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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blog POP!: Yummes Handcrafted Confections, Cookies, Cakes + More Giveaway

*** Yummes sent me the following items for the purpose of this review. No further compensation was provided. All photos contained below are property of Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
Momma Told Me: Sometimes you're a little too sweet.

I can't lie, sweets are the way to this woman's heart.

Over the past year I cut my sugar intake drastically to help balance out an unsafe rise in blood sugar. I naturally started shedding the pounds but, more importantly, I learned to savor the sweet things in life all the more. When a cake is brought into the (bowling) alley for a birthday I no longer take the largest piece and go back for seconds. My 'midnight' candy bar stash is gone, and a very precise decision is made every time I decide to put unnecessary sugar in my body- Is it worth it? You see, this is not an argument against sweets, but a celebration of the magical things that can be done with them in an artisan's hands. Sugar should be an indulgence, as it is not necessary to thrive physically, but oh so satisfying emotionally. Stuffing a stocking with 'fun size' chocolates molded in seasonal shapes may seem fun, but just one teal box from Yummes handcrafted confections and your perception of dessert will never be the same again.
Born in a small Ohio professional kitchen in the mid-90's, Yummes is a bakery dedicated to making each bite an experience. With almost a decade of experience, the two baking entrepreneurs at last caved into a national demand, and opened their sweets to consumers online recently. To properly convey what makes Yummes so extraordinarily unique is quite the task, as taste-o-vision has yet to be invented. However, just one look at the brand's trademark Roundies, and any sweet tooth will long for some satisfaction. Pictured above, the Peanut Butter Me Up Roundie is a 3" dessert I had to split with Jay because it was simply so rich. What is a Roundie? These heavenly treats are round punch outs of blondies (chocolate free brownies), layered with a thick helping of fresh buttercream and enrobed in the finest chocolates with drizzle and candy chunk accents to make the staunchest sweet critic swoon. I'll admit, while these are suggested to sit at room temperature for a few hours prior to serving, I enjoyed these most slightly chilled, where the cream could melt along my palette with each bite.
Yummes is also known for their assortment of fresh baked gourmet cookies and seasonal/themed sugar cookie boxes. Mimicking a non-frozen ice cream sandwich, the confectioners at Yummes sandwiched a thick helping of piped frosting between two of these cookies, and dipped a half in chocolate for good measure. With flavor creations such as Chocolate Chip Champ, Do The Macadamia, and Snickerdoodle Dandy, these are much more than grandma's cookies! I especially love that the Yummes ladies cater to all palettes with the refined elegance of Macadamias alongside childhood favorite; Snickerdoodles. The last time I had a good Snickerdoodle I was in grade school, and Yummed doesn't dissapoint. Each Roundie or Cookie Sandwich is a true delicacy in itself. Don't believe me? How about trying the Good Karma Apple Roundie, filled with homemade apple pie filling and caramel sauce enrobed in cream cheese frosting.
If your looking for the perfect gift to celebrate a specific occasion consider Yummes' range of gourmet 2 layer, 8" round cakes in flavors such as Lemon Love and Peanut Butter Party- or choose a beautifully decorated theme cake with butterflies, monkies, or more. It's a simple fact you can't always be with a loved one to celebrate a big occasion, but you can have a gourmet cake delivered without breaking the bank. In fact, right now, Yummes is offering free 2-Day shipping site-wide, so there has never been a better time to experience this powerhouse bakery. We were sent a Yummes Signature Combo Collection of Cookie Sandwiches and Roundies, as well as an Dark Irish Dream cake to sample. Frosted in the bakery's signature butter cream, this gorgeous cake was immensely decadent and beautiful to behold with it's dainty chocolate curls and extra moist dark chocolate cake. I brought this beauty to our bowling league last Wednesday to incredible praise. We served 10 people off these 8" cake and not a single one felt neglected for the size of their slice.
While Yummes handcrafted confections has a myriad of treats to offer, this humble critic declares the brand's Roundies a unique hero. Not only have I never seen such a confection local to me, but the entire enrobed experience is just the right indulgence, with minimal mess. Most importantly, paired with the current free shipping offer, Yummes combo gifts are incredibly affordable for the experience you will get. Pick up a box for your upcoming family gathering and rake in the compliments, or choose a small sampler to tickle the sugar lover in your life. No matter what you choose, you simply can't go wrong with Yummes.

