You can eat it on your birthday, you can enjoy it by the ocean, or you can simple just have a slice. No one really knows how this holiday came about, but we all know that we all love to eat cake. Birthday parties, wedding receptions, baby showers, bat mitzvahs, quinceañeras, and pretty much any social event has cake for dessert. So on November 26, join us in celebrating this sweet delight on National Cake Day!
National Cake Day Activities
1. Bake a cake
The most obvious and fun way to celebrate National Cake Day is by putting on an apron (or not if you wish to get flour all over your clothes), and preheat your oven! You can make one from scratch or use a little help from little box at the store.
2. Invite your friends over for a cake decorating contest
You provide the base and they provide the creativity. Invite your friends over for a night full of frosting and laughs, and judge the cakes by the best, worst, and most creative designs. The winner gets to choose who gets cake in the face.
3. Let them eat cake (at work)
Everyone loves a nice treat at work. Surprise your co-workers by bringing in a homemade or store-bought cake. When people ask what the occasion is, the answer is simple, "It's National Cake Day, duh!"
Why We Love National Cake Day
A. There are so many options
It's true, cakes come in different shapes and sizes, and flavors! The bread options vary from chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, funfetti, and strawberry, to name a few. Not to mention the endless possibilities of frosting and filling!
B. They're so moist
Cakes are known for their fluffy, moist consistency. These traditional desserts deliver the perfect amount of sweetness (sugar), carbs, and butter— all the ingredients that make it the glorious dessert it's known to be.
C. The decorations
A cake is almost always covered in frosting and special decorations, which alone, is a cause for celebration. Any cake can have a traditional foundation that provides a canvas to get creative. There are even shows on TV which celebrate the art of cake decorating.