NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – December 4

National Cookie Day on December 4th serves up a sweet treat. Bakers across the country warm up the ovens for holiday baking, and we enjoy giving tins of cookies to friends and family all season long.  We can thank the Dutch for more than windmills and tulips. The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch …
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NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY – November 10

Cupcake lovers celebrate each year on National Vanilla Cupcake Day. These small cakes get their day on November 10th. Indulge in one or several. Cupcakes have also been known as: Fairy Cakes Patty Cakes Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word) Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation for a cake to …
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NATIONAL DESSERT DAY

People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day!  Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, desserts include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too.  The available ingredients affect the range of desserts made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal …
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NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY

National Angel Food Cake Day on October 10th celebrates the delicious, light, and fluffy cake that many home cooks serve with fruit or glazes.  Originating in the United States and first becoming popular in the late 19th century, angel food cake was so named because of its airy lightness.  It was said to be the …
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NATIONAL SPONGE CAKE DAY – August 23

On August 23rd, enjoy National Sponge Cake Day with the quintessential classic of the cake world. This airy queen of teas is the guest of honor, but we get the pleasure of tasting!  One of the trickiest cakes for bakers to master, a perfect sponge stands tall. Another balancing trick for bakers includes maintaining a …
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“Let them eat cake!”

The woman who quoted the above didn’t fair well in history.  Cake is now both widely enjoyed, and luckily for us easily available.  Whether from a local bakery or a creation all your own cake is used in alot of our celebrations today.  Pair it with ice cream and you have a recipe for one …
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May 19 NATIONAL DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE DAY

Observed annually on May 19, National Devil’s Food Cake Day is enjoyed by chocolate cake lovers throughout the country and around the world. Devil’s Food cake is a heavenly chocolate cake.  It differs from a regular chocolate cake by its darker color and tends to be more moist and airy.  Devil’s Food cake recipes use hot or boiling water …
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Mar 29 NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day on March 29th offers a bright and zesty celebration among the cake holidays.  For a nice refreshing spring dessert, chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and flavorings.  The fluffy texture is made by beating egg whites until stiff and folding …
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CREATIVE ROMANCE MONTH

February is a month of love and romance. So it’s no surprise it is also designated as National Creative Romance Month. Psychologists tell us dating is vital to a relationship. A date is not something to be tolerated or suffered through. Instead, dating should be fun and pleasurable for both parties. Psychologists also stress the …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY, January 27

National Chocolate Cake Day celebrates the cake more people favor. And more often than not, we celebrate our special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and weddings with cake. Why not enjoy chocolate cake on January 27th every year? In America, chocolate was consumed primarily as a beverage until the 1830s or 40s. Chocolate cakes, as we …
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