Saturday, September 25, 2021

Cakes and Cupcakes Special Days and Reviews


Cakes & cupcakes

There are a multitude of special days (those wacky, weird, humorous and fun days) throughout the year devoted to various kinds of cakes and cupcakes.  The Contributors to this Review This Reviews site have also reviewed and shared a number of recipes of their favorites.

A compilation of these yummy dessert recipes and the days that are set aside to recognize them are featured in this article.

What is the Difference Between a Cake and Cupcakes?

There are only two differences ~ the type of pan you use to bake them, and the amount of time they spend in the oven.

*Some terms used for cupcakes – snack cake, mini-cake, Fairy Cake, Patty Cake.

Cake Holidays

Red Velvet Cake
Source: Pixabay

List of National Cake Holidays:

  • National Cake Month - February
  • National Chocolate Cake Day  - January 27
  • National Carrot Cake Day  - February 3
  • National Poundcake Day  - March 4
  • National  Blackforest Cake  Day - March 28
  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day - March 29
  • National  Coffee Cake Day  - April 7
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day - June 1
  • National Applesauce Cake Day - June 6
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day - June 12
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day  - June 14     
  • National Spongecake Day  - August 23
  • National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
  • National Cake Day - November 26
  • National Fruitcake Day  -December 27
  • National Sacher Torte Day  -December 5

Cupcake Holidays

List of National Cupcake Holidays:

  • Hostess Cupcake Day – May 10
  • Chocolate Cupcake Day – October 18
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day - November 10
  • National Cupcake Day – December 15

Hostess Cupcakes
Source: Pixabay

*NOTE:  One of the most famous and popular cupcakes is the Hostess Cupcake.  Check out this recipe for homemade Hostess Cupcakes.  It is found on the blog Love, Life & Sugar by Lindsay. 

Cake & Cupcake Recipes by the ReviewThisReviews Contributors

One of the RTR Contributors – the leader of the pack we all affectionately call “Mouse” -  SylvesterMouse Cynthia, is our 'go-to' expert on getting fancy and having fun with cakes and cupcakes. In addition to numerous recipes Mouse has shared here on Review This Reviews, she has also featured several on her own blog sites.  See a few below:

Snake Cake by Sylvestermouse
Snake Cake by Sylvestermouse

For an extra fun cake, see this (How to Decorate) Snake Cake by Sylvestermouse on her Cooking for the Holidays website.

Halloween Ghost Castle Cake by Sylvestermouse
Halloween Ghost Cake by Sylvestermouse

Plus, her Halloween Ghost Castle Cake on the Sylvestermouse Halloween Haven website.

Spooky Spider Cupcakes by Sylvestermouse
Photo courtesy of Fun Food

Then there is her Spooky Spider Cupcakes 

And how about making a fancy cake design using cupcakes in the Sylvestermouse review of the Cupcake Cakes Cookbook?

More Delicious Cake & Cupcake Recipes & Reviews on Review This


So anytime you wish to indulge in a sweet treat in the cake & cupcake family, check out one of the above recipes or have a cake dessert day to celebrate one of the cake/cupcake holidays found all year long. 

Happy 'Cake' Eating!

*Cakes and Cupcakes - Special Days and Reviews compiled for your eating pleasure by Wednesday Elf.

For More Holiday Reviews, see 

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For More Recipe Reviews, see 

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  1. Elf, what a fun and mouthwatering collection of cakes and cupcakes holiday reviews and recipes! Thanks so much for including my review of low carb muffins and cupcakes for those of us who no longer can indulge in conventional baked goods but still enjoy these types of sweet treats.

    1. Thanks, Margaret. Glad to include your review of low carb muffins and cupcakes so even those (like you and Barbara) whose diet doesn't allow for many of these sweet treats can still enjoy some delicious baked goods.

  2. Wow! Who would have known there were so many days dedicated to cakes! Thanks for putting this all together in one review...a great place to go look for a recipe for that special day.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Mary Beth. These fun holidays certainly give us a tasty excuse for indulging in a favorite cake or cupcake treat.

  3. Honestly, I headed to the kitchen to grab a piece of cake after reading this! Fall days, cool days, bring on the cake! Cake days, I'm all in on that.

    1. Cake days make us want to 'indulge' for sure, Barbara. LOL.

  4. I had no idea there were so many days dedicated to cakes! Fun dates to be sure :) Thank you for collating all these delicious cake and cupcake recipes all in one place.

    1. It was fun gathering together all these delicious cake and cupcake recipes from our RTR group. Only trouble is, it made me hungry for 'cake'. LOL.

  5. Oh my goodness, I just got a great list of all the "cake" days there are and I'm looking forward to each and everyone of them. Somehow I think that everyday could be a cake or cupcake day, because I would find a reason to celebrate them with these lovely delights. Thanks Pat Austin for making this great list of "special cake" days just for us!

    1. You're welcome, Olivia. Never miss celebrating a special cake or cupcake day again with this list of dates.

  6. How awesome is that! I had no idea so many cakes or cupcakes were celebrated on specific days/dates. Any day is a good day for cake, but there are some cakes we love more than others and they deserve a special day. Thank you so much for including so many of my recipes and cake tutorials. I do enjoy decorating specialty cakes and bringing crafts into the kitchen.

    1. You are the Queen of crafty kitchen delights, Mouse. Very happy to share your tasty and terrific creations in the cake and cupcake world.


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