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What Even IS Red Velvet Cake?

Everyone’s tried it, and everyone loves it – or hates it. There doesn’t seem to be much in between. But what even is Red Velvet cake? And why is this technicolor torte a thing in the first place? The combination of vivid red and pristine white icing is certainly striking inside a bakery case, but …

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New Orleans King Cake… The Sweetest Part of Mardi Gras!

It may still be cold and gloomy in Jersey, but in N’Awlins it’s already spring and Mardi Gras is right around the corner! We can’t match their weather, but we can indulge in one of the most delicious traditional treats of the season… King Cake! For the unfamiliar, New Orleans King Cake is the ultimate …

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It’s National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day!

According to the National Day Calendar, today is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! And while they have some fairly silly holidays listed on that website, we think a whole day to honor a delicious favorite like pineapple upside down cake is a wonderful idea! Upside down cakes, which can be made with many different …

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In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Cake)!

Throughout baking history, there are few treats as memorable as pound cake. Although some think the name comes from the denseness of the cake, or from the amount of weight one might expect to gain, it actually represents the recipe itself. According to What’s Cooking America, the original cake called for one pound each of …

Cheer for Chocolate Chip!

  When we say “chocolate chip cookie” what do you think of? We’re guessing it’s the same thing everybody else thinks of… the traditional NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate chip cookie! (We must have eaten thousands of these when we were little!) But did you know, rather than the genius brainstorm of someone’s grandma, these chocolate …

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Can Your Cake Outlast Your Marriage?

That may sound like a terrible question… or like we’re making a joke about how short your marriage will be. We’re not. We’re talking about Ann and Ken Fredericks, a Florida couple who’ve been nibbling away at their wedding cake every anniversary FOR 61 YEARS!! Now, before we get into the story – and before …

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A Brief History of Birthday Cakes

We’ve given you a history lesson on wedding cakes… which began with people smashing bread over the bride’s head. Birthday cakes, on the other hand, actually begin their history as a sweet treat. (We did a little homework at to find that out!) In Ancient Greece, the birth of mere mortals was not considered …

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Anniversary Cake Fit for a Queen!

Would you pay over $1,000 dollars for a wedding cake? How about a few tiny crumbs from a wedding cake… and one that you can’t even eat?! Well, that happened. An auction buyer across the pond recently purchased crumbs from Queen Victoria’s wedding cake for 760 pounds! (That’s roughly $1,098, American.) The cake, which is …

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