NOVEMBER 26 – NATIONAL CAKE DAY – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
NATIONAL CAKE DAY
November 26 recognizes a dessert that you will find at almost everyone’s birthday party whether they are age 1 or over 100. It is also the dessert of choice at bridal and baby showers, wedding receptions, retirement parties and just about any social event. Add ice cream, and you have America’s top favorite desserts in the same dish!
Whether it’s a shapely bundt cake (celebrated on November 15) to the less curvaceous sheet cake, these sweet layered, frosting covered or fondant decorated works of art scream celebration! It may be made at home from scratch, or from a box mix or picked up from the bakery or grocery store. Whichever way, a cake can be one, or a combination of, thousands of flavors.
No one can know how many, as there are countless cake recipes, some of which are bread-like, some rich and elaborate and many are centuries old. Of Viking origin, the word cake is derived from Old Norse “kaka”. Cake then was more like gingerbread due to the availability of refined ingredients.
Cakes typically contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs and butter or oil, with some variety of liquid which may be milk or water, along with a leavening agent such as yeast or baking powder. Flavorful ingredients are often added, for example; chopped nuts, fresh, candied or dried fruit, fruit purees or extracts. Cake can be enjoyed with or without frosting or icing.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy the following cake recipes:
Use #NationalCakeDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Cake Day.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Support a small business and use #SmallBusinessSaturday to post on social media.
American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010.
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