What Daughter Says: Stop hoarding Hershey's bars and experience real decadence with Yummes.






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61 comments:

  1. I looked at every mouth watering delectable on the website and daydreamed thru many of the descriptions, I'd especially love ANY of the collection/towers especially the Delightful Assortment Tower OR also as a top choice would be their Create Your Own Custom Box and if I did that, I would sit with my soulmate/bff love of my life husband and we'd pick out 12 different flavors together and then when they arrived we'd divide each little treat in half so we could both taste all 12! FUN & YUM!
    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  2. The Run, Run, Rudolph cookie box is absolutely adorable!

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  3. I think that peanut butter party cake looks incredible!

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  4. I would like to try the classic mini brownies.

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  5. I want to try the Dark Irish Dream cake!

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  6. What doesn't look good.The gingerbreadman brownie pops YUM

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  7. Wow what an impossible task since I would love to try them all lol. The lemon love cake gets my vote.

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  8. Let it snow party pops look great and I'd love to try these.

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  9. I would love to try the sandwich cookie assortment (birthday package) because it has four yummy-looking flavors!

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  10. "Crave the Carrot" would be my pick- carrot cake is my favorite!

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  11. The Chocolate Bounty Tower has my name on it!

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  12. I'd love to try the Dark Irish Dream Cake.

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  13. I would most like to try the Dark Irish Dream cake.

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  14. So very Raspberry cake annnd everything else on the site YUM

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  15. I'd love to try the Gingerbread Man Brownie Pop Box.

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  16. I'd love the Wonderland Holiday Assortment Tower!

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  17. I would like the Crave the Carrot cake

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  18. It all looks delicious, but, I'd like to try the Tasty Twirls Party Pop Box



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  19. I want to try the peanut butter party cake. Yummy!
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail.com

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  20. Where to start! I would choose a custom box so I could pick lots of different ones to try ;)

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  21. I would love to try the Scarlet Velvet cake. It sounds fantastic! Thank you.

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  22. I'd like to try the So Very Raspberry Cake.

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  23. I would love to try the Scarlet Velvet cake, everything looks delicious on that site though!

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  24. I'd also like their frosted the snowman cookie box.
    -Audra O'Hara

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  25. Crave the Carrot cake. Would love it.Deb P

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  26. I am a big sucker for a good cake! Their Crave the Carrot cake sounds heavenly. Scarlet Velvet comes in a close second!

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  27. I'd like to try the Jingle Bell Pop Party Pop Box. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I would love to try the holly jolly cookies

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  29. I'd love to try the Buckeyes. I also think the cakes are beautiful.
    Thanks!

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  30. I would like to try the over the rainbow pops. thanks

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  31. I would love to try the Flurry Holiday Assortment Tower!

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  32. I'd love to try the Becky's Bomb-Diggités! They look amazing!

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  33. lemon love cake looks delicious

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  34. The chocolate lovers mini brownie collection looks amazing!

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  35. I want the Frosted the Snowman DeLuxe Cookie Box- they look adorable and delicious!

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  36. I most want to try their Snickerdoodle Dandy....then I want to try every single item that they offer. OMG!

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  37. I'd like to try the Holiday Chocolate Lovers Collection of Mini Brownies. :)

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  38. The Wonderland Holiday Assortment Tower, I want to try a little of everything

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  39. So very Raspberry cake!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. A little of everything please lol i want to 1st try the Chocolate Lovers Collection of Mini Brownies.

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  41. I would like to try the Let it Snow Party Pop Box

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  42. I would love to try the Chocolate Bounty Tower with items like: Salted Caramel Mini Brownies and Mmmmm & Mmmmm Cookie Sandwiches.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  43. I would like to try the Buckeyes.

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  44. Chocolate bounty tower is calling my name....

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  45. I like to try the Delightful Assortment Tower

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  46. I would like to try the Buckeye Holiday Box www.yummes.com/product/124/holiday-gifts

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  47. omg i want everything!!! but since i have to pick one it would be the Holiday Classic Collection of Mini Brownies

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I think their cakes are totally awesome. The cookies are mouthwatering too.

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  49. As a chocolate fiend I tempted by the Chocolate Obsession and the Signature Brown box - That Dark Irish Dream Cake looks mighty good too!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. I'd love to try the holiday chocolate lovers collection of mini brownies.

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  51. I would like to try the Snowman Brownie Party Pop Box

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