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NBC

Cakes with "Baked by Melissa"

Oct 9th 2017

Ashley of NBC stops by the "Baked by Melissa" test kitchen to meet with owner Melissa Ben-Ishay.

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Popsugar

This Fruity Pebbles Cake Is a Whole New Way to Eat Cereal and Milk

Oct 3rd 2017

If Fruity Pebbles and birthday cake had a baby, it would look a little something like this. This colorful dessert (or breakfast?) is a fluffy vanilla cake speckled with Fruity Pebbles, slathered in cereal-infused vanilla icing, topped with even more Fruity Pebbles, and drizzled with a sugary vanilla glaze that gives it all a milk-and-cookies feel. This ridiculously beautiful and over-the-top cake recipe is courtesy of Cakes by Melissa: Life Is What You Bake It, the first cookbook by Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder of the wildly popular bakery Baked by Melissa.

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Delish

Baked By Melissa Is Giving Away Free Cupcakes Today

August 17th 2017

Starting at noon on Thursday, Aug. 17, Baked By Melissa is giving away 100,000 cupcakes as part of the #SideWithLove movement. All you have to do is log onto BakedByMelissa.com after noon EST and tell them who — and where — to ship a box of 25 bite-sized sweets. That's it.

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Elite Daily

This Bakery Is Giving Away Free Cupcakes Today For A Super Emotional Reason

August 17th 2017

Starting at 12 p.m. on Aug. 17, anyone across the country can get free cupcakes from Baked By Melissa for their #SideWithLove initiative. There will only be 100,000 cupcakes available, so if you're looking to side with love, make sure to log onto Baked By Melissa's website after 12 p.m., put in your shipping info, and ship yourself a box of 25 mini cupcakes.

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Vogue

From Rosé to Basil Goat Cheese: This Summer’s Most Unique (and Delicious) Ice Cream Flavors

July 27th 2017

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and Ample Hills is definitely feeling groovy. The beloved Brooklyn-based ice cream maker collaborated with the mini-cupcake bakery Baked by Melissa on a new flavor. Using a lush sweet-cream base, Ample Hills then blends in pieces of mini tie-dye cupcakes for an eye-popping rainbow ice cream.

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Daily News

EATS BEAT: Rosé Bar Pop-Up serves wine-soaked oysters, Champagne donuts with rosé sorbet

July 12th 2017

The Summer of Love is now an ice cream flavor. To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 social phenomenon — which saw about 100,000 hippies flock to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood — mini-cupcake company Baked by Melissa has teamed up with Ample Hills Creamery for a limited-time treat.

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Timeout

Celebrate Pride weekend with these festive food-and-drink deals

June 23rd 2017

You're going to want all of your strength to power through the weekend festivities Gay Pride 2017. These Pride food-and-drink specials are just the fuel you'll need for this weekend's parties and parade.

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AM New York

NYC Pride Week treats: Baked by Melissa, Magnum Ice Cream and more

June 19th 2017

An excuse to eat colorful cupcakes, truffles and more? We'll take it. If you're looking to celebrate Pride Week in NYC, these rainbow-hued treats and libations are a must. Dig in and drink up before they're gone!

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Entrepreneur

How 10 Brands, Including Apple and Facebook, Celebrated Pride 2017

June 2017

The New York City-based tiny cupcake chain offered a spectrum of flavors in special Pride boxes, decorated with a rainbow-striped heart. “Love comes in all shapes, colors & cupcakes!” Baked by Melissa wrote on its website. The bakery chain also specified that 10 percent of net proceeds from the Pride-themed cupcakes would go to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

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Bustle

A 'Baked by Melissa' Cookbook is Coming Your Way to Make 2017 a Little Bit Sweeter - Cover Reveal

June 2nd 2017

Since 2009, Baked by Melissa has cornered the market on treats that are both beautiful and teeny tiny. Today, Bustle is excited to announce that Melissa Ben-Ishay (yes, the Melissa) is getting into the publishing game. You read that correctly: Baked by Melissa is releasing a cookbook, so all your bite-sized dreams can finally come true.

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Inc.com

This Cupcake Maker Beat Imposter Syndrome to Build a Mini Empire

May 2016

Melissa Ben-Ishay, the co-founder and chief product officer of Baked by Melissa, built a mini empire based on what she loved--once she overcame her imposter syndrome.

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Forbes

How Sweet It Is: How This Woman Got Fired From Her Corporate Job And Found Her True Calling

Dec 20th 2016

Some people just know what they’re meant to do in life and they don’t deviate from that plan until they’ve achieved their goals. Think Serena Williams who started intensive tennis training at 3 years old. Other people know what their passion is, but they get distracted temporarily from their path, in many cases to satisfy what is “expected” of them. Until, something reminds them of what they were meant to do. Whether you want to call these circumstances synchronicity, divine intervention, or just blind luck there is nothing more magical then meeting firsthand someone who has rediscovered their true calling.

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Melissa Ben-Ishay Discusses "Baked by Melissa"

Oct 14th 2016

Join entrepreneur Melissa Ben-Ishay as she discusses her immensely popular "Baked by Melissa" on National Dessert Day.

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