Let Them Write (About) Cake!

November 15, 2010 is official “I Love to Write Day.”  In honor of the occasion, I’m going to spend the day writing.  (Granted, I do that most days, but I’ll pretend today is special.) In fact, I intend to try and write in at least three different disciplines: business, fiction, and blogging.

One down, two to go.

Do you have something to write today?  If not, make something up!  It’s always good to get some new words on a page.  If you do (or if you think quickly) tell me what you’re writing in the comments!

For those of you who don’t write, today is also official Bundt Pan Day.  The term bundt (pronounced “bunt”) may have originated from the German buntkuchen, a kind of coffee cake, though the ring-shaped baking pans apparently came from Austria and Hungary as well.  The original ceramic and cast-iron pans were copied and mass-produced by Nordic Ware, which popularized and trademarked the term “Bundt Pan” in the United States.

Bundt cakes really took off in the United States following the humble dessert’s second-place finish in the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off – after which Pillsbury licensed the “Bundt” trademark for use with a line of cake mixes.

The rest, as they say, is lemon-or-chocolate flavored history.

3 thoughts on “Let Them Write (About) Cake!

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  • November 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration Susan. I’m going to try and write for a little bit myself today. Happy “I Love to Write Day!”

  • November 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Wow. I totally remember the early days of Bundt cakes. They were all the rage. I liked the cholocate kind with the white filling best. Back then, buying a dessert was just not done. There was nothing to buy, anyway. Bundt cakes were fast and just different enough that you were forgiven for using a mix when you took one to church socials. I still have my mom’s pan, though I haven’t made one in decades. I may have to do that soon. Thanks so much for the flashback. All the best.

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