It’s the end of an era…
Some people will think it’s silly that I’m celebrating my bundt cakes, but I don’t care. For almost two years, I have thoughtfully created a cake each week to represent the season. I’ve stayed true to the Original Recipe, I’ve made each cake in my own kitchen, I’ve shopped for the ingredients, baked, frosted, photographed, uploaded and shared my little bundt cake treasures with all of you.
Next Monday, July 22, will be the reveal of Bundt Cake 100. It’s hard to believe I’ve made that many.
It’s funny how a simple recipe can inspire so much.
Years ago, when I first tasted my friend Rachel New’s Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, I had no idea that a single recipe could have such an impact on my life. If it weren’t for that recipe, I never would have started my foodie blog…which I absolutely adore. If it weren’t for that recipe, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people in the foodie industry, and of course, meet all of you. That little recipe has unlocked a creativity and a passion that I never really knew was there. That one little recipe has meant the world to me.
But the most important thing that the one little recipe did…was give me 100 opportunities over the last 2 years to bake with my kiddos. That has been the biggest blessing of this whole Bundt Cake experience…each week, I baked a cake with two little people that I love so much. They helped with every one of them. They stirred, they mixed, they tasted, they frosted, they complained about the coconut all five times it was used…they were the icing on the cake of this entire experience.
So…on Sunday, I will feature Bundt Cake #99, then on Monday, I will start the count down of my personal favorites, later in the week…a Bundt Cake giveaway! Finally, on Monday, July 22, Bundt Cake #100. But don’t worry…this isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning…
I’ve already started whipping up my second series…we have 100 more things to do.
And just for grins…here are some Bundt Cake facts for you…
For my 100 Bundt Cakes, I used the following ingredients:
1 Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 Gingerbread Cake Mix
2 Carrot Cake Mixes
2 Coconut Cake Mixes
2 Lemon Cake Mixes
2 Strawberry Cake Mixes
3 Spice Cake Mixes
20 Chocolate Cake Mixes
33 Yellow Cake Mixes
34 White Cake Mixes
200 boxes of instant pudding
50 cups of vegetable oil
2 Fourth of July Cakes
4 Easter Cakes
4 St. Patrick Day Cakes
4 Thanksgiving Cakes
5 Halloween Cakes
5 Valentine’s Day Cakes
11 Christmas Cakes
That’s a lot of bundt cake love right there! Have a wonderful weekend!
See you Sunday with Bundt Cake #99!