Bake me a wish

January 6, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Private first class Brian Spisso has been in Iraq since last September. Though far from home, his mom was determined to send her son a special gift.

"I love him and care about him," soldier's mom, Vicki Spisso said.

Vicki Spisso sent Brian a cake she ordered from '' an online bakery that delivers cakes for special occasions.

"He thought it was great," said Vicki. "He was nervous and so excited that he was cutting the cake with the cake with the knife the wrong way."

About a year ago, 'Bake-me-a-Wish' teamed up with the military support group "Soldiers' Angels".

Out of that partnership, "Operation Birthday Cake" was created to send birthday and holiday cakes to those serving overseas.

"They make them feel special, that they're not forgotten,"

The cakes are made at "Love and Quiches" bakery in Freeport. They cost 75 dollars and five percent of sales go to a special cake fund for service men and women.

The idea came about when owner Josh Kaye was contacted by a mom who wanted to send a cake to her son in Iraq.

"I laughed...I said, 'are you kidding me, I won't be able to send a cake to Iraq.'" "I said, 'I don't think.'" "After hundreds of hours of investigating and putting in...and research...we found a way to do it," Josh Kaye said.

As a goodwill gesture, 'Bake-me-a-wish' also donates thousands of cakes in support of the troops.

Its goal is to make enough in sales to be one day send free cakes to all military personnel on special occasions.

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If you would like more information on how you can send a cake to a family member serving overseas or make a donation that will go towards a cake for someone in the service, visit