I have become the official DQ® Cake purchaser for family members’ birthdays. Recently I was asked to bring one to a party where we were celebrating the birthdays of one of my sisters and my two nephews. My goal was to get a DQ Blizzard® Cake that would appeal to all 14 party goers and not be decorated either too feminine or too masculine. I called my local DQ restaurant for assistance. It didn’t take more than a minute to decide on a 10-inch Heath Bar® Blizzard Cake with “Happy Birthday” and all three names on it. It was as simple as can be.
When I stopped by the restaurant a few days later to pick up the cake, it looked perfect. I arrived at the birthday party and was soon considered to be the hero of the day, just for bringing a DQ Blizzard Cake. People could not stop talking about it. The process to choose and purchase the cake was so easy, but the way everyone at the party raved about it, you would have thought I spent hours making and decorating the cake myself.
Next time you need to bring a dessert to an occasion, consider a DQ Cake. Everyone will thank you for the special treat!
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on September 9th, 2010
“Blizz 42… Blizz 42…set, hike!” Football season is here, fans, and although my first love is the Blizzard treat, my second love has to be football. My favorite part is the touchdown dances the players do. Lately those dances have been rubbing off on me because I’ve been doing my own celebration dance every time I get a Blizzard treat! Go Blizz Prez, it’s your birthday (that’s what the DQ crew sings when I do my dance).
Every Sunday I invite my family and friends over to watch the games. And even if our team is losing, everyone has a big smile on their face. Why is that, you ask? I have a secret weapon, the Blizzard cake. No one can be upset when there’s one of those babies in the house. So forget the nachos and forget the chicken wings, because the only real way to kick off the season is with a Blizzard cake.
I don’t know what the traditions are like in your area for graduation parties, but here we live, they are a Very. Big. Deal. Garages, yards and homes are decorated with balloons, streamers, memorabilia and photos… and everyone puts on quite a spread. Sometimes there are food themes like “make your own taco” bars, or catered Mexican or Chinese food, other times wonderful sandwiches like sloppy joes, pulled pork or barbecue beef. I think this is all a conspiracy started by hungry teenage boys. The crowd of students moves from one party to the next – all coordinating their travels – and eating everything in sight!
My husband and I consider the graduation parties we’ve thrown to be practice for planning a wedding. And just like at a wedding, the pièce de résistance–the centerpiece of the table–is the all-important graduation cake. Always iced in the school colors, lately the cakes have also featured photographs of the students. They look terrific! Many of our DQ® restaurants can scan photos for you; just ask when you stop by to place your order. The most delightful cakes I’ve seen created with photos use “before and after” pictures of the Graduate – a baby photo and the senior portrait.
Let’s not forget the convenience either! With all you have to worry about with preparing for a graduation party, a beautifully decorated DQ cake will be ready for you when you need it and requires no effort. DQ cakes are the perfect cool ending to a party that will create wonderful memories for your Graduate!
Do you have a graduation this year? What are the traditions in your area?
I love Easter. I love everything about it. I remember getting up early to attend a sunrise service at church (outside of course!) and afterward enjoying fellowship in the church basement for a pancake breakfast. Lots of wonderful memories: decorating eggs, new Easter outfits, going to church, Easter Egg Hunts, dressing up (or not), and most of all celebrating with family.
Our family tradition now includes a huge meal with dear friends as we all happen to live far away from the rest of our families. Lots of work, lots of people, lots of food and lots of fun.
Of course we must have dessert, not just delicious, but beautiful as well. I find that sometimes time runs short when preparing for any holiday gathering and purchasing a dessert often fits the bill of delicious, easy, and beautiful. Then I can fuss over the rest of the meal and still enjoy the finale.
Our family has enjoyed beautifully decorated DQ® Cakes and Blizzard® Cakes from our local Dairy Queen® restaurant for all kinds of occasions. The cake decorator at our local DQ restaurant is so talented and the freezer is always filled with cakes that can meet the needs of any holiday or occasion. I can also special order a cake decorated just for us so that it is perfect for our party.
What are your family’s traditions this time of year?
You may have heard of scuba divers getting married underwater, or daring couples saying “I do” while skydiving, but you probably have never heard of a wedding with this unique twist.On Feb. 21, 2009, happy couple Toni Walker and James Manzano sealed their sweet deal when they exchanged vows at a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Bethlehem, Pa.
Walker works in the restaurant as an assistant manager, and after general manager Louis Romero learned that Walker was planning a simple wedding at the local courthouse, he insisted that the ceremony take place at his location.The event took about three weeks to plan.
“This is our wedding,” Manzano said. “We thought, ‘Why not make it fun?’”
Afterward, the newlyweds enjoyed a meal of Chicken Strip Baskets before treating invited guests and restaurant customers a custom Blizzard® wedding cake.Curly Topâ was also in attendance.
“I thought it was very romantic,” said Erin Wimmer, an 8-year-old from Bethlehem Township, who became part of the celebration when she happened to visit the restaurant on the day of the wedding. “It’s fun to get married at a place you don’t usually get married, like where you can get ice cream.”