tell us what you love about chocolate – please limit to 1 million reasons ūüėȬ†– and¬†how you would¬†feel¬†giving the Fannie May¬ģ Chocolate Club¬†as a gift to a fellow chocolate lover!¬†
 
We will randomly select 1  lucky winner on 11/19/2010 at 10 a.m CST!

 

Winner Status:

¬†The Winner is “Lori Behr”¬†(Post on November 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm)¬†

(Click on “Comment” below)¬†
 
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Your Favorite Memories of Fannie May¬ģ – 10 Winners!

Pixies¬ģ
Pixies¬ģ

As we continue to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Fannie May¬ģ, we would¬†love to hear stories from you about your favorite memories over the years with¬†Fannie May.

As part of this celebration, we will we giving away¬†10 boxes of our famous Pixies¬ģ! (2 LB. Item # 93207)

Post about a paragraph or two about your favorite memories over the years with Fannie May below and on Monday, 11/08 @ 10 a.m EST we will randomly select 10 winners using random.org! We will post the winners below.

Click on the “Comments” link at the bottom of this post to enter your comments!

WINNERS STATUS:

Winner #1: Chanie Y. (Post on November 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm)
Winner #2: Kathy Rust (Post on October 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm)
Winner #3: Violet Couvillion (Post on October 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm)
Winner #4: Mary Weisberg (Post on October 29, 2010 at 10:03 am)
Winner #5: Alyssa Shumate (Post on October 28, 2010 at 9:57 am)
Winner #6: Barb (Post on October 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm)
Winner #7: Brian (Post on October 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm)
Winner #8: M.Delk (Post on October 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm)
Winner #9: Yen N. (Post on October 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm)
Winner #10: Lori P. (Post on November 7, 2010 at 8:57 am)

Rules:

1. You must enter a minimum of 2 sentences in your below blog comment on this post, on this blog http://blog.fanniemay.com.

2. 1 entry per person.

3. 10 total prizes. Each prize will be Item #93207

4. All submissions must be in by Monday, 11/08 @ 10 a.m EST

5. Winners will be chosen at random

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