National Cake Month and National Cake Day is a fun food holiday created to encourage you to make, and of course eat, your favorite cake!
When is National Cake Month? The month of February-
We found only a "few" resources that referenced our calendar as having a National Cake "MONTH." We did however find many resources that referenced National Cake Day which is celebrated on November 26. We also looked for a National Cake Week but we didn't find a source for a cake week holiday-
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that National Cake Holidays do indeed exist.
We were wondering if this holiday was created by a food organization and or baking organization- but that question is still unanswered- It seems that this holiday is an American Holiday even though cake is enjoyed all over the world and new cake recipes from all over the world will always rotate over the Internet during these major cake holidays.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
How can this holiday be celebrated?
- This holiday was created to encourage you to eat cake!
- Some say this holiday was created to encourage you to bake a homemade cake from scratch and not from a commercial mix. If that's so then why not try your hand at baking a homemade cake if you've never done it before.
- New Flavors: National Cake Month has always been the month to try new cakes that you've never ate before. Bakeries and home cooks will always come up with new cake flavors for cake holidays. (Don't forget to write Happy Cake Day or month on top)
- You don't bake? That's ok, just pick one up one at your favorite bakery and surprise your family and friends with a sweet cake for tea time! It's not uncommon for bakeries to offer cake specials in honor of Cake Holidays!
- Have a cake party! - It comes as no suprise that cake holidays are always celebrated by communities, clubs, churches and organizations by having bake sales and cake parties. Community parties are popular as each family brings a cake of their choice to be shared with neighbors over coffee. Organizations sometimes bring a cake that is cut in serving to be sold by the slice for a good cause.
"Cake is a form of food that is usually sweet and often baked. Cakes normally combine some kind of flour, a sweetening agent (commonly sugar), a binding agent (generally egg, though gluten or starch are often used by vegetarians and vegans), fats (usually butter, shortening, or margarine, although a fruit purée such as applesauce is sometimes substituted to avoid using fat), a liquid (milk, water or fruit juice), flavors and some form of leavening agent (such as yeast or baking powder), though many cakes lack these ingredients and instead rely on air bubbles in the dough to expand and cause the cake to rise. Cake is often frosted with buttercream or marzipan, and finished with piped borders and crystallized fruit."
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