National Bake and Decorate Month - October
National Bake and Decorate Month – October


Preheat the oven, throw on an apron, and whip out some of your favorite dessert recipes! National Bake and Decorate Month is an annual designation observed in October. You know what that means!? It’s time to get into full holiday swing mode and start baking some of your favorite sweet treats to decorate with friends and family. This is arguably one of the best times of year. Everyone is just starting to gear up for the holidays and ’tis the season for cookies, cupcakes, and pies galore! October is a great time to enjoy the seasonal ingredients and flavors like pumpkin spice, caramel apple, ginger, cranberry, and more. Turn on some fun fall music, light some autumn-scented candles, invite friends and family over, and get baking!


Bake something. A cake, a pie, anything. Then decorate it. Use #BakeAndDecorateMonth to post on social media! The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to baking and decorating. We’ve compiled a list of some fun ideas for you to make happen, to get everyone in on the baking party!

  1. Have a cookie decorating party. Find a simple sugar cookie recipe, make as many cut-outs as you need, and bake them before your company arrives. Get some fun frosting colors ready in bowls, and let your crew have a cookie decorating competition!
  2. Host a bake sale. Get your co-workers and friends involved, and encourage them to bake and decorate some of their favorite goodies at home. Then, have everyone come together for a bake sale at school, or even a local nursing home or charity.
  3. Don’t forget about donuts! Another fun and tasty dessert to bake, donuts are loved by many and are another baked good that are easy to decorate with frosting and sprinkles. Happy baking!

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