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International Pizza Cake Day – April 20, 2023

International Pizza Cake Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday in April and falls on April 20 this year. Some people probably wonder, is pizza cake a cake that looks like a pizza? Or is it a pizza in the shape of a cake? Well, it can be both. But, the one we’re here for today is the latter. To celebrate, will you make a pizza cake from scratch or just order some pizza boxes and then stack them up to form a cake? The day’s for you to celebrate with whatever pizza cake you see fit — in your belly.

History of International Pizza Cake Day

International Pizza Cake Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday to have fun with pizza cake. Some say that pizza cake was first created many years ago by Chef François Gundermeaux. But, it seemed to be a cake that looked like a pizza, not a pizza. Meanwhile, the pizza cake here was invented in 2014 by Boston Pizza, a Canadian-based pizza chain. The pizza cake was part of a Boston Pizza promotion called Pizza Game Changers, featuring numerous “outlandish” pizza-related products.

The pizza cake recipe became the promotion’s most popular, with 15,000 votes by April 21, 2014. Boston Pizza advertised it as “great for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and even lonely nights watching infomercials.” Later in April, they posted a pizza cake recipe on “So Good Blog” and was described as “heavenly” by a Reddit user who tried it. In September, Pillsbury Company posted a pizza cake recipe by Shawn Syphus and it went viral — making them sometimes mistakenly attributed as the creator of the recipe.

The Boston Pizza’s pizza cake is six-layered, and the Daily Mirror gave it a total of 5,000 calories. There were various reviews about the recipe. Some said it’s more complicated than it seemed, the crispiness in the crust was lacking, and it’s unhealthier than regular pizza. While others stated it was worth recommending. In the end, a review is just a review, right? You’ll never know unless you try it (and make it) from the many recipes of recipes to choose from online. So, are you going to make the pizza cake from scratch?

International Pizza Cake Day timeline

August 1964
Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is born on August 12 in Edmonton, Canada.

April 2014
Pizza Cake

Boston Pizza invents pizza cake in April.

April 2014
It’s Online

“So Good Blog” publishes the pizza cake recipe.

September 2014
The Beginning of the Viral Recipe

Pillsbury Company posts Shawn Syphus’ pizza cake recipe.

International Pizza Cake Day FAQs

Is pizza a cake or pie?

The construction of pizza is similar to a pie with no crust on the top, and pizza is defined as “a flat, open-faced baked pie of Italian origin.”

Who invented pizza?

Baker Raffaele Esposito from Naples is said to be the person who made the first pizza.

Why is pizza called pizza?

It might come from the Greek word “pitta,” which means “pie,” or the Langobardic word “bizzo,” which means “bite.”

International Pizza Cake Day Activities

  1. Make a pizza cake

    To have fun on the day, we recommend you make pizza cake from scratch. But, if you want to make it simple, just order two to four boxes of pizzas. Whether it’s small, medium, or large, you decide which one’s best for you. Make sure you ask them not to slice them. Then, stack them up to form the pizza cake.

  2. Tell your friends

    Can you finish the pizza cake all by yourself? Well, that’s impressive! If you can’t, you may want to tell your friends and invite them over to celebrate the day together. And, by the end, you’ll probably need another pizza cake since your friends are here.

  3. Go to Boston Pizza

    Boston Pizza has franchises in numerous locations, including Canada, the United States, and Mexico. If possible, go to one of them as Boston Pizza is where the pizza cake came from.

5 Facts About Boston Pizza You Need To Know

  1. It has over 380 locations in Canada

    Boston Pizza has more than 380 locations in Canada and several in the United States and Mexico.

  2. It has over 100 menu items

    There are more than 100 items on Boston Pizza’s menu for guests to choose from.

  3. It established a foundation

    Boston Pizza established Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects which helps support children and families in need across Canada.

  4. It’s one of the best-managed companies

    Boston Pizza is one of Canada’s 50 best-managed companies and a member of the Platinum Club.

  5. It serves millions of guests annually

    Boston Pizza has more than 40 million guests each year.

Why We Love International Pizza Cake Day

  1. It’s time to try it

    Some of us are probably not familiar with pizza cake or never tried it. Today can be the day to change that.

  2. It’s fun

    We can make pizza cake from scratch or by stacking pizzas to form a cake. Either one is fun, especially with our friends over.

  3. We can experiment with it

    If we choose to make pizza cake from scratch, we can also experiment with it. There are so many toppings we can add to it. They can be meat, mushrooms, onions, pineapple, or whatever we can think of.

International Pizza Cake Day dates

YearDateDay
2022April 21Thursday
2023April 20Thursday
2024April 18Thursday
2025April 17Thursday
2026April 16Thursday

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