Bundt Cake Life

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.

Bundt Cake #1: Chocolate Chip

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
400 eggs
50 cups of vegetable oil
And only two bundt pans…my big one and my mini one :).
I created…
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!

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} July 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I literally got choked up reading this!!!!!! Like there are tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat!!!!!!
    I'm soooooo thankful for that first bundt cake too! Because if you wouldn't have started a foodie blog, then I wouldn't have started a fashion blog, and WE wouldn't be blogging together. So thankful to be on this journey with you!!!!

  • Shawnee July 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I LOVE each bundt cake that I've made from your blog but I have to say I think the chocolate chip one is my absolute favorite!!

  • Mel Tales July 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I love bundt cakes and was SO excited to find your foodie blog! LOVE it!!!! šŸ™‚

  • Bookworm's Shelf July 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I love bundt cakes! Where did you get your cute bundt cake keeper? šŸ™‚ Thanks for baking for us!
    ~Lindsey

  • Lisa C July 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    When I got married in 1987 someone gave me a church cookbook from Moody, Texas. The recipe that started it all for you was in that cookbook. Back then it was hard to find a cake mix that didn't already have pudding in the mix because that was the thing. The recipe also called for "regular" pudding, not instant. I made that chocolate chip cake a zillion times. It has been fun to discover your variations and make a few. So far the Coconut Lime and the Cinnamon Roll are family favorites. Thanks for all of your hard work.

  • Jaren July 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I think celebrating your work on something you love is so awesome! So much joy came out in this post and pretty much all your posts! I've really enjoyed your reminiscent posts on your blogs this week. It has given me a chance to kind of catch up a little since I've only followed you for a few months. Can't wait till Monday!!

  • Lora G July 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I just made my second of your bundts, and I am so excited to try more!! Thank you for bundting and blogging!

  • Lora G July 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I just made my second mix and match bundt, and I can't wait to try more! Thanks for bundting and blogging!!

  • Rachel July 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    that's so neat to see a breakdown of all the ingredients that you've used in the past two years!
    a year ago this week, I made my first bundt from your recipes, and I do not regret all the cakes that followed šŸ™‚

    http://www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

  • Angela July 13, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Amazing! It is the end of an era for sure. šŸ™‚

  • jen July 13, 2013 at 1:28 am

    This is awesome! My days are brighter because of this little blog and the sweet gal running it! Happy 100!!! Yay! And mmm!

  • Love, Giggles and Sunshine July 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Absolutely love your recipes. Thank you for this great resource!

    Lovegigglesandsunshine.blogspot.com